Head of Procurement

London (Greater)
18 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is seeking a Head of Procurement to head up the procurement function for an award-winning housing association. The successful candidate will play a key role in driving value for the business, by setting up an effective procurement strategy.

This is a great opportunity for someone in a Procurement Manager position who is looking for a step up in their career, or even for a Head of Procurement to continue to develop their experience as part of a strategic organisation. The appionted candidate will work with the organisation as a whole and identify opportunities for improvement to the business.

The individual should have proven experience in leading procurement projects across a variety of sectors and possess the following skills:

* Management experience: You will have 1 direct report (Procurement Manager)

* Build and maintain influential relationships with key stakeholders;

* Assist in the successful delivery of the procurement plan;

* Develop robust contracts that are fit for purpose and protect the organisation from risk as far as is reasonably practicable;

* Support contract managers to ensure the performance of procured contracts;

You will have the following:

* MCIPS qualified or working towards

* Public sector background

* Ability to run the end to end tender process

* Proven commercial acumen, energetic and forward-thinking individual

* Ability to conduct market reviews of various categories of spend

* Strong negotiation skills and ability to engage and advise senior stakeholders

* Knowledge and understanding of Procurement concepts, policies, and procedures.

* Experienced in all Microsoft packages

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