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Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement

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    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £70000 - £78650 per annum

  • Contact:

    Matt Davidson

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  • Published:

    11 days ago

  • Expiry Date:

    04 February 2022

Head of Procurement, up to £78,500 + Benefits | Permanent | SE London

For a large University, we are recruiting a Head of Procurement to work closely with the CFO in the effective management of the supply chain and delivery of a first-class service-driven culture with value for money at its heart. The Head of Procurement manages a team of 7 and will best suit someone with excellent leadership skills and the ability to continuously review and enhance procurement processes with an emphasis on business partnering.

Main Duties:

  • Lead and manage the programme of procurement, stock and materials including tendering, purchasing, risk management and contract administration
  • Lead a customer-centric approach to procurement activities, utilising continuous improvement
  • Create and implement procurement techniques to deliver value for money and social value
  • Enhance stakeholder experience via challenging the existing ways of working and improving processes
  • Lead benchmarking performance activities to other UK Universities
  • Motivate, lead and develop team members and create a highly performing service delivery culture

Person Specification:

  • MCIPS with strong strategic procurement and supply chain background
  • Strong technical procurement knowledge and understanding of tendering, contract, and project management
  • Strong category experience across Estates, IT, and major outsourcing
  • Higher Education experience would be ideal but is not essential as is the experience of working with consortium arrangements
  • Experience of leading and transforming procurement in a multi-site environment
  • Experience in managing and developing highly performing teams
  • Strong experience in managing purchasing solutions in ERP of e-business systems


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