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Head of Procurement

Housing association with a commitment to bettering the local community within Essex, Suffolk and the Eastern London Boroughs. They own and manage c.5000 properties across these areas which continue to grow in number. This care for the local community goes beyond just creating homes but fosters a community spirit by providing specialist care and support services for the vulnerable, elderly, those with disabilities and anyone in need. As well as doing what they can to encourage and foster employment opportunities. An organisation where your work truly contributes to the local community.


  • Lead on the high value, complex Procurement and Sourcing projects - driving cost savings, commercial value from contracts, efficiency's, and improving supplier performance
  • Develop and implement new Procurement Strategy for the organisation - driving 'Best in Class' Procurement practice across the organisation
  • Effective implementation of Contract Management in order to drive true supplier relationship management and drive best value from existing and new contracts
  • Opportunity assessment - where are there opportunities being missed? Where can we drive synergies? Where can we consolidate?
  • Winning the hearts and minds of stakeholders, building and influencing relationships and educating the business on Procurement
  • Lead and manage a small team


  • Depth of Procurement experience ideally with experience of Greenfield or Transformational environments
  • Fantastic stakeholder management and soft skills; able to be flexible in approach in order to achieve a positive outcome and ensure maximum engagement
  • Experience working on large, complex Procurement projects in a range of indirect categories (ideally in a Public Sector/Not for Profit, or exposure to OJEU reg's)
  • Strong understanding of UK and EU procurement legislation
  • Excellent commercial acumen
  • Strong track record of delivery - i.e. savings or driving value for money
  • Degree/MCIPS/Equivalent qualification

Job Offer

  • Greenfield site with an opportunity to build a Procurement function from the ground up
  • Opportunities to grow and develop a team
  • Rewarding place to work with a fantastic culture
  • Organisation who truly represent their values
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
JN -102020-1236605
Job Type
£55000 to £65000 Per Annum
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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