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Head of Procurement

RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorIT & Technology, Services
Salary£80,000 to £100,000 per annum
Benefitsexcellent pension and benefits
Town/CityGreater Manchester
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted02 January 2018

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NEW ROLE: Head of Procurement

Play your part in leading and developing a new procurement team, as part of a wider ambitious retail group based at their Head Office in Manchester. Partner with senior stakeholders, demonstrate your marketing expertise and extend your first class commercial prowess working in partnership with an ambitious senior management team.

Main Purpose of the Role

You will be a critical member of a highly ambitious team that is a genuine centre of excellence, growing rapidly and global in their horizons. You will possess vision, influence, commercial acumen insight and strategic expertise to steer the IT procurement team to be innovators and leaders on a In this highly visible role, you’ll take the lead of a highly capable team of Procurement professionals in delivering sourcing strategies that directly support top management decisions and help deliver on the bottom line.

Head of Procurement - Key Responsibilities & Scope for Decision Making
  • Contribute significantly to the overall performance, savings and profitability of the group companies
  • Work closely with senior stakeholders to identify new ways of working and sourcing best-value solutions
  • Negotiate the best overall commercial arrangements with suppliers selected through fact-based methods
  • Be a recognised Marketing subject matter expert; developing, delivering and implementing the sourcing strategy with a flawless grasp of cost structures, trends and cost drivers
  • Drive change; challenge existing sourcing decisions and existing ways of working; coordinate supplier development strategies; always prove potential for improvement
  • Manage relationships with existing and new suppliers
  • Contribute significantly to the companies success in consolidating further as a global platform with circa €450million of third party spend
  • Successfully lead a procurement team to ensure best in class procurement practice

  • Head of Procurement - Qualifications & Experience

  • A corporate procurement professional with a substantial blue-chip background and experience of working on a substantial scale.
  • First rate knowledge of the global digital/marketing market, the players and the industry trends
  • CIPS Qualified or equivalent, ideally degree calibre
  • An excellent stakeholder manager, up to and including board level, who is able to influence change in the way we work and the way we buy third party goods and services
  • A fiercely successful negotiator
  • Extremely influential and possessing a level of gravitas that allows things to get done.
  • A keen instigator and leader of innovation and change
  • Highly Numerate and logical – able to make and justify data-driven decisions
  • Someone who can inspire and lead a team in the continuous pursuit of improvement

If you are interested in the role, click to apply or contact Lee Carey at Robert Walters for further information.

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