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Supply Chain/ Procurement Specialist (French / German speaking )

Reference: copy of ID 23049
Location: London
Salary: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Job Sector: Management & Executive
Date Posted: 05/06/2012
Recruiter: Alexander Proudfoot (Europe) Ltd.

Alexander Proudfoot is a leading operational improvement firm, working with clients around the world to improve their processes and financial performance. For more than 60 years their mission has been to deliver measurable and sustainable financial benefits to their clients by developing and installing processes and programs to rapidly improve their client's operations.

This role will suit experienced supply chain/procurement professionals looking to move into this type of environment.

Position: Supply Chain /Procurement Specialist
Location: Headquarters are in London but all of your working time will be spent working on client sites predominantly in Europe but also potentially some global clients.
Competitive starting salary + performance bonus. Excellent career prospects
Benefits: competitive package


Candidates must have critical curiosity, combined with a confident style. They:
a) work on the front line, at the heart of clients' organisations, taking accountability for their role in transforming these clients' businesses
b) combine tried and tested tools and methods with an overall approach to change that is tailored to each client's specific needs
c) apply common sense and first hand business experience
d) challenge themselves, their clients and the status quo
e) above all, deliver results

Position Description

In particular, working as part of a project team on supply chain / procurement workstreams :
a) analyse work processes, systems, organisational function and structures to determine where and how to generate measurable benefits

b) train client individuals in the effective use of management systems, tools, techniques, group problem solving and team building development skills
c) assume the appropriate roles of counsellor, facilitator, co-leader, presenter and/or trainer as required by the situation
d) initiate innovative solutions where required and work closely with colleagues and project management to ensure they are installed for the most effective impact

Essential skills / Experience

As basic requirements, candidates should :

   » possess relevant supply chain/procurement qualifications (degree level as a minimum requirement)
   » have a strong scientific education, including statistical analysis
   » demonstrate five to ten years' relevant experience in the field of supply chain/procurement
   » be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, notably Excel (pivot tables, modelling and simulation, macros, solver functionality) and Powerpoint
   » be fluent in English; fluency in French and German is also highly desirable

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