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Head of Procurement

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Head of Procurement

Reference3369526_760118
EmployerHays
Industry SectorProfessional Services & Media, Services
Salary£55,000 to £60,000 per annum
Town/CityPeterborough
LocationsAnglia, Cambridgeshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted16 July 2018

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Head of Procurement


This key leadership role will have full ownership for all spend across the organisation with high levels of profile and autonomy. Key areas of focus will be to develop and embed a more commercial procurement function, to manage and develop a small procurement team, 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. This remit will also include: establish, harmonise and maintain appropriate formalised purchasing policies and procedures across the business; work with the business and negotiate contractual arrangements with suppliers to ensure that value for money is optimised across all categories of expenditure; lead supplier negotiations, recommend supplier selection and implement contracts designed to encourage continual improvement; work in partnership with operational budget holders to change the procurement culture.

With demonstrable procurement experience, the successful candidate will be MCIPS qualified and have strong leadership skills and experience of developing high-performing teams. Category management experience from a best-practice procurement environment is required aligned with the ability to lead and apply strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management principles. With a results orientated approach to work, you will be comfortable identifying, setting & delivering against stretch targets and have the ability to interact with key stakeholders and build trust at all levels of the organisation

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