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Working for a leading Technology company who manufacture specialist bespoke products globally, we are recruiting for a Head of Procurement. Working closely with the Operations Director, the Head of Procurement will lead a team of 6 purchasing professionals. This is a newly created position, designed to provide depth and breadth to the operational infrastructure in readiness for the next stage of the company’s growth.Responsibilities of the Head of Procurement:* Leading, developing and executing global purchasing strategies* Manage an expanding business with an annual supply chain spend of over £15m* Critically evaluating all areas of the supply chain* Reducing internal inspection costs by ensuring right first time vendor delivery performance* Leading and mentoring the purchasing team and providing a dedicated focus on the professional development of individual team members.* Leading on negotiations with key suppliers* Sourcing of new suppliers particularly in low-cost countries and emerging technology sectors.* Building long term business relationships and partnering with reliable vendors and suppliers* Assessing, managing and mitigating risk.Desirable Technical Skills required from the Head of Procurement:* Proven working experience as a Purchasing Manager / Senior Buyer* Client facing experience* Experience of leading and delivering purchasing strategies* Experience of sourcing and vendor management* Experience of vendor management software, with the ability to collate and analyse supply chain data help within an ERP system.* The ability to create, analyse and deliver against KPI’s for the team.* Experience of creating and negotiating complex framework agreements and contracts.Desirable Qualifications and Experience of the Head of Procurement:* Qualified to Degree level in a relevant business discipline* A Full member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS)* The ability to make important decisions and cope with the pressure of demanding targets and tight deadlines.* Strong IT and analytical skills.* Thorough understanding of the use of supply chain quality improvement techniques.Fantastic Opportunity to be part of a large well established modern Engineering Manufacturing business. Please call Matthew Lorryman on (phone number removed) for further information on this Head of Procurement position
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