Interesting procurement jobs – NAO and Danfoss

As we ran the series last week (here, here and here if you missed it) on interviews and in particular how public sector people might find jobs in the private sector, I thought we would feature a couple of roles I've been pointed towards that look interesting and a little out of the ordinary.

Firstly, why not go and work for the organisation that keep an eye on how everyone else in the UK public sector is getting on?  There aren't many good new jobs coming up in the public sector, but the UK's National Audit Office is looking for a Head of Central Procurement, reporting to the Director of Commerce.  There are the usual responsibilities of running a (relatively small) function, with a major emphasis on professional services spend categories.  But I suspect there may also be some opportunity to get involved in helping NAO staff who carry out reviews that have a procurement angle around Government. And your prospective boss is a good guy...

Now, I wrote about my trip to Denmark recently, so here is an interesting role in that country.   Danfoss, "is known as a leading supplier of automated solutions within Climate and Energy" and is based in Nordborg, a pretty rural part of Denmark.  But it's a substantial company, with 26,000 employees, and there may be opportunities for the Director - Category Management to be based elsewhere, such as Warsaw.... I understand this is a six-figure salary opportunity; probably best suited to someone with some manufacturing / engineering affinity as well as strong procurement skills.

More details here from the nice people at Dilf (the Danish equivaelnt of CIPS, sort of...)

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