Head Of Procurement

Hiring By - Biostaffic


United Kingdom

Job Highlights

Not Disclosed

Mid-Senior level

Posted 4 months ago
Job details

The Head of Procurement is a new role introduced to the SMT, to support the growth aspiration of the business and Group strategy.

Working in exclusive partnership with a leading FMCG supplier of raw material ingredients. This is a greenfield role for a newly established function, reporting to the Managing Director and with oversight of a growing spend, currently at sat at c.£10 million.

You will work directly with the group, functional, and business unit leadership teams to address a complex and well-dispersed spend portfolio covering various raw material ingredient categories & related services.

The Head of Procurement will create a vision for the service, crafting and implementing the strategy. Introducing Policy, Systems, Continuity of Supply, Mitigating Risks ensuring financial and supplier assurance throughout. Engagement with all stakeholders will be key to create significant value and enhance overall performance.

Aligning the road map and strategy, it’s critical to implement governance, policy, and compliance systems that will ensuring ESG when progressing to end-to-end strategic sourcing activities, category strategy development, execution and SRM.

Please note international travel is an essential part to role, as you’ll be working with existing and new suppliers. Brokering robust commercial agreements that meet the ever-growing demand of sustainable, traceable and risk averse supply chains.

The key responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Design, implement and own a Procurement Service
  • Align the procurement strategy to the business target operating model.
  • Partner with the senior leadership teams to develop and embed strong working procurement practices, processes and procedures whilst working proactively to anticipate and meet demand in several areas of the business.
  • Deliver sustainable bottom-line growth and contribution to Group cash targets via risk-managed sourcing of raw materials, packaging and services at lowest acquisition cost
  • Be accountable for the documentation and roll-out of procurement policies in consultation with other stakeholders.
  • Provide strategic & commercial direction.
  • Provide leadership of strongly collaborative and long-term strategic vendor relationships aimed at assurance of supply and delivery of sustainable cost savings.
  • Provide regular information, data, and expert opinion to direct the European commercial teams in their pricing and contracting decisions.
  • Anticipate the impact of external factors on supply chains and mitigate risk.
  • Lead negotiation of high value contracts.

Your Experience:

  • Significant experience in procurement working with a matrix structured procurement operation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to influence and effectively work and lead cross-functional, international teams and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing projects and new processes within a complex organisation
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills
  • Have passion, enthusiasm, optimistic working attitude, good team spirit, and be self-motivated
  • This role would suit a Procurement Professional who has experience with strategy commodity management with NPD from FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Chemicals, Scientific and related raw material commodity Manufacturing

What's on Offer:

• £70,000 - £80,000 salary

• Bonus

• Car Allowance

• Pension

• Holiday

• Pontefract, West Yorkshire (Head of Procurement)

International Travel required.

Elevation Procurement & Supply Chain are a division of the Elevation Recruitment Group, specialising in senior purchasing, sourcing, supply chain roles in Yorkshire and surrounding regions. If you match the specified criteria and are interested in discussing the position in more detail, we would be interested in hearing from you.

Benefits Offered?

  • No

Bonus Offered?

  • No

Travel Required?

  • No


  • United Kingdom


  • Mid-Senior level

Global Experience Needed?

  • No

Specialized Experience Needed?

  • No

Apply before:

  • Apr 15, 2024
Company Overview
Elevation Recruitment Group
Elevation Recruitment Group

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Elevation Recruitment Group specialise in key areas, Accountancy and Finance, Engineering and Manufacturing, Human Resources, Sales, Marketing, Procurement and Supply Chain and Business Support, across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and the East Midlands. We also have an Executive Search arm to our business, Parkinson Lee, which has national coverage. Each of our brands are led by an industry professional who has worked across the local region for a minimum of 9 years, and has built a credible reputation as a true sector specialist. We’ve built our business on an open and honest approach to recruitment. Our clients trust us to understand their role and deliver accurate shortlists, and our candidates believe that we’ll find them the right next step in their career. It’s our aim to build long-standing relationships as trusted recruitment partners. And we’re a growing team! So we’re always interested to hear from experienced recruiters or those considering a career in recruitment. We have many exciting opportunities at all levels, from Trainee Consultant to Senior Director, with excellent employee benefits. Let us show you why we’re different, contact us and speak to one of our recruitment specialists, 01709 723 248 or email us at findtalent@elevationrecruitment.com
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