Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Title: Supply Chain Director - EMEA Government Services
Job Number: 1079350
Services EMEA – Supply Chain Director
Our main UK office is in Leatherhead,
Surrey with regular UK and international travel expected.
Do you have experience of delivering
procurement, subcontracting and logistic support in the public and private sectors
while driving the strategic shape of our business? Are you inquisitive and
passionate about delivering results? If so, read on.
KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and
technologies across the asset and programme lifecycle within the Government
Services and Hydrocarbons sectors. KBR employs approximately 35,000 people
worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 75
countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global
Government Services EMEA is a core KBR Business Unit with revenues in
excess of $800m. Headquartered in Leatherhead, Surrey, we have over 3,000
people delivering the most novel, large-scale, complex and austere projects
faced by our customers in both public and private sectors across the world. Our
work is diverse and spans government, defence, security and infrastructure
markets. We pride ourselves on being a trusted partner, helping take on and
successfully deliver these challenges.
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a Supply Chain Director
who can help transform our business to meet
the needs of our clients as we win new and exciting contracts in both the public
and private sectors. As an experienced Senior Procurement Manager or Director,
you will be looking to move into a position that allows you to challenge the
status-quo and truly shape the department. You’ll need to be an
articulate thought-leader with an
inquisitive mind, able to
critically analyse situations and
create value for us and our customers.
entrepreneurial talent coupled with the persistence and
resilience to see things through. Passion
and energy are as important as intellectual curiosity and forward thinking.
What will you do?
our Head of Capability, you will be directly responsible for the delivery of
‘cradle-to-grave’ supply chain solutions across our business, including the
leadership of our supply chain department.
across a range of sectors and countries, you will be required to develop and
implement our supply chain strategy and policies, build supplier relationships,
lead complex negotiations, and coordinate activities to meet the needs and
productivity of an international business unit maximizing the efficiency and
You will be accountable
for all purchasing, sub-contracting and logistics activities and the
development of our supply chain department to meet our ever evolving
requirements. You will lead a global team and manage the delivery of business, functional
and capability objectives to add value for our clients and bids.
There is lots of
variety – it’s an exciting place to be!
an undergraduate degree in business, supply chain, or a related subject
MBA or master’s degree in supply chain or a related subject.
Chartered Professional and/or FCIPS
We are seeking
an articulate thought-leader with 10
years’ strong supply chain experience who
can drive change and take our supply chain capability to the next level.
should show passion, energy and curiosity in equal measure. They must have
extensive relevant knowledge, be familiar with the latest thinking in supply
chains, and be able to harness these to benefit our business.
you will have management experience in both the public and private sectors and
should be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of public sector
procurement. Experience of leading departmental change would be a big
The key experience and skills are:
to create a supply chain strategy and implement it
ability to manage the delivery of ‘cradle-to-grave’ supply chain solutions
leadership skills and with the ability to develop high performing
commercial acumen, with demonstrable experience in delivering robust,
effective solutions to business challenges. Significant experience in
sub-contracting, including contract generation and
leading large complex multi-partner
written and oral communication skills,
with the ability to present
complex data and arguments in a way that is accessible to everyone.
Able to operate at senior
management levels both within the organisation and with our clients and
writing winning technical and commercial proposals
relationship management skills, able to build and sustain relationships
with internal and external stakeholders
knowledge of GS EMEA markets and customers
A high level of motivation, flexibility, drive, and personal
report on cost trends for key commodities.
evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, performance and capability
you must hold or be able to obtain UK
security clearance to work in these roles. If you don’t already hold a form of
UK security clearance, don’t worry, we can help you to apply for it as part of
the recruitment process but ideally you will have been resident in the UK for a
minimum of 5 years in order to obtain clearance.
You need to be willing
to undertake travel; our clients are located around the UK and internationally.
Being able to drive is a big plus.