Head of Procurement

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Head of Procurement? How about within an organisation where you’ll be given a blank piece of paper to draw up your Procurement strategy?

Talent Drive is really proud to be working with a forward-thinking, growing Retail brand that is looking for a brand-new Head of Procurement to set and execute a Procurement strategy across the business, with a team of 5 to manage. Reporting directly into the CFO, this role will give you the autonomy to take a view on Procurement that you see best, in order to create a roadmap.

As part of your responsibility, you will be accountable for a spend of £70 million and growing.

This organisation has recently taken on investment to help support its growth and as part of this investment, has taken on a Procurement Consultancy to undertake a spend diagnostic and review of its supplier base. This in itself will give the new Head of Procurement a fantastic head start in your growth of the Procurement team across all spend including directs and indirect.

What the role involves:

  1. As Head of Procurement, you will be responsible for overseeing a team of five capable Procurement Professionals
  2. Manage £70 million spend (and growing!) across direct and indirect services
  3. Be part of the senior leadership team for the business and ensure internal alignment on Procurements’ role within the business
  4. Formulate and implement multi-year category procurement strategies which are aligned to internal business requirements
  5. Ensure procurement support is provided to other improvement projects across the business

The person we hope to find:

  1. People Management experience is a must
  2. Strong end to end procurement sourcing and category management experience across indirect or direct services
  3. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with all levels of management and stakeholders
  4. Well organised, process and team-oriented with the ability to prioritise quickly
  5. Highly motivated self-starter: ability to initiate and manage work with minimal supervision
  6. Commercially aware and financially astute

If you are a Senior Procurement Manager perhaps looking for a step up to your first Head of Procurement role, or are already at that next level and are looking for a fresh challenge where Procurement is very much on the businesses growth agenda then this would be a great role for you.

This forward-thinking organisation has seen that Procurement has a seat the table, and now it’s time to find somebody to sit in it.  

For more information please apply directly.

Thank you!

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