Head of Procurement

Emeya Recruitment Limited
Closing date
11 Feb 2022
Head of Procurement - £80-£90k plus car allowance/package - North West

I am currently looking to recruit a head of procurement, for an award winning Engineering and construction company, based in the North West (near Manchester).

My client have been established for over 50 years, and have an enviable reputation within their sector. They have a strong background in major construction projects, particularly within the Nuclear, defence, MOD sectors, they have won awards for their projects and innovation.

They are looking for a head of procurement to oversee and lead the procurement function for their cost centre businesses with a combined revenue forecast of £100 million, current spend is just shy of £20 million but this is expected to double to £40 million in line with revenue target.

This is a great opportunity for someone to take ownership of the procurement function, and offers superb future prospects and an exciting challenge.

Role Responsibilities:

* As head of procurement, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing management of the procurement strategy to generate improved efficiencies and value for money.

* To drive and implement continuous improvement, best value and quality improvements within the team and department, challenging existing practices.

* Lead the development and implementation of procurement policies and system strategies in line with the business ethos of continuous improvement.

* Leverage resource across all boundaries to support business goals and leverage against contractual/commercial risk.

* Work closely with the senior leadership team to implement short and long term business goals and strategy.

* Lead the procurement team and offer motivation, career progression and support to achieve their goals.

* Develop strong relationships with external suppliers to ensure continued success and competitive and reliable supply chain.

* Promote the importance of procurement across the business.

Requirements for the position:

* Significant knowledge and experience of strategic procurement in a major organisation.

* Experience of developing and implementing new procedures and strategies in order to manage and develop a cost effective procurement strategy.

* Strong Commercial Acumen, and the ability to manage and inspire a team.

* Sector experience would be highly beneficial, either within the engineering or construction sector

* Solid experience operating at a strategic/tactical level in a dynamic growing business.

* Strong level of numeracy and communication skills.

* Full UK driving licence

* Previous experience in a head of procurement/procurement lead role.

In return my client will offer a very good basic salary and benefits including car allowance, fuel card, generous holiday, healthcare and pension. They also offer flexible working, you will be both office and home based. You will need to live within a commutable distance from the Manchester area and happy to be in the office 2/3 days per week.

If you feel this head of procurement role is of interest and would like to undertake an exciting new challenge for 2022, please get in touch with Dean Parry, Director of Emeya Recruitment.

I am happy to talk 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, and all conversations will be held in the strictest of confidence

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