Deputy Head of Procurement

Axon Resourcing Ltd
17 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is a large, complex, public sector organisation with a forward thinking Procurement Strategy and is seeking a Deputy Head of Procurement with a proven track record of working in a comparable environment
Key responsibilities include:
• Develop and implement the strategic approach to procurement and supply chain in line with the overall objectives
• Ensure relevant policies and procedures exist and are applied in order to ensure proper governance of procurement and supply chain
• Confirm that the procurement department properly supports the operation of the organisation including working closely with operational and corporate departments to support them in reducing non-pay expenditure and in the identification and realisation of savings
• Front negotiations of complex, high value contracts for the procurement of capital and consumable items
• Professional responsibility for all aspects of supply chain management
• Lead and develop the procurement and supply chain function to ensure the provision of the best possible service, measured by procurement and supply chain efficiency and non-pay savings
• Monitor and measure the performance of the team against key result areas outlined in the supply strategy and produce regular reports for the relevant procurement groups.

The Person:
• A Member of Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) with a proven track record of service delivery and innovation
• A commercial thinker with strong influencing skills experienced in effective procurement to deliver savings and efficiencies
• Proven leadership skills, working with a range of stakeholders in a change orientated environment.
• Motivational, team player keen to develop staff and the team to deliver excellent internal and external outputs.

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Heather Clarke or