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Head of Procurement

Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£60,000 to £65,000 per annum
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted26 June 2018

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Head of Procurement, Group Procurement Manager

This key leadership role will have full ownership for all Group spend across this high-profile organisation. The remit of this role is set on grow significantly with scope to build and develop a best-in-class procurement function. Reporting to the board, key areas of focus will be to develop and embed a more commercial procurement function, to up-skill and secure buy-in from a diverse stakeholder base and to identify and secure opportunities for cost-reduction and improved efficiencies. The successful candidate will formulate and drive a consistent approach towards all sourcing, purchasing and tendering activity within the business, ultimately ensuring that value for money is maximised and cost savings are generated. To establish, harmonise and maintain appropriate formalised purchasing policies and procedures across the business and to develop a suitable contract database and protocol for ongoing supplier management including the ongoing creation, rationalisation and management of suppliers.

The successful candidate will effectively engage with budget holders about the value of robust procurement governance and will work with the business and negotiate contractual arrangements with suppliers to ensure that value for money is optimised across all categories of expenditure With category management experience from a best-practice procurement environment, MCIPS is desired but not essential. To be successful, you will have the ability to lead and apply strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management principles; be results orientated; comfortable identifying, setting & delivering against stretch targets. With excellent business acumen, knowledge of financial fundamentals and analytical skills you will also possess excellent negotiation and influencing skills and relish the opportunity to harness your experience gained to date and shape the future growth of this local employer of choice.

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