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Robert Half Management Resources

Procurement Director


Posted Apr 179501143608-1570070

Company Information

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm with more than 360 locations worldwide. Robert Half’s specialized staffing divisions include:


  • Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance;
  • OfficeTeam, for full-time, temporary, and temporary-to-full-time opportunities for highly skilled temporary administrative support office management and HR personnel;
  • Robert Half Technology, for full-time and project information technology professionals;
  • Robert Half Legal, for temporary, project and full-time staffing of lawyers, law clerks, paralegals and legal support personnel; and,
  • The Creative Group, for advertising, marketing and web design professionals.


We encourage you to work with us to find out why for more than 15 years, Robert Half once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies.” (March 1, 2017)

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Job Description

Our client is looking for a Director of Procurement for a 6 month contract that could lead to full time.


•Creation and ongoing value creation with a world class supply base
• Development of organizational procurement strategy
•Creation and management of short, mid, and long term goals and objectives
•Creation and improvement of best-practice based processes (e.g., leadership of high-value/strategic sourcing efforts)
•Management of business process outsourcing activities
•Identification and realization of cost-saving and cost-reduction opportunities
•Selection and management of procurement systems
•Management of procurement staff in (and across) sourcing, contracting, transactional purchasing, supplier management, and miscellaneous internal procurement support activities
•Creating a talent management process in coordination with HR to ensure that the right resources are in place
•Managing the skills and competency development of procurement staff, including training development and knowledge management capabilities
•Leadership of cross-functional teaming across other business functions and initiatives
•Budget management for categories under management – and for procurement itself
•Development of benchmarks and scorecards to be used for continuous improvement
•Building a Procurement Center of Excellence (CoE) to help transform Procurement, and also support broader transformation of the value chain and the enterprise

About You:


•Strong leadership skills
•Team player at executive levels to collaborate with business units
•Solid operational management and general business skills and savvy
•Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, risk management, etc.
•Industry knowledge in terms of broad industry dynamics on the buy-side (and the sell-side), but also the internal knowledge and “language of the business”
•Excellent communication skills and even better listening skills that allows the CPO to get the “voice of the internal customer” and to understand the company culture and how to best communicate procurement’s value to it
•Ability to “sell” procurement’s value and to run procurement as a services business like any other well-run professional services business
•In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices, but doesn’t have to come from within the procurement ranks
•Strong negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals
•Experience with modern sourcing and procurement systems
•Familiarity with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements, as well as understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
•Strategic mindset and problem-solving skills
•Change management skills and self awareness to take varying approaches with a dynamic set of stakeholders (e.g., expert model vs. facilitative model)
•Knowledge of enterprise risk management and business continuity planning
•Analytical mindset, but also creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches that have historically “boxed-in” procurement

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Contact Information

Robert Half Management Resources
Petar Hodak
Resource Manager