Head of Procurement

Recruiter
Cedar
Location
West London
Salary
GBP60000 - GBP65000 per annum +
Posted
16 Apr 2019
Closes
16 May 2019
Ref
JO0000006796
Contact
Sarah Perry
Specialist Area
Procurement
Sector
Housing
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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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