Head of Procurement

Recruiter
Elevation Recruitment Group
Location
Leeds
Salary
£55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Sector
Legal
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I am currently working with a well-established professional services organisation based in Leeds in the search for an experienced Senior Procurement Manager. My client is a highly reputable business, known as one of the UK leading service providers in its field.
The key objectives for this role are to develop commercial strategy in line with the UK market in which they operate. You will analyse and review existing supplier contracts, identifying areas of opportunity to improve overall services and cost to the business. You will ensure best practice procurement processes are standardised across the business whilst leading all supplier tendering.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional to take on a challenging role that will allow you to contribute positive changes for a well-established, growing organisation.

We are looking for a senior Procurement professional who can demonstrate an extensive background in conducting framework agreements, bids and tenders. The incumbent must be able to demonstrate a successful background in managing major contracts and re-negotiation exercises as well as the ability to engage with stakeholders and roll out new processes and procedures across the wider business.

Key duties and responsibilities will include:

*Establishing and maintaining supplier relationships
*Actively identify and drive cost down and risk mitigation initiatives
*Evaluate and maintain formal framework agreements with key suppliers
*Proactively engage with internal and external stake holders

We would be interested in speaking with professionals who hold the following skills and experience:
*CIPS qualified or educated to Degree level
*A minimum of five years' experience within a strategic procurement role
*Previous experience within a highly regulated, professional services organisation
*Ability to demonstrate strong negotiation skills
*Highly analytical with a strong attention to detail
*Strong communicator with excellent negotiation skills

Elevation Procurement & Supply Chain is a specialist division of Elevation Recruitment Group focusing on pur-chasing, sourcing, supply chain and management roles in Yorkshire and surrounding regions. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would love to hear from you.