Procurement Lead - *Greenfield* Indirects

GBP50000 - GBP60000 per annum + Package
26 Mar 2019
25 Apr 2019
Emily Knight
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Procurement Lead - *Greenfield* Indirects -Professional Services Firm - Birmingham or London - £50,000- £60,000 + Package

Since its foundation five years ago, aggressive year on year growth has seen this commercial bank explode to now value at £900 million. They are looking to build the procurement team as the business continues to achieve this aggressive growth, and with spend portfolio now valuing in the tens of millions, they are looking for a Procurement Lead to come in and spearhead the Indirect spend areas and help grow the "Greenfield" procurement function!

The Procurement Lead Greenfield Indirect will be responsible for:

  • Defining a process, implementing and embedding it into the business, furthering the Head of procurements work in influencing the executive stakeholders on how to engage with procurement.
  • Creating and implementing category strategy across all of the indirect spend areas including, IT, Professional Services, Marketing, HR and FM.
  • Commanding a spend portfolio valuing at £200 million.
  • Managing a team of category managers and buyers.

Procurement skills and background required;-

  • Must have strong stakeholder influencing skills and a proven track record of change management and success in a "greenfield" procurement environment.
  • Strategic Indirect procurement experience across multiple categories, preferably marketing and IT.
  • Must possess gravitas and be able to talk about a range of categories confidently.
  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent).

Heavy investment has seen this leading brand grow rapidly over the last ten years with revenue now exceeding £200 million. The procurement function and wider business is very much a blank canvass where people can stamp their authority, make their mark and make changes. This exciting opportunity will see the successful procurement manager working autonomously across a wide array of spends and the ability to grow the fledging procurement function in line with the wider aggressive business growth!

For more information on this exciting "Greenfield" Procurement opportunity, please e-mail through an up-to-date copy of your CV to Emily at

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