Procurement and Commercial Director, J52147


Procurement and Commercial Director - relationship led procurement specialist
Colton, Norwich
Package: Negotiable base salary + generous car allowance + benefits including pension

Pure Executive are delighted to be supporting The AF Group with the recruitment of a new Procurement and Commercial Director to lead on commercial strategy, decision making and delivery.

The AF Group, formerly Anglia Farmers, is the UK’s largest agricultural purchasing business, with more than 3,500 members nationwide. Progressive and commercial in their approach, the business facilitates the supply of goods and services for its membership, driving value and insight through its strong supply chain. By focusing on understanding their member’s individual business models, they provide tailored purchasing and consultancy solutions to improve their member’s business performance.

Contributing to a culture of continuous improvement, empowerment, proactivity and teamwork, the position sits firmly in the senior leadership team, reporting into the CEO. As an overview, this role will lead the Trading Departments with a team of c10 direct reports. This relationship led individual will bring greater commercial thinking and insight, tenacity and negotiation, reporting and leadership capability to the business.

Experience required:

AF Group are looking for proven experience in a strategic, relationship led procurement Head of/Director role, with previous experience of leading and developing a team, whilst managing the supply chain of a large procurement budget. Demonstrating collaborative, influential stakeholder management skills, you will strategically partner with suppliers and members to ensure communications, negotiations and contracts reflect genuine value. You will monitor performance, and be able to identify and deliver further business opportunities, building on the current procurement of goods and services, whilst continuing to develop effective, valued longer terms supplier relationships.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, evolving business.

Please contact Jodie Woodrow or Ben Lurton at Pure Executive with you CV, or call on 01223 666455