Interim Head of Procurement

GBP500 - GBP700 per day +
27 Jun 2019
27 Jul 2019
Adam Zaidman
Contract Type
Full Time

Our multi-award-winning client with global revenues in the billions is seeking an experienced Head of Procurement to take responsibility for developing their overall procurement strategy for key Indirect procurement categories such a Professional Services, Marketing, Travel and IT.

Operating in a number of industries - Transport, Construction and Healthcare to name a few - and a growing presence in every continent and over 45,000 staff worldwide, this is an unmissable opportunity to join an ever-expanding organisation that places procurement at the heart of the company's bright future.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a team of procurement category leads.
    • A particular focus on Indirect procurement such as IT, Travel, Prof Services and more.
  • Managing and developing key supplier relationships.
  • Staying well-informed and up to date with market trends so as to identify current and future opportunities for growth with a medium-long term view.
  • Taking ownership of budgets - setting and monitoring spend from each category.
  • Support their S2P and audit process - knowledge of Oracle is essential.

Experience required:

  • A strong background of 10+ years in procurement, most importantly leading buying categories and strategic procurement in large-scale organisations with spend of over £200m and achieving impressive savings. Ideally this will be within a service-oriented company.
  • A history of in-depth, comprehensive screening and selecting of suppliers. This will have been using decision-making tools/methods to assist your purchasing teams in negotiations and making recommendations.
  • Extensive knowledge of P2P and e-tendering platforms - especially Oracle.


  • Charisma and influence when engaging with stakeholders at all levels
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and internationally

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