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Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £65000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sarah Perry

  • Contact email:

    sarahp@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000006796_1555413011

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-05-16

  • Startdate:

    16/04/2019

  • Consultant:

    Sarah Perry

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