• 2 direct reports


Principal Responsibilities


  • Establish the Procurement programme, ensuring all deliverables are delivered on time to agreed scope, budget and quality expectations which deliver benefits to Princes.

  • Provides constructive technical challenge to the procurement in their delivery of the initiatives so that benefits are maximised.
  • Contributes to the implementation of identified initiatives (as required) and new operating model processes through relevant coaching to the teams.
  • Assess programme to ensure individual projects and deliverables are viable and will meet their defined objectives.

  • Direct, facilitate and ensure programme work streams create plans / activities that enable delivery of the programme.

  • Ensure that momentum is maintained throughout the programme so that teams remain motivated and focused on delivery.

  • Manage and facilitate conflicts and dependencies between various Business Sectors, work streams and other internal projects as required.

  • Ensure channels of communications are fully implemented and ensures “one voice”, consistently provides updates to the SteerCo and senior stakeholders.

  • Ensure effective resource management is undertaken so that the programme is resourced with the required and relevant expertise (both internal or external).

  • Actively review progress, track and challenge risks & issues and make key decisions on how opportunities can be realised.

  • Act as a point of escalation and ensure collaboration leads to successful outcomes and/or issues/risk mitigation.

  • Ensure the programme implements and follows the necessary internal Princes controls, governance, quality processes where required.

  • Manage complex stakeholder relationships and maintain a deep understanding of the needs of others to ensure all activity delivers greatest value.

  • Driving performance and gaining commitment through developing, coaching, motivating, energising and inspiring team members across all Business Sectors.

  • Management of day to day discussions with external service providers to ensure the programme will deliver to time, quality and budget.

  • Ensure the budgeted benefits for the programme are on track, and ensure accurate and punctual reporting.

  • Contribute to post implementation reviews to incorporate learnings into future programmes.

  • Flexibility required as the business optimisation programme evolves so as to engage in the management of future programmes.

  • Travel will be expected in this role, mainly to Princes UK sites but overseas travel may be required.



Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Good understanding of Procurement in a service and value delivery context, with ideally some experience gained within food and/or drink manufacture.
  • Broad and deep category experience across both indirect and direct spend areas within foods manufacture.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience in leading at least one successful global business transformation/change programme.
  • Demonstrable experience in working successfully with outsourced service providers.
  • Proven track record of managing a broad and complex group of stakeholders across different Business sectors with often differing priorities.
  • Results-oriented and customer-focused, able to effectively interact and communicate at senior level.
  • Good commercial acumen able to understand and appreciate the impact of design decisions on operating models.
  • Desire to make a positive improvement through major business change.





  • Can create a vision for the future that others can understand.
  • Passionate and ambitious for programme success.
  • Ability to lead and champion business change.
  • Ability to play role of arbitrator between Business Sectors/functions.
  • Able to be seen as a trusted advisor both internally and externally.
  • Willingness to step back from how Princes do things today to deliver greater value.
  • Confidence in challenging and building trust with senior sponsors/SteerCo.
  • Able to adapt quickly to different working practices across sectors/functions.
  • Commercially savvy to be able to make value based decision.
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