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Head of Procurement

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorEngineering, Engineering - Other
Town/CityNorth Lincolnshire
LocationsEast Midlands, Lincolnshire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted29 January 2019

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Procurement within an SME in North Lincolnshire. Our client has exclusively engaged with Michael Page to find a professional who will lead both the operational and strategic procurement activities. This person will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and developing a small team of operational individuals whilst driving strategic direction at senior management level.

Client Details

Our client, based in North Lincolnshire, have a strong order book for 2019 having secured a number of projects in 2018. With a view to increasing turnover and profitability they now look to professionalise their procurement department with the addition of this position of Head of Procurement.


This position of Head of Procurement will hold the following responsibilities:
    • Responsible for the delivery and ongoing development of the procurement strategy to support new business growth and profitability of existing projects

    • Execution / Sourcing of Commodity group plans in line with planned and unplanned requirements

    • Lead a competitive ITT process and negotiation of key contracts

    • Management and development of the procurement team

    • Supplier performance management

    • Supply chain risk management and mitigation

    • Ensuring optimal inventory levels are maintained commensurate with group requirements

    • Approval and strategic management of Suppliers / Vendors for managed Commodity group(s)

    • Auditing of Suppliers / Vendors

    • Development and ongoing management of Business Improvement Initiatives with Suppliers / Vendors

    • Production of Procurement KPI’s

    • Delivery of commodity group(s) purchase savings achieved to agreed annual targets

    • Management of Supplier / Vendor framework agreements, rejections and warranty claims

  • Interface internally with departments including Operations, Engineering, Projects, Sales Front Desk, Strategic Sales & Finance, QHSE as appropriate


Ideally the successful candidate for this position of Head of Procurement will have:
  • A solid understanding of negotiating contracts and good knowledge of contract law - (essential)
  • Exposure to working within an SME - (highly desirable)
  • Experience within an engineering environment
  • The ability to work autonomously and proactively seek out opportunities - (remote management)

Job Offer

A competitive salary + benefits package

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