Head of Procurement

Recruiter
Comic Relief
Location
Vauxhall, London
Salary
£45,000 - £49,000
Posted
13 Dec 2017
Closes
27 Jan 2018
Ref
TRFR14
Specialist Area
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description – Head of Procurement

Team: Finance

Directorate: Finance and Resources

Reports to Finance Director

Direct reports: Procurement Assistant

Key interfaces – internal – Managers across the organisation

Key interfaces – external – Supplier partners

Purpose The Head of Procurement will need to make an immediate impact on our spending across the whole of Comic Relief, recognising the opportunities that we have to leverage our purchasing practices

Key Accountabilities / Objectives

  • Delivering savings across all of our purchasing by Identifying and recommending opportunities for improving efficiency, effectiveness and capabilities of the supply chain
  • Performing supply chain and logistics functions such as material procurement, production planning, inventory control, outsourcing, vendor selection, and distribution
  • Defining Comic Relief’s strategy for sourcing, the roadmap for contract renegotiation and organisational policies and processes
  • Engaging with senior managers within Comic relief to build excellent relationships with our supplier partners
  • Maximise the performance of our suppliers and manage the commercial and performance elements of our contracts
  • Introduce processes to forecast, track and report on our performance

Essential Education and Skills

  • Degree and/or appropriate professional qualification (eg CIPS)
  • Extensive experience of commercial / contract management Key Competencies
  • Degree and/or appropriate professional qualification (eg CIPS)
  • Extensive experience of commercial / contract management
  • Excellent strategic sourcing skills
  • Expert communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent strategic sourcing skills
  • Proactive
  • Strong experience in driving change
  • Self-motivated to solve difficult issues, continually seeking ways to improve.

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