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Head of Procurement

Job Title: Head of Procurement
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89733
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: NIC.70306.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: August 14, 2012 14:51

Job Description

This leader in the manufacturing industry seeks a Head of Procurement to manage the team to successfully deliver change and contribute to the business across all indirect categories including HR, Marketing, PR, Facilities. This is a 12 month fixed-term contract. Your responsibilities will include: * Identifying opportunities where existing ways of working can be improved and building a case for this * Working with end users to identify the most suitable suppliers in the market who can best satisfy requirements * Ensuring a consistent tender/quotation process undertaken to select the final supplier (including, as appropriate, assessment of supplier risk, management of objective evaluation, negotiation and contract generation) * Managing existing key supplier relationships monitoring and driving their performance through regular reviews and reporting * Routinely reviewing existing supply base and potential new suppliers to ensure our client utilise those that provide best service and value Skills and Experience required: * Previous experience at a Senior level within Procurement and a history of managing a team * Strong communication skills * Proven commercial results and being a driven and strong negotiator * Proven supply chain experience/experience in dealing with both small and large value organisations * Effectively lead and influence in a dynamic organisation * Capable to work independently in contract implementation and management * Results driven * Comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation * Enthusiastic and with a high level of self-motivation to overcome obstacles * Keen attention to accuracy and detail. Excellent written and presentational skills * Ability to lead negotiations and support teams in the development of negotiations strategies for large and complex projects In return this business offers a competitive salary, bonus and benefits within a fast paced, growing and exciting environment.