Digital Procurement Operations Lead | FTSE Transformation | London / Sussex

A FTSE 100 financial business with a leading-edge Procurement transformation strategy is recruiting a Digital Procurement Operations Lead to own and drive digital adoption and strategic change across the Procurement enterprise.

A linchpin in revolutionary Procurement transformation strategy, the Digital Procurement Operations Lead will operate as a change agent and thought leader, identifying the continuous opportunity to develop and improve digital tools and adoption. 

As Digital Procurement Operations Lead you will:

  • Create a clear and innovative digital pathway/strategy and work with the Procurement and SRM leads to drive positive digital change and grow adoption of tools
  • Ensure current tools remain operational and fit for purpose to ensure group Procurement can continue to operate and remain fully functional
  • Provide reporting and MI functionality, material and regular reporting (spend, monthly reports, board reports) to the team as required to support monthly reporting as well as wider reports and ad-hoc strategic project reporting
  • Own the SRM and partner engagement activities with new technology to ensure ongoing operational stability. Ensure maximum benefits from the tools and engage at a strategic level regarding innovation and piloting of new technologies and modules
  • Maintain market knowledge and awareness and network with wider industry thought leaders, supplier and stakeholders and bring this digital value back into the digital Procurement pathway, vision and strategy. Work with the CPO and the wider team to enhance existing and develop new proactive activities, policies and handbooks to materially drive forward benefit to the way they digitally manage and engage with suppliers as well as drive internal and external compliance
  • Drive forward automation of P2P processes, enhancing reporting and looking for synergy with digital tools

Skills and experience required:

  • Strong digital skills and awareness of Procurement/SRM or similar business type processes
  • Change management experience and skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Procurement tools such as GEP Smart and Oracle or similar
  • Experience of project management/change methodology
  • Digital experience

Benefits of the Digital Procurement Operations Lead role include:

  • £70-85,000 basic salary
  • Car allowance 12% of base salary
  • Up to 55% bonus
  • Life assurance (4x annual basic salary)
  • Private medical insurance
  • 10% pension
  • 30 days’ annual leave
  • Save-as-you-earn share plan
  • Group income protection

To discuss the Digital Procurement Operations Lead role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call 07785 622 635 | 01962 869 838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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