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Interim Consultant - Procurement Manager (France)

Job Reference: PP/1213       Job Type: Interim       Date Added: 11/05/2012

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Employer: Procurement People
Location: France (National Role)
Salary: €500 per day plus expenses

Interim Consultant - Procurement Manager (France)
(Fleet, Transport & Logistics Category)
Day rate: €500 plus expenses, 3 to 6 month project mission

Location: National role based in France, with travel and occasional work from home
(Will suit resident French national based in France, Belgium or Switzerland with proven consulting experience and prepared to travel during the week on the project)

The role will work as part of an ongoing consulting project team working with a multi-€billion turnover international manufacturing/packaging/distribution supplier. Purpose of the role: Category and Strategy management of Transport & Logistics expenditure across the regional French businesses, supporting new sites integration into the group and ensuring compliance with agreed processes and procedures for transport purchasing within the country and local region.

The role will incorporate developing excellent relationships with Internal Business Partners to ensure savings, cost avoidance and full understanding of new and established business needs and how they need to be reflected in the sourcing strategy, working with an Internal audit team in reviewing processes and identifying control weaknesses and recommend changes.

Typical activities;
• Achieve operational efficiencies
• Eliminate duplicate overheads and drive revenue growth through coordinated customer& stakeholder management and shared best practice in transport innovation
• Drive safety enhancements across the fleet
• Streamline the interface with logistics with the aim of reducing costs
• Support the Group annual cost savings from procurement
• Working capital reduction
• Strive for best-in-class agreements across all categories of spend
• Seek innovative solutions to achieve supply chain adoption of new technologies and practices
• Take a robust process-driven approach such that all agreements can withstand internal scrutiny and demonstrate compliance to professional practices
• Provide appropriate levels of management reporting to demonstrate compliance and realization of stated goals/targets


Knowledge, Experience & Capability;
• Proven Interim Consultant – delivery focused
• Previous experience in Logistics & Transportation
• Supply Chain Management
• Purchasing Best Practices
• Exposure to European sourcing programmes
• Multi-site activity – main corporate
• Excellent administrative and organizational skills
• Category Management
• Top level negotiator – tactical and strategic
• High level of analytical skills
• Knowledge of financial modelling, e.g. lease v buy options; internal rate of return
• Computer literate and numerate
• Effective verbal and written communication skills with people at all levels. (Persuasive)
• Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
• Fluent French & English
• Ability to travel extensively

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