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Head of Procurement - Indirects

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorLogistics Services, Transport & Distribution
LocationsGloucestershire, South West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 January 2019

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Excellent opportunity to join an established Procurement team as Head of Procurement, leading Indirect Category of spend. With responsibility for HR, FM and Professional Services spend in excess of £170m, whilst leading a team of category experts to ensure best practice and added value.

Client Details

Leading 3PL and Supply Chain Solutions provider in the UK are looking for a Head of Indirect Procurement to join a established and growing Procurement team of Category Managers/ Buyers. Operating in a variety of industry sector to ensure value throughout Supply Chain.

  • Design and implementation of Procurement Strategy for Indirect Commodity of Spend
  • Lead cross- functional teams in the development and implementation of strategic sourcing plans ensuring these are aligned to overall business plans
  • Provide procurement expertise to negotiation optimum supply terms, contracts and implements approved supply arrangements
  • Develop, measure and monitor KPI's and Supply Level Agreements for categories of expenditure through quarterly reviews with suppliers
  • Deliver ongoing benefits to the internal and external customer through supplier management and to implement and maintain new policies and procedures
  • Develop and maintain a high level of market knowledge, awareness and representation in the key supply markets for categories

  • Ensure full contract coverage for portfolio, facilitating the maintenance of the central database of contracts, central systems, pricing details and other legal documentation
  • Support the business by providing professional procurement advice and support for business development opportunities with new and existing customers on an on-going and ad-hoc basis
  • To rationalise the supply base and maximise profitability whilst minimising risk and liabilities.

  • Background of delivery of Sourcing Strategy and Project Management for Indirect Spend

  • Proven ability of working at a strategic level

  • Excellent understanding of political relationships

  • High level problem solving ability

  • Proven leadership, management and communication skills

  • Excellent negotiation skills with a strong saving portfolio

  • Procuring across a range of Indirect Commodities, spends and complexity

  • MCIPS Qualified or working toward

Job Offer

Competitive base Salary and Benefits

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