Procurement Director IT

Date: 9 Sep 2023

Location: HADDENHAM, GB, HP17 8LB HUNT VALLEY, MD, US, 21031

Company: McCormick & Company

Procurement Director - IT

Haddenham (UK)/ Hunt Valley (US) - hybrid

Procurement Director provides expertise and thought leadership in setting the strategy, assuring the supply, value and risk mitigation of IT categories, These categories have a global scope and have significant impact on each region P&L. The individual is accountable for ensuring alignment of category procurement strategies with regional business unit strategies and global councils. S/he provides input to the development of performance goals and strategic direction of the function.



  • Understanding of the company’s IT strategies and how it relates to overall business goals, plans and objectives.
  • Development and implementation of sourcing strategies aligned with functional / business objectives to enable IT investments and operations.
  • Building organisational strength and managing large, global, strategic supplier relationships.
  • Driving continuous improvement year-on-year through savings and efficiencies.
  • Operating as a key business partner to the IT leadership team and associated business stakeholders, interfacing with all divisions ensuring alignment of strategies and commitments.
  • Aligning category strategies with business strategies from the four global regions and respective local units. Alignment achieved through interaction with both global and regional procurement and regular connectivity with leadership.
  • Leading global process standardization and change management efforts while creating true alignment & integration internally and externally. Acts as internal consultant.
  • Managing and developing team members to ensure high levels of engagement and performance, whilst promoting an inclusive and diverse environment to contribute to McCormick being a ‘Great Place to Work’




  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree
  • Progressive experience in a multi-regional procurement environment
  • Proven experience of operating in large scale businesses at a strategic level, partnering with Senior stakeholders
  • Significant experience in specifically IT procurement
    Experience of:
      • MS / Salesforce / SAP /Google
      • IT strategy development and deployment
      • Managing complex vendor relationships
      • Managing outsourced vendor relationships
  • Good understanding of how own expertise integrates with the function and basic commercial awareness.
  • Understanding of how innovation from within categories contribute to growth initiatives.
  • Strong communication and diplomacy skills are required to guide, influence, and negotiate, in particular Sr. Stakeholders,  global suppliers and cross functional colleagues.

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