Head of Direct Procurement



About Company

Huge multinational FMCG Company (food industry).


To ensure the category sourcing and contract (s) meet the business requirements through the execution of the strategic sourcing process.


  • To apply standards, policies, standards and platforms and to deliver robust terms and conditions that manages the company's service delivery and commercial risk.

  • To lead the process of sourcing execution to ensure delivery of the category strategy and targets.

  • To ensure any direct reports receive the appropriate training and development to ensure they have the skills and knowledge to deliver our business goals.

  • To set personal development plans and targets for any direct reports and review performance against those targets.

  • To drive and facilitate "source to contract" for specific categories. This includes the resolution of any contracts related issues and may include one-off spend items.

  • To manage negotiation and supplier selection within the framework of the category strategies and sourcing strategies.

  • To apply the agreed global policies, standards and platforms as agreed by the Procurement Director.

  • To capture and report on compliance using the agreed compliance platform and escalate through account management.

  • Provide forecasts on prices and market changes as an input into planning where appropriate.

  • To own commercial supply base management building strong internal and external business relationships to ensure the delivery of the category goals.

  • To facilitate the creation of supplier SLA's and performance check-points. Manage and resolve contractual performance issues and escalate where required.


  • Detailed knowledge of supply market, supplier capabilities and competitor activity, and expected trends at a geographic level

  • Proven capability of applying supplier management techniques to deliver added value benefits in addition to contracted benefits.

  • Experience in successful development of complex, multi-country contracts and agreements within a Manufacturing or Production background

  • Demonstrable experience in understanding and implementing Category Plans through the development and deployment of Strategic Sourcing Plans at a Country Level

  • Detailed understanding of financial evaluation and interpretation of supplier's records and their key cost and business drivers.

  • Fluent English


Contact information: 

Maria Perelygina

Mail: perelygina@csc-hr.ru