Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement

Job Title: Head of Procurement
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Start Date: 24/10/2017
Reference: 10084/002_1523377290
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
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Job Published: April 10, 2018 17:21

Job Description

Resourcery Group are currently working in partnership with a leading business in central Liverpool who are looking to recruit an experienced Head of Procurement preferably with a finance background.

Reporting to the CFO, the Head of Procurement plays a lead role in managing the Group's procurement activities driving value enhancements across the business. Central to the role is the ability to manage risk in particular of the supply of third party goods and services including the design and implementation of sourcing strategies. As Head of Procurement you will own the control framework governing all aspects of supply chain management and ensure efficient transaction processing.

As Head of Procurement you will be responsible for managing supplier expenditure driving delivery of savings/rationalisation through the development of sourcing and supplier management plans in conjunction with the business.

The Head of Procurement will also play a central role as a key business partner to all business areas providing advice support and training. You will manage supplier relationships, develop and maintain central policies, controls and guidance for improving procurement and management of suppliers, encouraging adoption of these across the business.

You will also play a central role in commercial/pricing negotiations, ongoing value bench-marking, procurement advice (ITTs/RFPs), and making timely plans for exit/replacement. As a business partner to the Heads of you will report on process compliance / exceptions improving the control framework and driving greater efficiency.

Ultimately you will be charged with delivering significant improvements to expenditure and purchase controls partnering very closely with the Finance Team.

Applicants should:

  • Be a Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA or CIMA) and/or MCIPS qualified.
  • Be an excellent communicator, influencer and business partner possesses a strong commercial acumen
  • Be a tenured and experienced leader capable of adding real commercial value on a cross-functional basis
  • Be confident in managing upwards and liaising with main board directors.