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Head of Procurement

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorPublic Sector & Not For Profit
Salary£55,000 to £75,000 per annum
Town/CityNorth West England
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted01 February 2019

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My client is looking for a credible and experienced Head of Procurement to lead the Procurement Team for the organisation, developing and implementing the procurement strategy enabling the delivery of value for money. The post holder will be required to identify and support the delivery of real efficiencies through procurement which can be measured and monitored.

Client Details

My client is a leading Housing organisation that has gone through a large period of change over the last 3 years and they are looking for a talented Head of Procurement to join the team on a permanent basis.


The Role

  • Coordinate the development of the Group’s annual procurement plan and lead the delivery of strategies.
  • Negotiate, and lead discussions in conjunction with others if appropriate, procurement contracts, renewals and extensions.
  • Establish systems so procurement processes meet all regulatory and legal requirements, drafting and publishing necessary notices and contract advertisements ensuring that high levels of probity are achieved and demonstrated.
  • Provide expertise and support to the Executive and Leadership teams on all aspects of procurement including contract specifications, forms of contract, packaging and pricing strategies.
  • Provide the key linkage between procurement and other teams and directorates. Provide procurement updates and effective consultation with stakeholders to ensure that decisions are made at the right level.
  • Identify, build and develop an extensive network of external contacts to keep abreast of best practice and bench-marking to deliver efficiency's, improvements and value for money
  • Manage the budgets, resources and priorities of the team ensuring effective and efficient use of resources to deliver agreed performance targets and customer satisfaction.
  • Drive culture change across the organisation based on the 8 characteristics of transformational change.


The Person

  • Comfortable in leading a procurement team to high level performance, including matrix management
  • Previous experience in delivering high levels of support service
  • Understanding of procurement regulations and application of purchasing issues
  • Experience of working with and influencing external partners
  • Ability in translating strategic intent into operational plans and then successfully delivering on those plans
  • Experience of interpreting complex data and using it to inform business decisions
  • Displaying behaviours of leading and developing people
  • Experience of working proactively to develop procurement services and improve systems
  • Delivering innovative solutions giving value for money
  • IT skills – Microsoft office up to intermediate level
  • Ideally Degree educated
  • CIPS or MCIPS Qualified

Job Offer

My client is offering a base salary of up to £70k plus competitive package for the ideal candidate

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