Head of Procurement


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Role: Head of Procurement

Benefits: Up to £80,000 + benefits

Location: Staffordshire (Hybrid)

Job Type: Full-time

Job Overview:

The Head of Procurement will lead the procurement function, ensuring efficient and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services necessary for the company’s operations. This role involves developing procurement strategies, managing supplier relationships, and ensuring compliance with company policies and industry regulations. You will be required to build a procurement function from the ground up so a very hands on individual will be required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive procurement strategies aligned with the company’s goals and objectives.
  • Analyse market trends to identify opportunities for cost savings and quality improvements.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and conditions with suppliers to secure advantageous terms.
  • Build out a successful procurement team from the ground up
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the procurement team to enhance their skills and performance.
  • Foster a collaborative and high-performance culture within the procurement department.
  • Continuously improve procurement processes and systems to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Develop and manage the procurement budget.
  • Monitor and report on procurement costs and savings.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with the procurement process.
  • Ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and internal policies
  • Work closely with other departments to understand their procurement needs and provide effective solutions.
  • Communicate procurement strategies and policies to stakeholders across the organisation.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Professional certification in procurement (e.g., CIPS, CPM, CSCP) is an advantage.
  • Ideally a minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proven experience in strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management.
  • Familiarity with procurement software and tools.
  • Exceptional leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.


  • Strategic Thinking
  • Decision Making
  • Leadership and Influence
  • Negotiation
  • Financial Acumen
  • Relationship Management
  • Change Management

Job Information

Job Reference: PR/007513_1718786337
Salary From: £75000
Salary To: £80000
Job Industries: IT
Job Locations: Staffordshire
Job Types: Permanent

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