Head / Purchasing

B C T Resourcing
South West London
£60,000 - £90,000 per annum
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Head - Purchasing

Greater London

60k - 90k + Great Benefits

Our team 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

- Leisure discounts
- Competitive bonus structure