Head of Procurement - Construction

JPS Supply Chain Recruitment Ltd
09 Apr 2017
09 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an ambitious Head of Procurement who is looking for a challenge? Are you a leader able to motivate and manage a team through change and direction? Does the idea of working for a growing and exciting business appeal to you? If so, we may have just the role for you.

Our client is a successful and growing Social Housing developer who is looking for an exceptional candidate to provide leadership, management and direction to the procurement function. Commercially focused you will be responsible for ensuring the right processes are in place to ensure efficient procurement of maintenance and repairs with a spend circa £30m, whilst supporting a cost-conscious organisation. You will provide leadership and development of the current purchasing team of 5 to achieve business goals and objectives.

Experience/skills required:

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of contract law, EU and UK procurement legislation and experience of developing and implementing best value strategies;

Proven track record of procurement within the construction/maintenance repairs;

Ability to drive sustainable and improved procurement across the organisation by leading and managing cooperate strategic projects;

Leading on initiatives to deliver business improvements within the function;

Promote a customer and performance focused culture within the team;

Set and be accountable for all procurement and achievement of targets and objectives;

Accountable for delivery of budgets;

Change Management experience;

Responsible for the identification and management of risks;

Ability to lead and develop a team of people;

Excellent communication and influencing skills;

Ability to build strong working relationships with external suppliers and stakeholders;

Ability to provide expert advice to the team and colleagues across the organisation.

This role offers the right candidate a rare opportunity to make a real difference in what is a growing and exciting business.

Happy to consider private sector backgrounds with the right credentials.