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  • Job Reference:963553CR_1590681458

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: Transport

  • Contact Name: Christian Rowles

  • Job Location: London

  • Job Title: Head of Procurement (Transport Industry)

  • Job Salary: £65000 - £70000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

This is an amazing opportunity for a highly ambitious, procurement leader to join this reputable organisation as a Head of Procurement to develop, manage and improve the function.

You will be reporting directly into the Group Finance Director from a group perspective to bring some energy, news ideas and experience to improve the current process, policies and general performance of the team. This really is a great opportunity for someone is eager to continuously take on more and more, with a future opportunity to work on some projects outside the franchise and have exposure to projects group-wide.

Role and responsibilities:

* Lead, coach and develop the current team to get the best out of them
* Maintain, develop and improve the current performance by re-evaluating process and policy
* Review the current supplier base to understand where the business is spending unnecessarily
* Implement a forward thinking category management structure to achieve more pro-active goals
* Create more savings delivery by defining or improving the supplier relationship management process
* Work closely with the Finance Director to provide clear objective and savings plans
* Support and advise key internal stakeholders, across all levels to ensure business areas receive best service, commercially

Experience and requirements:

* Proven procurement experience, ideally within Automotive, Rail or Aerospace industry
* Generalist indirect category experience, but Construction and Engineering is an added benefit
* Experience working at a senior level within procurement and managing a team
* Be able to show previous examples of improving a function, processes or policies
* Able to negotiate with and manage senior-level stakeholders, up to board level
* Demonstrable in where you have implemented leading, cutting edge procurement policies in previous roles
* MCIPS preferable

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