ConnectedGroup is partnering with a well-known F&B business in searching for a Procurement Director to lead the entire procurement department in Hong Kong.
The role reports directly into the C-level and manages a total of 15 subordinates, including 4 direct reports. You will be managing a total spend of roughly USD 90 mil, and will oversee all direct (food) and indirect (non-food/packaging) categories.
Since a new CEO came on board a year ago, the company has started undergoing aggressive changes to upgrade its workflow and overall operational efficiency. There has been a much bigger focus on driving digitalization and enhancing the brand in the market. My client hopes this new Procurement Director can lead the department to play an active and central role in this transformation, and they are looking forward to new and innovative ideas that this person can bring into the organization.
My client is committed to upholding its core values of maintaining harmony and stability while embracing transformation. It has deliberately kept its organization structure relatively simple and ensured everyone's voices are heard.
The successful candidate must have worked in the F&B manufacturing industry, or related industries such as catering and FMCG. Knowledge of both direct and indirect materials procurement and the ability to lead both strategic and tactical purchasing are mandatory. It will be ideal you also have some experience in other parts of the supply chain, for example managing logistics and transportation. As mentioned above, experience and ability to lead strategic transformation for procurement will be very important.