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Director, Head of International Procurement, Broadridge, Remote, UK

Director, Head of International Procurement, Broadridge, Remote, UK
Posted on: 4/29/2023

Director, Head of International Procurement, Broadridge, Remote, UK

At Broadridge, we've built a culture where the highest goal is to empower others to accomplish more. If you’re passionate about developing your career, while helping others along the way, come join the Broadridge team.
As the lead procurement partner to our international business stakeholders, the Head of International Procurement is expected to be an active listener, regularly engaging with leaders across Europe and Asia Pacific to jointly develop business plans and get results.
You will expected to be hands-on and demonstrate decisioning frameworks which consider ROI, trade-offs, cycle time and quality, risk mitigation, and sustainability. The ideal candidate is well versed in sales techniques and comfortable leading negotiations across large commercial deals, adept at balancing and aligning partner needs with deal economics and near-and-longer-term organizational priorities.
You must possess legal and commercial knowledge including an understanding of the products and services required for smooth operation, procurement management tools, and buy-side dynamics within the company environment (highly matrixed, multi-product, global footprint).
We are made up of high-performing teams that meet in person to learn and collaborate as needed. This role is considered hybrid, which means you’ll be assigned to a Broadridge office and given the flexibility to work remote.


Coordinate efforts and work very closely with all the functional leaders of the Global Procurement organization and implement consistent and standard processes and policies, and adopted tools;
Display a comprehensive understanding of business requirements across multiple geographies and provide clear recommendations which are grounded in strong financial and operational criteria;
Evolve the function from ad hoc reactive and mostly operationally centric to that of a strategic business advisor and leader with vision, driving decisions through centralized sourcing, and procurement efforts;
Define and implement category strategies across 3 segments: local, regional and global, and define annual targets, continuous improvement projects, contract bidding and negotiation practices, and measure the competitiveness of programs against applicable benchmarks;
Drive an inclusive culture of ongoing continuous improvement, productivity and innovation that fosters a highly engaged procurement team;
Support the development of a culture that attracts, rewards and promotes high quality deliverables and excellent customer service;
Work closely with Management to identify performance issues and continuously implement programs to upgrade technical, business and interpersonal skills;
Keep Source-to-Pay management informed of all work in progress and major issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

7 plus years of Leadership experience in Sourcing and business operations experience, including global sourcing and procurement principles;
Strong experience in Procurement business process re-engineering;
Leadership experience in negotiations strategies and oversight of Procurement programs for a wide variety of products and services;
Proven ability to influence and enhance processes across business lines;
Ability to build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
Demonstrated analytical skills including the ability to present business cases to drive stakeholder engagement and endorsement and process improvement;
Strong experience utilizing best practices to lead and manage major corporate cost reduction initiatives and process improvement programs.


Strong technical and functional skills:
Extensive experience partnering across multiple constituents and geographies and well versed in the language of business (Fin-tech or supplier-side experience a plus);
In-depth knowledge of Procure-to-Pay lifecycle processes, including Supplier Risk Management, Contracting, Procurement Operations, and Payment;
Deep understanding of the supply chain and implications and alignment to free cash flow, balance sheet, P&L, objectives;
Excellent analytical, financial, project management and relationship skills. Outstanding ability to breakdown complex ideas and ambiguous situations into understandable and meaningful messages;
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to influence stakeholders.
Proven leadership skills:
Accomplished people leader with a consistent record of high performance, financial and operational oversight;
Active listening skills and highly collaborative individual who can influence multiple stakeholders and partners across varying needs;
Effective and inspiring team leadership skills with proven ability to recruit, develop and retain top talent through coaching and recognition;
Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with a sense of urgency on critically meaningful work;
Sound judgment and integrity to ensure alignment to Broadridge’s vision, mission, and values;
Ability to foster teamwork and organizational development;
Ability to lead negotiation in major and complex commodities;
Excellent facilitation and conflict resolution skills;
High persuasive skills – the ability to sell an idea / build consensus;
Proven cross-functional team leadership skills.
Strong management skills:
Ability to provide successful leadership, vision and direction to the changing role of Procurement in a  /   decentralized environment;
Ability to drive aggressive implementation plans and schedules;
Ability to identify and respond to obstacles and / or challenges;
Ability to handle multiple tasks effectively;
Ability to work well under pressure;
Ability to be “hands on” when needed.
Good financial acumen:
Has strong perspective on overall cost implications of Procurement choices for Broadridge.
Strong change management skills:
Ability to drive major change within the organization, while anticipating / avoiding roadblocks.
Creative thinker and problem solver:
Ability to think outside the box and generate creative ideas that are beneficial to Broadridge;
Strong problem-solving skills and an understanding of Category Managers’ analytical requirements.
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills:
Ability to develop effective and concise written presentations;
Ability to communicate effectively in group settings;
Ability to develop strong relationships with Broadridge

executives and non-executives.


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