Head of Purchasing

nationwide accident repair services
Bournemouth, UK
31 May 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Benefits: This job includes:

22 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays,

Company Car and Personal Fuel

Laptop and mobile phone

Workplace Pension and Life Assurance

Employee Assistance Programme.

Mobile Phone Discount Scheme and My Nationwide Car Scheme

My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at Major supermarkets, High Street retailers, Travel & much more! Average saving is around £500 per year

Exciting opportunity for a Highly Driven professional Purchaser

Are you committed to your career development and want to take the next step on the career ladder in an industry that is facing significant technological change?

Are you already a successful Purchasing Manager wanting the next step in your career?

And have you got a proven track record of creating and implementing a purchasing strategy so sound business decisions can be made?

If the answer is YES, then we have an exciting and ambitious opportunity for you! We are looking for a Head of Purchasing to join our Nationwide family.

So, if you are ambitious, resilient, determined, energetic and ready for your next leap forward then we can help you!

The job of Head of Purchasing

As a critical member of the senior management team you will source suppliers and develop relationships to negotiate, buy goods, materials and services to meet the Company's operational requirements. This includes supplier selection, tendering and cost estimating.You will have overall responsibility and accountability for the Purchasing Function which will include people and budgetary management, an integral part of the business to enable the overall strategy and business decisions.

Being responsible for ongoing management of purchasing strategy and activity and for ensuring optimal supplier performance and price you will also develop and implement a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the business to add value, mitigate supply chain risk and deliver cost savings. In addition you will develop and maintain strategic supplier relationships and manage the development of contracts, contractual relationships and contract management to deliver continuous improvement in delivery of goods and services by the supply base. Leading and managing the team to deliver the appropriate support to the business to ensure the business objectives are met are also a critical part of the role as is working alongside the senior management team in contributing to overall business objectives.

What you will be doing

Strategy and Development

General Management

People Management

Relationship Management

Self Management

Financial budget and control


What we think good looks like

As Head of Purchasing we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do. You must also have proven leadership and management skills, excellent relationship management and negotiation skills. Excellent communication skills should be a given as is analytical and problem solving skills with commercial and financial astueness

We would also appreciate it if you are educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant commercial or engineering discipline or equivalent NVQ Level 7 qualification • Preferably a Fellow or Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS). We would also appreciate someone who can demonstrable their experience of leading a purchasing function with a proven track record in strategic purchasing leadership, delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes and systems. With proven contract management and supplier experience as well as experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level is highly desirable. Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management with computer literate, especially Excel skills would be advantageous

We will help and support you with the rest

What happens next?

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Once you have applied for the job, we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If you match the job, we will be in touch with you to advise you of the next stage in the process.

Nationwide is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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