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Head of Procurement

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
Town/CityCity of London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 September 2018

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This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual take their first step into a a head of procurement role, where they will take full ownership of the procurement function and strategy. A great role that has board sponsorship where you will be able to really impact the business.

Client Details

My client is a global player in financial derivatives market, based out of a great office in the city. My client offers online trading in spread betting, contracts for difference and foreign exchange across world markets with hubs in Singapore and Sydney.


As Head of Procurement some of your key responsibilties will be the following:-

  • Deliver and apply best practice procurement, contract management and supplier management and create an environment where these are consistently adopted globally across business areas.
  • Create strong internal relationships and Group-wide buy-in to procurement best practice.
  • Develop and implement sourcing strategies for key spend areas, working collaboratively with business stakeholders to deliver a combination of quick wins and longer term strategic reviews and initiatives.
  • Lead tenders, conduct negotiations and manage contracts & SRM
  • Provide input and support to the budget management process in planning and forecasting business area 3rd party expenditure and benefits opportunities.
  • Introduce the use of leading edge sourcing tools and techniques including purchase to pay efficiencies.
  • Review procurement strategy, structure, policy and process and implement enhancements to meet the longer-term requirements of the organisation.
  • Lead / participate in cross-functional teams in the delivery of procurement opportunities.
  • Operate as Procurement lead on any related projects.
  • Empower, mentor and develop virtual and, if appropriate direct team members to ensure ongoing skills/knowledge growth, succession/resilience planning and self-sufficiency/ownership/responsibility as far as practically possible.
  • Inspire and manage the performance of any direct reports conducting regular 1 to 1 sessions including, but not limited to, half-yearly and annual appraisals and personal development plans.


The successful Head of Procurement will be able to demonstrate the following:-

  • Extensive category management, contract management and supplier management experience gained across a broad range of indirect categories.
  • Proven track record of delivering sustainable cost savings, performance efficiencies and risk mitigation.
  • Experienced in leading and implementing category strategies in a complex, non-mandated environment.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement best practice tools, processes and systems.
  • Ability to coach, develop and lead direct and cross-functional teams.
  • Experienced in change management - rolling out system, process and organisational change.

Job Offer

This is an excellent opportunity for someone take on their first head of procurement role, where they will be given remit to grow and develop with the organisation, making a real impact across all indirect procurement categories in a greenfield environment.

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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