Head of Procurement - Permanent - London

London (Central), London (Greater)
05 Jun 2014
03 Jul 2014
Lucy Crowell
Contract Type
Full Time

Huxley Associates are currently recruiting for a Head of Procurement, in London on a permanent basis for a Luxery Property Consultancy. They specialise in Design, Construction Management, Marketing and Facilities Management.

This individual would lead the Procurement team.

Key responsibilities would include:

  • Working closely with the Cost Management and Design teams to set the project budget.
  • Work closely with the Design, Cost Management & Project Management teams to decide the Procurement strategy for the project.
  • Co-ordinate with the Design and QS teams to prepare and float tenders.
  • Negotiate tenders and appoint contractors.
  • Monitor budget and cost to complete.
  • Develop vendor base and empanel vendors.
  • Develop strategic relationships with key vendors.
  • Identify value engineering opportunities and work with the Design and Project Management teams to implement the same.
  • Coordinate with the India procurement team to take advantage of scale of buying and reduce procurement costs, especially for materials.
  • Manage and nurture an able team under him/her.

Work Experience:

12 years+ of which at least 8 years needs to be with a leading construction company in procurement oriented role.

Other requirements:

  • Strong understanding of local consultant/vendor base and their strengths/weaknesses.
  • Good communication
  • Presentable personality
  • Strong ethics
  • Strong intellect