Head of Procurement

£75k pa + Pension, Flexi working
02 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
The Head of Procurement will play a key role in the management team and will provide professional expertise in the set up and provision of a first class procurement function. The job holder will also instil best practice around the management of major contracts and expenditure.

As a member of the management team the Head of Procurement will contribute towards savings targets for the organisation, strategic opportunities, process improvements, supplier rationalisation and service design.

You will develop a robust infrastructure ensuring there is capacity to deliver a service that meets key performance indicators, whilst also leading on new initiative projects.

Suitable candidates for the role will have extensive procurement experience within a complex or Not for Profit organisation and responsibility for delivering procurement benefits including financial savings, strong negotiation skills and be articulate enough to successfully engage and influence senior managers and key stakeholders.

Procurement post-holder day to day activities:

- Work closely with suppliers; negotiate on major contracts, as well as having strong

Interpersonal skills that can be carried into your day to day work with stakeholders.

- Manage a team of 6 people
- Help develop key commodities strategies for those commodities that are hedged and traded.
- Responsible for effective implementation of agreed ranges, services & products
- Develop the strategy & long range income growth plan for all categories. - Using continuous improvement tools and processes to effectively drive sustainable business growth opportunities and maximise the overall commercial value from through the category development process.
- Responsible for day to day supplier relationships are maximised through conducting business reviews in line with supplier positioning and responsible for owning overall relationship.
- Tendering of services including preparing bid documents
- Negotiation and agreement of costs/fees, contract conditions and SLA's.
- Review of suppliers for central framework agreements