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11 October 2011 | Angeline Albert
Shoe retailer C& J Clark International
is looking to appoint a global CPO to lead procurement as its business expands.
Clarks’ most senior buyer Matt
Turner currently leads the retailer’s centralised procurement operations made
up of eight buyers based at its UK headquarters. The purchasing and social
responsibility manager has told SM he is not applying for the post, which
requires a candidate with purchasing experience on an international scale. He
said he looks forward to meeting the new CPO to discuss next steps.
Turner currently manages a UK spend
of £110 million. Clarks has a £150 million total worldwide procurement spend
and the global CPO will focus on indirect purchasing that covers £130
In a recruitmentadvertisement for the post, Clarks said: “Our bold plans are the vision of Melissa Potter,
our new chief executive, and her leadership team. It’s a vision that in
2010/2011 saw us break the £100 million profit mark for the first time – an
achievement that caps 10 consecutive years of growth.
“We’re ambitious for more, determined to take the Clarks
brand to new markets and new consumers. To make it happen, we’re
revolutionising the way we work as a global business while simplifying and
streamlining processes and procedures – and we want you to transform the way we
buy goods and services.”