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Head of Procurement

£60000 - £70000 + Car + Excellent Benefits

Job Description

Head of Procurement


"Excellent opportunity for procurement professional with track record in stakeholder engagement and transformational change".


£65-70000 Car/Allowance Excellent Benefits Package


Cambridgeshire (Hybrid/Remote with National Remit).



Are you an experienced procurement professional looking for a challenging role?


Our client, a major supplier of agricultural products and equipment, is currently recruiting for a Head of Procurement to join their team based in, Cambridgeshire. This is a newly created role, and you will be ably supported by an experienced Buyer. The successful candidate will create a unified procurement strategy and system across the entire business, for indirect spend/GNFR, consisting of multiple sites in the UK.


In recent years, the company has purchased several other businesses around the UK, each with its own localised procurement function. As you can imagine, it isn't an efficient system with fluctuations in price, quality, and delivery at each site.


So, this role has been created to build a centralised procurement system from the ground up. As each site was previously a stand-alone business, they all have historical, ingrained systems, so your key challenge will be to transition them all to a central system with new procedures. As such, your change-management and negotiation skills will be heavily used.


A large part of your success will be in building relationships with each site manager, understanding their preferred suppliers, and delivering detailed training, coaching, and mentoring on your new system.


Our client expects you will be degree and qualified in a relevant discipline and have substantial experience in leading a procurement function in a multi-site, matrix environment. CIPS ideally to level 6 or equivalent would be advantageous. Experience with SAP will also be a huge plus.


Although this is a UK-wide role, you should live within commuting distance of Huntingdon as you will be expected to visit the head office periodically.


So, if you are up for the challenge and believe you possess the necessary skills and experience to excel in this role, we would love to hear from you!