Head of Purchasing

X4 Group
Gloucestershire, UK
11 Sep 2019
18 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Purchasing:

A brand new Head of Purchasing role has come up in the Gloucestershire area for a leading services company who are looking to strengthen their purchasing function and join their growing team of 200 plus employees on their site in Gloucester.

The individual needs to hold a strong purchasing/procurement background, ideally within the manufacturing/service provider background.

The purpose of this role is to develop the overarching purchasing strategy and to lead a high-performance purchasing team that manages and nurtures supplier relationships in a manner that enhances the brand.

Head of Purchasing Responsibilities:
  • Carrying out market analysis
  • Negotiating and setting up contracts, and ensuring all contracts are embedded internally
  • Monitoring and reporting suppliers performance
  • Preparing annual budgets
  • Develop purchasing target proposals
  • Manage the purchasing targets
  • Understand global, regional and local business environment
  • Manage and support the local purchasing team (Commodity Managers, Project Purchasers, Operative Purchasers)
  • Applying and further developing Purchasing Guide
  • Ensuring alignment, optimization and result across the business
  • Liaising closely with business leaders and other key stakeholders in the UK and EMEA, the Head of Procurement will support and coordinate opportunities within Operations to deliver savings. This will include identifying market levers and formulating an improvement strategy for risk, innovation and cost.

Head of Purchasing Specification:
  • Minimum 5 years working experience in a "hands on" procurement role.
  • Be commercially astute and a strong negotiator, with the confidence and ability to influence and challenge others
  • Have proven experience in Risk Management, Total Cost Reduction across all categories and improved Trade Payables
  • Be results orientated and have a focus on understanding and implementing strategies
  • CIPS certified - desirable
  • Experience of managing a team - desirable

Why Should You Apply?
  • Salary - £55,000 + benefits
  • 25 days annual holiday + bank holidays
  • 37.5 hour working week with flexible start time
  • Bonus scheme

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About Us

X4 Engineering

X4 Engineering is a specialist recruitment business for the engineering sector. We are part of the X4 Group, a multi-award-winning group of brands specialising in Life Sciences, Engineering, Construction and Technology, with over 10 years of experience in successfully placing mid to senior level contract and permanent professionals across the globe.

Our network of world class engineering talent sets us apart from the rest and allows us to deliver skilled professionals to our engineering partners across a number of industry sectors including Oil and Gas, Manufacturing, Aerospace, Chemical and Process, Defence, Medical, Food and FMCG.

We're a result driven business and our team of specialist recruitment consultants continue to go above and beyond what's expected to ensure our clients receive the highest ROI from their recruitment spend. We have partnerships with leading engineering companies all over the world and have made placements in over 13 countries across Europe and the US.

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