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  • Job reference: RMS0220812

Group Head of Procurement

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/12/2019
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (04/02/20)
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The Role:
As Group Head of Procurement you will be responsible for managing our evolving Procurement function, you will lead the way in business partnering across the group, harnessing the data and analytical benefits from our recently implemented SAP Ariba system, and whilst being agile, deliver operational efficiencies and ensure legal compliance.

This role will include the following responsibilities:

*Through business partnering, develop procurements role in delivering the groups objectives. Creating a suite of reports and KPI's demonstrating delivery
*Implement best practice category management, capturing other sources of value, whilst identifying new opportunities form the use of data and analytics
*Unlock new sources of value and operational efficiency through strong supplier management and collaborative relationships
*Harmonise processes across the group to improve the user journey, adopting technology to eliminate manual processes, and develop the talent, capability and culture of the function and its users, through training.
*Develop and utilize digital tools to ensure governance and compliance across the group

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Applicants interested in this role should ideally possess the following skills
and experience:

*Proven experience within a senior Procurement position with strong leadership skills
*Detailed knowledge of EU and UK procurement legislation, supplier and contract management
*High level of programme management skills, with experience of on-going and complex projects would be advantageous
*Extensive expertise, having operation at strategic level with a strong track record of success in delivering financial savings
*Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques as well as a dexterity in 'reading' the market
*Experience of sourcing and contract management of corporate categories such as IT, HR, Operational Services etc.
*Experience of negotiating significant capital projects
*Qualified Purchasing Professional (MCIPS)

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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