My client, based in Bedfordshire, is a leading player in their field.
With the future looking very bright, they are making a significant investment in their procurement function. The newly created position of Head of Procurement forms a central element in this investment plan.
They have developed an enviable reputation for delivering high quality services to their diverse client portfolio. These services rely heavily on the performance of the procurement team and, as such, this position is seen as key to the future success and profitability of the business.
Whilst existing systems and processes are already in place, this is a role that will offer an accomplished senior procurement professional the opportunity to fully draw on their extensive knowledge and experience.
Key tasks and responsibilities
As the Head of Procurement you will be responsible for:
- Managing and developing a team of purchasing professionals
- Controlling large spend portfolios
- Driving forward performance both internally and from suppliers
- Developing new and robust supply chains to meet the future needs of the business
- Interfacing internally on a local and national scale
- Managing suppliers nationally to deliver highly effective and innovative solutions
Knowledge & experience required
The preferred candidate will already hold a senior purchasing / procurement role. A role in which they have successfully managed a high performing team, whilst at the same time successfully implementing sustainable procurement systems and processes that have been focused on delivering both value to the bottom line, and high service standards.
Any exposure to commercial property, housing, construction related industries would be highly regarded, as would any knowledge of FM or Asset Management.
Suitably experienced applicants with alternative industry / sector knowledge are encouraged to apply, as each individual expression of interest will be considered on merit.
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