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Head of Procurement (Technology)

Head of Procurement (Technology)

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Procurement & Supply Chain

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  • Salary:

    Up to £90000 per annum + bonus, package

  • Contact:

    Matt Williamson

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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The role is responsible for :

  • Managing the Procurement function, a team of experienced procurement professionals supporting the organisation
  • Create the framework to manage all tenders for the organisation to ensure that they are fair, transparent and legal for all participants so as to protect the organisation from challenge
  • Ensure that the organisation processes are best in class and are followed on a consistent basis using requirements that are clear from the outset
  • Hold the organisations' Exec to account in following the procurement policy at all times

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead the procurement team to ensure strategic purchasing objectives are met for the organisation and that the team are viewed as delivering a high quality service to the business
  • Develop the procurement team to ensure continuous development towards a truly mature procurement function that is continuing to meet and support the business overall
  • Manage strategic (no programme) tenders and procurement activity to enhance the organisations supply chain.
  • Responsible for ensuring procurement compliance.
  • Maintain the procurement strategy ensuring that it can deliver the requirements of a business over the medium and long term.
  • Regularly update the organisation's procurement policies and then ensure that these are well communicated and adhered to within the organisation
  • Liaise closely with the other senior leaders in the Supply Chain team to ensure that contract management, supplier relationship management and legal all work in conjunction and that roles/responsibilities are well understood
  • Deputise for the Director of Supply Chain as required

Skills and Experiences Essential

  • Qualified procurement professional
  • Innovative approach to problem solving with minimum involvement from the Director of Supply Chain
  • Comfortable leading teams through change managing through uncertainty
  • Ability to work with complexity at pace
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • Being able to work with a team
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Exemplary communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a complex procurement with evidence of having achieved success in so doing
  • Self-starter, comfortable with change and managing through uncertainty
  • First class negotiator with resolve and resilience
  • Experience of delivering change and transformation

Skills and Experiences Desirable

  • Experience of Telecommunications or High-Tech companies
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment