Greenfield Head of Procurement, Indirects

England, London
£60000 - £70000 per annum + package
15 Feb 2019
01 Apr 2019
Gajan Sivarajah
Specialist Area
Category Manager, Procurement
Construction, FMCG
Contract Type
Full Time

Greenfield Head of Procurement, Indirects - Charitable Foundation - Central London - £70,000 + Travel Allowance + Benefits

This privately funded medical research charity is dedicated to improving human health across the globe, making significant progress in the fight against disease since their establishment 80 years ago. Such an important mission requires high-performing support functions to maximise the organisation's reach and impact.

In recognition of this, the organisation is launching a procurement transformation initiative to develop a strategic Procurement & Supplier Management service for key business functions, resulting in the creation of this Head of Procurement position.

Immediate responsibilities will include: developing a central Procurement function to support the procurement transformation agenda; educating executive stakeholders across IT, Finance and Facilities to build consensus and increase the appetite for cost savings; and implementing a strategic supplier management framework.

As Head of Procurement you will:-

  • Design best-in-class supplier relationship management frameworks and methodologies to sustain value throughout the life of the contracts
  • Provide insightful leadership to the procurement team, upskilling staff, creating succession opportunities and instilling a high performance culture
  • Build strong relationships with C-suite stakeholders to enable Procurement to play an influential role in the Firm's future
  • Partner with Finance and key business owners, developing annual departmental savings targets and the annual procurement plan with Directors and Heads of Department
  • Establish new processes and systems for effective procurement across the organisation, developing an eProcurement vision and leading its implementation

Required experience:-

  • Impressive track record within your Procurement, Strategic Sourcing and Category Management career to date, with a CV that details significant cost savings, risk mitigation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrable leadership and change management experience
  • Indirect category experience within Facilities Management Procurement preferred though not essential
  • Degree & MCIPS qualifications preferred

This is a brilliant opportunity to build a high-performing Procurement function, develop and mentor others, and make a significant contribution to an esteemed enterprise that strives to continually improve our quality of life.

To find out more and apply please send your CV to or directly through this page.

Key skills: procurement, strategic procurement, greenfield procurement, indirect procurement, strategic sourcing, category management, FM Procurement, IT Procurement, MCIPS, business partnering, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management, purchasing, people management, leadership, commercial management, project management, eProcurement, contract management, negotiation

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