A global leader in child safety solutions is on the lookout for a visionary Director of Technical Procurement to champion safety and innovation through world-class procurement practices. If you're ready to make a difference in the lives of families worldwide, we want you on our team!
The company is dedicated to creating innovative child safety products that prioritise the well-being of children and peace of mind for parents. With a legacy of pioneering solutions, we are shaping the future of child safety. This is a senior leadership position responsible for overseeing the procurement of technical and technology components and solutions that are integral to the company's products. This role involves strategic thinking, supplier management, contract negotiation, and collaboration with cross-functional teams to ensure that the company's products meet the highest safety and quality standards.
- Lead a high-performing procurement team with a focus on quality, safety, and innovation.
- Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with the company's mission and growth objectives.
- Foster strong partnerships with suppliers to ensure the highest quality and safety standards.
- Negotiate and manage contracts that support the company's commitment to child safety.
- Collaborate closely with product development and quality assurance teams to integrate safety features seamlessly.
- Stay informed about industry trends and emerging safety technologies.
- Champion best practices in procurement, ensuring compliance with safety regulations and internal standards.
To excel in this role, you should have:
- A Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field (MBA preferred).
- Proven leadership experience in procurement, with a focus on safety-critical products.
- Strong knowledge of the plastic/mechanical/electronics/automotive commodities and detailed technical understanding
- Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
- Excellent communication and collaboration abilities to work across cross-functional teams.
- The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.