Head of Procurement
Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Anonymous
The Head of Procurement will work with the senior management team and leadership members to align the organisations strategy plan with a strategic procurement programme that delivers Value For Money and cost efficiencies across the organisation. This is a great opportunity for someone to work in an increasingly competitive and pressured market place. High expectations from students and significant financial pressures are challenges faced by the sector.
Develop strategic approaches and key policies in relation to commercial procurement projects involving all stakeholder groups.
Deliver commercial management duties on a variety of service contracts, categories & deliver a high standard commercial service to meet primary objectives.
Provide dedicated support to senior staff across the organisation in respect of contract/ commercial issues including responding to potential contractual disputes.
Target specific goods, services and/or suppliers to identify how tangible improvements may be made in the procurement of these works, goods and services.
Deliver value for money & efficiency targets, managing risk, business continuity & quality of support with customer focus.
Establishing & reviewing KPI's, ensuring performance information is provided & reviewed, external performance benchmarking, managing any performance credit or deduction payment mechanisms, working with the contractor & client to ensure there is service delivery planning, continuous improvement & benefit realisation & reporting.
Build sustainable stakeholder relationships.
The Successful Applicant will have;
Excellent commercial acumen.
Experience leading procurement teams in implementation of sourcing strategies across a variety of spend areas.
Proven strategic contract management for high risk contracts, with the ability to demonstrate contract practice & procedures.
Experience of procurement & contract management including commercial negotiation of significant value and/or risk.
Experience leading a multidisciplinary team, working with & influencing key stakeholders of all levels.
A proven track record of the whole life cycle procurement, contract & relationship management.
Senior stakeholder management experience.
Strong interpersonal & relationship building skills.
Analytical skills covering written, graphic, numerical & statistical information including risk assessment.
You will be ideally MCIPS qualified and educated to degree level.
What's on Offer
Salary up to £65,000
Additional Training / Qualifications