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Head of Procurement

New role for a Head of Procurement for a leading East Midlands University

Hays are working with the University of Nottingham, a pioneering university that provides an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience to recruit a new role for Head of Procurement.

Your new role
The team are at an exciting time of change and currently undergoing a Procurement Transformation programme and this role is a key part of delivering that.
The primary focus of your role will be to support the Commercial Director to develop and deploy procurement best practice to maximise the value of a centralised corporate procurement function.
You will have responsibility for leading the Strategic Procurement Partners and Operational Procurement Partners to be a high performing, engaged team and to deliver the Procurement strategic objectives with a focus on value delivery for stakeholders and savings. As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for ensuring all procurement tender activity is fully compliant with the Procurement Policy and PCR15 and for ensuring Category Strategies are in place and built through collaboration with University stakeholders and delivered through effective planning and use of procurement standardised processes.
You will also be in charge of ensuring supplier rationalisation KPIs are delivered in line with our Supplier Relationship Management Programme.
As part of your remit, you will oversee the delivery of continuous improvement for Procurement within Faculties and Departments by leading initiatives with a particular focus on improving compliance, delivery and commercial awareness. You will also be required to deputise for the Commercial Director as appropriate.

What you'll need to succeed

  • MBA / Degree / MCIPS
  • Previous Head of Procurement or similar experience (preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years in senior procurement role
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience of working within the UK/EU Public Contract Regulations 2015.
  • Experience of team leadership and evidence of effective team coaching and development and performance improvement.
  • Diversified background with significant exposure and/or experience of both public and private sector procurement.
  • Experience of large scale procurements lead and delivered
  • Understanding and experience in analysing large and complex data sets.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and the Remedies Directive.

What you'll get in return

  • Competitive salary
  • Very generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent pension scheme

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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