Head of Corporate Services Procurement and Governance

Meggitt PLC
UK, Coventry
16 Sep 2020
15 Sep 2020
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type
Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defence and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of 'Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live".

These core values - teamwork, integrity and excellence - are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.


Our Corporate Functions keep our business competitive by providing first-class support from Quality through to Finance and HR.

Headquartered in the UK, Meggitt PLC is a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets. Some 10,000 people are employed across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America and regional bases in Brazil, India and the Middle East.

Role Summary

The Head of Corporate Services Procurement and Governance, develops, procure approval, and executes commodity strategies within remit, across a specific site, division or globally. Through close co-ordination between group, division, product groups and sites, manage the implementation and support the site teams to deliver the plans, supporting on commodity specific challenges as requested by sites.

Core Responsibilities

  • Development, documentation and implementation of commodity strategies, ensuring alignment of all stakeholders. Ensure the material for category management supports standardised processes, document lessons learned and good practice, and deliver improved operational efficiency. Owns and delivers the category in year savings plan
  • Sources new products and services in line with Meggitt policies, processes, strategy and best practice. In assigned commodities, manages risk within the supply chain through commodity knowledge, supplier capabilities and financial health
  • Responsible for delivery of strategic targets for assigned commodity/sites, and support, and act as a champion for the global procurement transformation project, with a particular focus on embedding category management across the business.
  • Engage with stakeholders in a matrix, to ensure that the Corporate Services sourcing activities aligns to key operational objectives and expectations. Acts as an Ambassador of the Procurement organisation with internal stakeholders and external suppliers, supporting divisions/sites in delivery of annual cost, Quality & delivery objectives for assigned commodities.
  • Effectively manage immediate team reports, to meet agreed objectives and support the resolution of any cost, quality and delivery issues as required.
  • Develop and deploy (in conjunction with Division and group teams) Indirect Procurement processes, practices and reporting, to drive continuous improvement and align activities across Meggitt.
  • Setup and lead various Steering Groups as appropriate, in order ensure category governance and compliance, eg. Meggitt Group Travel & Expense Steering Committee

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated capability/experience in a Strategic Category Management role with a strong grasp of Category Management principles, latest tools and best practice
  • Extensive experience of the following Categories/Sub categories:
    • Professional Services (HR Services, Recruitment, Insurance, Legal, Marketing, Finance, Corporate Consultancy)
    • Travel (TMC, Airlines, Hotels, Car Rental, Fleet Management,)
    • Other Services (Events Management & related Services, Translations Services, Promotional items, Utilities etc.)
  • Ability to develop and implement a commodity strategy, covering all aspects such as cost/quality/delivery etc across multi sites
  • Experience in supporting continuous improvement processes
  • Experience of tendering and managing high value contracts.
  • Strong experience assessing risk and concisely explaining complex issues to principal business owners


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