Head of Procurement

Procurement Heads are working with a commercial non-profit organisation based on the outskirts of London, to support on the senior appointment of a Head of Procurement.

We’re looking for an experienced procurement professional to support the day-to-day operations of the procurement department and act as the strategic procurement partner to the Exec board. This role will provide scope to manage and mentor a very capable team, who are all studying towards their CIPS qualification.

You will act as the central advisory expert utilising detailed knowledge of Public Contract Regulations (2015) and Procurement Reform changes. This will include working with central and regional stakeholders, leading the ten-year procurement strategy. Your role will be vital for championing procurement across the organisation, working closely with the Chief Executive, COO, Technical Managers and the Director of Product Innovation.

Your responsibilities as the Head of Procurement will include

  • Overseeing the day to day procurement programs 
  • Ensuring regulatory compliance
  • Leading on procurement activities from business case development to tender evaluation and mobilization 
  • Optimisation of pricing frameworks for submission and post-tender analysis
  • Management of the the external Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) platform
  • Supervision of staff (Procurement and Technical Officers)

In addition, the role will place great importance for ensuring that the right regulatory awareness and training is provided, and that appropriate supplier assessments and due diligence is carried out. Collaboration with regional teams will also be essential for the development of new processes and policies. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a hugely collaborative and supportive organisation, who pride themselves on improving lives and places through quality procurement solutions.

Suitable candidate criteria

  • Experience of working within public sector procurement (PCR2015)
  • Experience of managing teams (performance management, mentorship and training skills are essential) 
  • Ability to build strong stakeholder relationships (externally and internally)
  • Category management experience of working across facilities management or construction may be useful 
  • Knowledge of the local authority or housing sector would be advantageous but is not essential
  • MCIPS qualification is desired 

Benefits include

  • Annual Salary of £68,000 – £73,000 
  • Flexi working policy 
  • A competitive pension of 8% employee, 20% employer contribution
  • A generous 34 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • 35 hour contractual working week 
  • Hybrid working (2x days on site)

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