Procurement Account Manager

Philip Morris International UK

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Be a part of a revolutionary Change

At PMI, we've chosen to do something incredible. We're totally redefining our business and building our future on smoke-free products with the power to improve the lives of a billion smokers worldwide!

With huge change, comes huge opportunity. So, wherever you join us, you'll enjoy the freedom to dream up and deliver better, brighter solutions and the space to move your career forward in endlessly new directions!

As our Procurement Account Manager, you will provide overall strategic guidance and direction for your team, leading and developing an adaptable and agile Procurement organization to deliver optimum mix 'product availability-quality-service.

Your 'day to day'

Your focus in this role is to collaborate closely with senior stakeholders to achieve early involvement in business strategy definition and to influence key decisions to improve resource allocation. You will do this by aligning local, regional, cluster and global sourcing plans to deploy global or regional initiatives locally.

Establishing this cross-functional collaboration, you’ll implement valuable initiatives that reduce waste and increase efficiency, such as offshoring, outsourcing, demand management, internal process efficiency. You’ll regularly look at benchmarks to anticipate Business needs and translate them into sourcing strategies.

You’ll be coordinating, leading and steering critical and complex negotiations while anticipating results and align with stakeholders on possible negotiation outcomes. You’ll familiarize yourself with legal templates to encompass local legislative requirements, business’ needs, IP rights, RSP Principals, company protection and exclusivity clauses. Advising colleagues and internal stakeholders on the impact of relevant clauses for contracting.

For non-critical services or goods, you’ll correctly balance the usage of customized contractual frameworks versus Purchase Orders to meet Company objectives of speed and time-to-market.

Based on defined criteria’s, you’ll segment the supply base and establish different types of supplier relationships and define governance and escalation models to lead those relationships. As part of this, you’ll link supplier capabilities and local business and procurement objectives, while working with key suppliers on value creation and risk reduction initiatives.

As an SME in this area, you’ll lead the Procure-to-Pay process, by understanding how different functional processes interact with each other and recommend relevant improvements. From this you’ll introduce key control measures and relevant KPI's to assure Procurement process compliance and efficiency at market/cluster level.

As a line manager, you’ll be excited about creating a positive culture and provide space to deliver. As part of this role, you’ll set clear objectives for your team (local and remote), review achievements, assess training needs and provide development opportunities.

Who we're looking for
  • You are someone who has preferably a proven experience (min 4 years) in procurement across categories in a multinational environment, ideally within FMCG.
  • You’ll be excited and passionate to lead a team and have had experience in past/current roles managing performance.
  • You are experienced in creating, executing, and monitoring complex agreements and implementing procurement procedures.
  • You are someone who can display a high level of autonomy in managing complex sourcing scope and in delivering required productivity objectives. You would have build and defined long term strategies in the past and analysed and interpreted KPI’s
  • We're on the lookout for someone who has a positive & happy outlook, you're motivated & ambitious, with an appetite to achieve and you are looking for a career to grow within & flourish.

What we offer
We are a Global organisation that supports our team. We pride ourselves in providing security in an ever-changing world.

PMI offers outstanding performers the opportunity to develop themselves, and grow their careers within the business, both locally and worldwide.

Working with us offers a demanding, fast paced career and we want to reward that. From our competitive salary, enhanced parental leave policy, medical cover, life assurance and season ticket loans, we have you covered. Our comprehensive flexible benefits pot allows you to further tailor your benefits to suit you.

Our commitment to inclusion
PMI is on a continuous journey to ensure that all of our employees feel welcome and feel that they belong.
We have a number of internal networks that are inclusive and open for anyone to join, including networks covering employees from ethnic minority backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and gender. We’re also extremely proud to be the first global company to be awarded Equal Salary Certification.

We take wellbeing seriously, so we have trained mental health First Aiders to help support our employees, as well as support in the form of our LifeWorks app and Employee Assistance Programme.

PMI is an equal opportunities employer, hiring solely on merit and business need. We encourage applications regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood and disability. If you require reasonable adjustments in any recruitment process with us, please make us aware.
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