Global Head of Direct (Construction) Procurement

England, London
£70000 - £80000 per annum + car allowance + bonus
31 Jan 2019
17 Mar 2019
Gajan Sivarajah
Specialist Area
Procurement, Purchasing
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Direct Procurement - Leading Construction Organisation - London/Berkshire - £80,000 + Car Allowance + Bonus + Excellent Package

This global construction firm has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and are currently looking for a Head of Procurement to manage their largest spend - Direct. The spend c.£0.5bn will include: building merchants/materials, Envelope, Aggregates and Design Consultancy.

The Head of Procurement will be responsible for leading and developing a high performing team (6) to manage all spend through category management.

Head of Direct Procurement role profile:

  • Head of Procurement reporting into Procurement Director, with view to step in their role within the next 12-24 months.
  • Lead and develop a high performing team to create and deliver category strategies that leverage scale and maximise opportunities for continuous improvement and cost reduction.
  • Establish and develop relationships with Senior Executive Stakeholders including regular reviews with Directors.
  • Need to collaborate across the business and develop strong relationships and a reputation for excellence to ensure procurement is involved proactively in all sourcing activities.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a robust framework for supplier management which sets clear targets and measurement for evaluation and maximises the relationship with external partners in order to drive cost efficiency and mitigate risk.
  • Need excellent negotiating skills, ability to influence at all levels of the organisation and tenacity to deliver in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.

What skills and experience are required?

  • First and foremost, end to end procurement experience of directs - ideally within the construction space
  • Excellent negotiating skills, ability to influence at all levels of the organisation and tenacity to deliver in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders
  • The ability to lead and develop a high performing ambitious team
  • A track record of delivering savings and improving procurement processes
  • Industry experience in construction/engineering would be beneficial
  • Highly customer focussed, with a passion for exceeding customer expectations
  • Degree and MCIPS is desired but not essential

Why should you apply for this position?

  • Excellent starting salary and benefits including bonus and medical
  • The scope to forge out a leadership position at a global company
  • The opportunity to manage a team and help them to develop
  • Manage a fantastic

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity then email direct at or click apply now to start the application process.

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