Procurement Lead

Reed Procurement & Supply Chain - London
London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
14 May 2017
13 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Global market leader in the creative industry.

Procurement Lead – Strategic Sourcing


This pivotal role sits within the newly created Central Procurement team. Working with the Category/Commodity Leads to develop strategies and ensure that we have a supply base that will offer choice of suppliers and the leverage to deliver value savings and ‘tone-up’ our supply base and ensure that it is fit for the challenges that we have set for ourselves.

Key Focus is to
• Negotiating from a total relationship perspective rather than project or item cost
• Implementing a robust Supplier Sourcing Process that ensures diligence in the assessment and selection of future suppliers
• In particular to secure supply of our core brands and so the materials that they are manufactured from
• Identifying critical dependencies in the supply base and eliminating these or facilitating alternative sources
• Managing both internal and external stakeholder relationships and closely enough to anticipate their needs before they make a request!
Provide oversight for contractual review and the addition of new suppliers.


• Create and manage outstanding strategic sourcing programmes across multiple Categories, including Finished Product, Packaging and Raw Materials.
• Liaise with Procurement managers to develop and provide best practice.
• Autonomously identify areas of opportunity/risk and generate methods to develop/minimise these.
• Leverage supplier positioning and relationships with Procurement Leads to deliver exceptional cost savings whilst maintaining continuous best value.


• Demonstrable implementation of sourcing strategies, leading to significant cost savings across multiple Direct Spend Categories
• Involvement and expertise in the full procurement process, including the tender process
• Outstanding relationship management skills, experience of negotiating and influencing suppliers as well as interacting with Senior Stakeholders
• A business related commercial qualification/degree supported by CIPS accreditation
• Experience in a commercial/FMCG environment preferred.


• Self-motivated
• Resourceful and willing to work flexibly
• Good IT skills
• A creative approach to problem solving.
• Assertive and confident. Willing and able to deal with confrontation in a constructive and fair manner.
• Great Communicator and able to flex style across varying levels of internal and external contacts
• Committed to deliver projects in a timely and qualitative manner

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business