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Head of Procurement -South East

Head of Procurement -South East
London, Greater London, England
£60k - 70k per year + BENEFITS

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Head of Procurement

£60,000-£70,000 + benefits

South East

My client is a leading Facilities Management Services company, working on behalf of a diverse client base across the multiple market sectors and service streams.

 Principal Accountabilities:

  • Develop and manage the procurement department including setting targets and monitoring performance

  • Develop and deliver a Procurement Strategy to deliver the target benefits and financial savings including approving each category manager’s purchase category strategy and savings plans

  • Engage support and agreement for the strategy from key stakeholders so that implementation and compliance are optimal; promote the effective management of suppliers to sustain value throughout the life of the contract

  • Establish new processes and systems for effective procurement; develop a Procurement vision and identify solutions for business improvements; investigate opportunities for broader savings.

  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement to all departments; lead the Company in identification, assessment and management of potential risks associated with differing sourcing strategies; provide insight through the analysis of spend, supply markets and savings.

  • Maximise the use of funds by identifying best practice and leveraging the spend within and outside.

  • Ensure all goods and services purchased comply with the corporate Compliance policies.

  • Negotiations on strategically significant contracts and negotiation and management of third-party service providers.

  • Develop and agree annual departmental cost savings targets for the annual Budget process; develop and agree the annual procurement plan with directors and departmental heads


  • Significant previous procurement experience with responsibility for delivery of procurement benefits including financial savings.

  • Experience of leading a new Procurement department that have crossed functional and business boundaries.

  • Experience of working with a fragmented user base in multiple locations.

  • Strong leadership in a complex environment with a high level of uncertainty around predicted or future demand.

    Professional/technical qualification/skills:

  • Recognised as a procurement professional.

  • CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualified preferred but not mandatory.

  • A good technical appreciation of the range of procurement categories.

  • Strong influencing skills at senior levels to influence acceptance of a new way of working

  • Excellent team management and people skills are essential.

  • Ability to negotiate at the highest levels with suppliers.

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