Sarah Perry


Sarah Perry

Associate - Procurement

Head of Procurement

West London, London

My client is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the procurement function for an award-winning housing association. The successful candidate will play a key role in driving value for the business, by setting up an effective procurement strategy. This is a great opportunity for someone in a Procurement Manager position who is looking for a step up in their career, or even for a Head of Procurement to continue to develop their experience as part of a strategic organisation. The appionted candidate will work with the organisation as a whole and identify opportunities for improvement to the business. The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills: Management experience: You will have 1 direct report (Procurement Manager) Build and maintain influential relationships with key stakeholders; Assist in the successful delivery of the procurement plan; Develop robust contracts that are fit for purpose and protect the organisation from risk as far as is reasonably practicable; Support contract managers to ensure the performance of procured contracts; You will have the following: MCIPS qualified or working towards Public sector background Ability to run the end to end tender process Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders Knowledge and understanding of Procurement concepts, policies, and procedures. Experienced in all Microsoft packages