Head of Procurement

Midas Recruitment
65000.00 GBP Annual
11 Aug 2017
25 Aug 2017
Contract Type

Leading by example and acting as a role model in the procurement function the right person will live and breathe the standards expected of them. They will be outgoing and self-motivated with the ability to bring positive energy and focus to peers & members of the team inspiring a high performance and commercial culture.

As the Head of Procurement you will be responsible for:

  • Maximising value for money by reducing cost through improved procurement
  • Building confidence and enthusiasm for procurement
  • Developing the group procurement team to continue Fair Deal, the cost base reduction (CBR) project
  • Managing the transition from Procure4 back to the company in all categories, creating an appropriate structure and positive culture
  • Conducting tenders, negotiations and reverse auctions in order to deliver objectives
  • Developing and maintaining strong supplier relationships that sits outside one project
  • Balancing project delivery across numerous internal clients, such that no client feels 'second priority'
  • Finalise the development of an appropriate team structure
  • Establishing alignment and ongoing buy-in with impacted functional directors and key stakeholders across the company
  • Working cross-functionally to lead the establishment, refinement and maintenance of new processes, systems and responsibilities across the procurement of goods and services
  • Establishing and managing the pragmatic Supplier Relationship Management and Issue Resolution processes in order to create a culture of supplier performance improvement across the supply chain
  • Establishing compliance and performance reports against clear KPIs for each area
  • Recognising when team members need support & learning to ensure overall success in delivery of the procurement Vision
  • Taking time out to complete training or learn from other team members to deliver own PDP
  • Ensuring the timely delivery of targets and key milestones of the agreed business plan
  • Working closely with lead stakeholders on the development and delivery of category annual budgets, including forecasting and delivery of in-year CBR targets, rebates, inflation mitigation, etc.
  • Supporting the establishment and analysis of baseline contract, spend and specification data
  • Managing cross-functional approval of key milestones delivery

The successful candidate for the role of Head of Procurement will have:

  • Proven ability to build and execute a procurement strategy
  • Demonstrable project management skills with a track record of on-time & in-full delivery
  • Strong financial acumen, with evidence of influence or ownership of major spend area budgets
  • Significant senior procurement experience in a major UK or international company
  • A breadth of category management experience, moving successfully and quickly between Direct and Indirect Goods and Services categories
  • Working to tight deadlines in a culture of re-engineering

In return the Head of Procurement will receive a basic salary of GBP65,000.

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