Head of Procurement – Operations & Enablement

We’re delighted to be working with a highly valued and reputable non-profit organisation based in London, who are currently looking to appoint a Head of Procurement as part of the second phase of their procurement transformation project.

Procurement Heads are looking for a senior Procurement professional to join a busy function with core focus on Operations and Enablement. You’ll be responsible for leading the department’s timely and compliant delivery of Procurement Operations including:

  • Directing the efficient running of the Purchase to Pay (P2P) operations
  • Public authority tender administration
  • Effective end-user support through a virtual service desk
  • The development and delivery of recruitment and resourcing  

The post-holder will be accountable for:

  • Transforming all facets of purchasing operations, data and systems controls, management, operational and compliance reporting and the recruitment, resourcing and continuous people development of the team to deliver a high standard of end user support.
  • Developing and delivering an agile self-serve, enablement strategy for the organisations end users, driven by data and facilitated by purpose-built service management and financial tools (ERP and otherwise), and being the ultimate process owner for P2P systems and the ongoing architecture therein;
  • Oversight and delivery of the annual people strategy and enablement channels;
  • Improving access and availability to meaningful compliance, operational and management reports to facilitate fast and informed decision making across all levels of Stakeholders;
  • Partnering with leaders from across the organisation to better anticipate change through a procurement-managed project pipeline to aid the building of resilient sourcing plans in each Category area;
  • Reducing complexity, delay, and unnecessary touchpoints in the sourcing lifecycle to improve the organisations public tendering function thus enabling a swift, secure, and compliant end-to-end tender process for the category teams and wider internal  stakeholders;
  • Leading a dynamic and ambitious team of procurement professionals in the day-to-day delivery and continuous improvement of the enablement service;
  • The provision of expert advice to stakeholders on Procurement Operations metrics, warnings, and trends for areas of continuous improvement.

About you:

We’re looking for a commercial, systems focused procurement professional with experience of working across the Public Sector (housing, charity, local or central government or equivalent) with sound knowledge of Public Contract Regulations (2015).

You’ll need to enjoy and be confident in managing teams as part of this role, and be comfortable with rolling your sleeves up to support current and future projects working closely with other Heads of department and internal/external stakeholders. Experience of implementing full life cycle P2P is desired.

Benefits of working for our client include: 

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Extra ‘optional days’ depending on your normal working hours
  • Flexible working
  • Support with childcare which includes vouchers or an allowance
  • Graded contributory pension scheme
  •  Free season ticket loan for Travel
  • Counselling and Trauma Service (CTS)
  • Opportunity to access affordable accommodation
  • Hybrid working policy (2x days in the London office)

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