Supply Chain Director - EMEA Government Services - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

Title: Supply Chain Director - EMEA Government Services

Location: GB-ENG-Leatherhead

Job Number: 1079350

Job Title:


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.

About KBR:

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.


after some

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?

Reporting to

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.

The candidate

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:

The ability

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

potential clients

Experience in

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


Monitor and

report on cost trends for key commodities.

Research and

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.


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