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Procurement Controller


Dublin 18, IE, D18 PX68 Nienburg, DE, 31582 Belfast, Northern Ireland, NIR, GB, BT36 5TB Chester, ENG, GB, CH1 2BQ Belgrade, RS, 11080

Job ID:  51584
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Procurement



This is a Hybrid Working Contract - With at least 2 days in the office.


Overall responsibility:

The role is focused on business partnering the direct and indirect procurement category leaders with a combined annual spend of c.5bn. The position holder will interface all Ardagh BUs finance teams in relation to procurement topics.  


Key deliverables:

  • Forecast/Budget/LRP:
    • Support the Budget/Forecast and Long Range Plan (LRP) procurement process by collating price information from Procurement department
    • Use in-depth understanding of forecast numbers and ensure the price forecasts are based on the most realistic view of the supply market situation
    • Provide insights to the business on the material cost performance
  • Procurement function budget management:
    • Provide Procurement Leadership with insights on actual spending to enable delivery of budget
    • Provide project cost assessments and input into Procurement investment proposals
    • In close collaboration with BU Finance teams to establish control & monitoring of SG&A spend categories
  • Procurement business partnering:
    • Develop collaboration with Procurement department to identify opportunities and risks related to sourcing
    • Support driving cash agenda with Finance teams
  • Digital:
    • Support implementation of the digital tool related to the spend visibility



  • 3+ years of experience in finance / consulting, preferably focused in procurement / supply chain area in consumer goods or manufacturing industry
  • Track record in operating in complex and global environment
  • Experience in building agile financial models related to the cost management, forecasting and scenario modelling  
  • Project management experience


Skills / competencies:


  • Excellence in execution with strong accountability and responsibility to achieve the results
  • Effective communication and influencing skills, customer focused
  • MS Office, Power BI
  • Fluency in English

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 20,000 people with revenues of almost $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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