Head of Procurement -South East

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Full Time/Permanent
Facilities Management (main)
£75,000 to £100,000
£70k - 80k per year + BENEFITS
All London
08-12-2019 05:58 PM
05/01/2020 06:00

Head of Procurement

£70,000-£80,000 + 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.

They are site are now seeking an experienced Head of Procurement to provide a complete commercial procurement function for all the expenditure with external suppliers responsible for the provision of professional expertise and at the forefront regarding the implementation and development of procurement strategies.

 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.

  • Good IT skills to include wide experience of word documents, Excel spreadsheets (including pivot tables and charts) and PowerPoint.

  • Excellent organisational skills.

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