Head of Procurement

My client is a global Property and Construction business. They are looking for a Head of Procurement to come and head up one of their UK operations which they are actively looking to invest in. My client is an ambitious growing business that are winning national and international construction contracts continuously, they look to empower and develop their people and are constantly striving to be the best in class.

Some of the key responsibilities of the Head of Procurement are:-

  • Maintain and continuously improve the five-year strategic plan to deliver the objectives of the business.

  • Implement and improve the procurement policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with the internal and external obligations and implementing best practices.

  • Develop, maintain and continuously improve a sustainable procurement strategy

  • Lead and develop the team to enhance their procurement skills and develop category knowledge.

  • Forecast, analyse and plan the demand in line with the future business requirements and contracts, ensuring that all the requirements are captured proactively and the team workload is adapted to the business priority.

  • Support the Buyers in drafting, agreeing and implementing the category plans in collaboration with the stakeholders.

  • Working alongside the procurement team, develop and implement value for money contracts promoting the development of long term, mutually beneficial supplier relationships.

  • Develop and maintain the e-procurement system, moving all sourcing activities, contract management and supplier performance monitoring in the new system.

  • Develop and maintain a robust risk management process to mitigate the risks coming from the supply chain.

The successful Head of Procurement will be able to demonstrate the following:-

  • Demonstrate ability to lead and develop a small team.

  • Advantage sector knowledge Property & Construction

  • Contractual negotiations skills with experience of drafting and implementing complex contracts.

  • Influential skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels within the business.

  • Strong business ethics with past experiences of developing and implementing sustainable procurement best practices.

  • Significant experience of managing complex contracts and monitoring supplier performance.

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