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Group Head of Procurement

Job reference: 
10963
Location: 
South West Head Office - National Remit
Employment type: 
Permanent
Salary and benefits: 
to £90,000, car, bonus, benefits
Job description: 

Operating from a Head Office in the South West and with Divisions in the North and South East our client is a customer facing manufacturer with revenues approaching £100 million . It seeks to strengthen the board through the appointment of a highly commercial Procurement professional who will report to the Chief Executive and be tasked to develop a procurement strategy based on strategic partnerships which delivers sustainable supply, optimal supplier performance and best value .

The individual to be appointed will have a deep understanding of the group’s key business objectives and ensure the procurement strategy is aligned .He/ she will understand current supplier capabilities, strengths and weaknesses to mitigate risk and will lead the procurement and commercial contract management for materials and indirect spend . The Group Head of Procurement will ensure consolidation of buying to ensure the  benefits from bulk discounts , rebates and leverage it’s scale . He / she will also develop a category management strategy to align with the Divisional structure together with a framework of professional procurement procedures , processes and controls .

The successful candidate will be proven and demonstrably successful in an environment with key stakeholders both as internal and external customers ,will espouse the values and integrity of corporate governance and drive the function to champion its commitment to the highest levels of quality and price to differentiate its proposition . Professionally qualified with  a record of achievement in an environment that has a low cost sourcing model from Asia he / she will be a strategic thinker with excellent financial and commercial acumen and have strong influencing and negotiating skills . Most importantly the Group Head of Procurement will quickly build quality working relationships and ensure that Procurement is at the heart of the business agenda.

If of interest please forward a current CV or contact Steve Broadhurst on 0113 228 2388.