Head - Purchasing

Recruiter
Oliver James associates
Location
London
Salary
60000.0000
Posted
11 Feb 2017
Closes
11 Mar 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Head - Purchasing

Greater London

£60k - £90k + Great Benefits

Oliver James Associates are currently partnering with an established Food Retailer with huge growth potential to recruit an experienced Head of Purchasing to lead the Central Purchasing team. You will be responsible for implementing and co-ordinating the purchasing strategy in line with the Company's core objectives for 2017 and onwards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and co-ordinate the tendering process for major strategic purchases
  • Build and grow the current purchasing team by utilising strong change management techniques
  • Maintain and develop relationships with current suppliers
  • Challenge and adapt current purchasing practices across all categories
  • Manage department spend, budgets
  • Oversee purchasing system, implement new eProcurement and data strategy to support the function and the wider business
  • Work collaboratively with Finance for wider organisational and departmental forecasts
  • Maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders and gain buy-in when required

Key Skills:

  • Excellent commercial skills and financial awareness
  • Background in strategic purchasing at senior level
  • Ability to lead key negotiations at senior level
  • Extensive experience of managing complex supplier and organisational relationships
  • A track record of achievements in an FMCG environment
  • Highly computer literate and data literate
  • Excellent communication and proven ability to inspire and motivate a team
  • Professionally recognised purchasing qualification (MCIPS)

Salary & Benefits:

£60k - £90k + Great benefits
Inc.

- Leisure discounts
- Competitive bonus structure