£37,800 a year
Number of positions for this role
Full Job Description
You’re all about getting the best deal. Negotiating with suppliers all over the world and making strategic decisions on how and where we spend our budget. Ensuring that we’re always working with dependable suppliers who offer the best value for money and are aligned with our corporate policies. Managing and maintaining great supplier relationships for the full term of the contract – from on boarding to termination – and keeping detailed records of every transaction.
As Global Procurement Manager, you’ll make the myriad of processes and transactions within your department work as part of a single system, that runs smoothly, accurately and maximises visibility of purchased goods and services with accessible, reliable data. You won’t be alone in your work, though. You’ll team up with your line manager and the function lead to develop a major strategic spending roadmap covering the next 2-5 years. You’ll also have the reciprocated support of your department – the procurement team you enrich and strengthen with the experience and knowledge you share with them. If you’re looking for a Procurement Manager role that you can really put your stamp on – this is it.
A bit about you
Getting the best deal on the global stage requires a whole lot of talent and experience. You might have developed your skills whilst doing a degree or a CIPS course. You might have done it by working your way up in a procurement department. Whichever route you’ve taken, the end result is you’re someone with amazing business instincts who can engage stakeholders and construct a coordinated procurement strategy that delivers amazing value for our organisation. You know where efficiencies can be made and you know how to get the best deals. That’s why your spending strategies always inspire confidence.
You’re also an amazing communicator who understands that not all business is done in a hard-nosed way. For you, it’s about teamwork. Being someone who can develop mutually beneficial relationships within the team and, equally, with third-party suppliers. Because you understand that people skills and business skills aren’t mutually exclusive. In fact, you’re able to build such great relationships with others precisely because your business skills are so top-notch. You’re always accurate, confident when presenting, and you can use data to gain some amazing insights. That’s why you’ll turn this opportunity into a real career high.
Life with us
Over 46 million pairs of Clarks shoes are sold globally. That makes us a £1.5 billion business and a truly worldwide brand. We now have some 12,000 employees across 75 different countries – everywhere from Europe to the Americas. Despite being the world’s leading global casual footwear brand, we’re still majority owned by the Clark family and based in Street, Somerset – where the Clarks business began. Street is the nerve centre of our business, driving growth and the whole Clarks success story.
We’ve already told you about the degree of flexibility you’ll enjoy as a valued addition to our business – but that’s just the start. As well as development opportunities, pension and a competitive salary, you’ll also enjoy a variety of other benefits. These range from 25 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays) to discounted healthcare. And, as everyone loves new shoes, you’ll also get a very healthy discount on our products.
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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company’s operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.
Reference ID: SYS-38684
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Up to £37,800.00 per year
Monday to Friday