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Group Head of Procurement

Salary: £80000 per annum

Location: London

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 07/11/2018

Job Ref: 123103760

Group Head of Procurement


Up to £80,000 + Bonus + Car

Are you a hard negotiator who is looking to make an impact on an organisation?

If so, Procurement People are looking for a strong procurement professional who is willing to roll their sleeves up to get the job done. As the Group Head of Procurement, you will deal with suppliers at a group level and work on rationalising and consolidating the supply of chemicals and solvents and at the same time drive down costs.

You will be responsible for:

• Personally deliver Group cost saving projects across subsidiary countries

• Control and delivery of Group/country level spend on materials, machine refurbishment/repair, transport, branches, capex.

• Delivering year on year cost reduction through renegotiation of supply contracts.

• Active management of the Group's cross-border suppliers including, where appropriate, consolidation or multi-sourcing, ensuring value for money and supplier performance is delivered.

• Liaising with subsidiary company procurement managers on planning and delivery of local country initiatives and cost control.

• Management of machine capex approvals, ordering and delivery.

• Coordination of machine refurbishment and machine availability across the group.

• Monthly reporting of costs and results of cost control initiatives.

You will have:

• Proven track record in B2B procurement for at least one large company

• Proven track record in control of costs and supplier management

• Experience in chemicals and solvents industry desirable

• Ability to manage multiple stakeholders, particularly in relation to cross-border spend

• Ability to see the big picture but also be in the detail of the company's spend

• Strong negotiating skills

• Strong numeracy

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

• A strong character, able to have difficult conversations with suppliers

• Gravitas is crucial!

As the Group Head of Procurement, you will be actively managing suppliers in the chemicals, solvents and machinery industry and sourcing alternative suppliers through time is also a requirement. You will have global experience, and will be the face of the UK business group wide.

In return, you will receive a salary of up to £80,000, a car allowance and a bonus scheme in place based on company and personal performance

If you feel you fit the above criteria, please apply today, or contact Kirsty at Procurement People.


Kirsty McEwen


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