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Head of Procurement

Ref code: SRK99099160
£55k - 64k per year
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
Hybrid Working

SF Recruitment are working with an organisation based across Cheltenham and Gloucester who are looking for a Head of Procurement to join the team.
This is a newly created role and will involve the candidate building strong robust processes and a recruiting a team

As part of the transformation journey, we have taken time to review and redesign our leadership team to ensure we have a simple, streamlined and consistent approach that keeps people at the heart of everything we do.
The role sits within the finance function which is responsible for driving the commercial, finance, governance, transformation and project management activities. With the new model of a centralised procurement, the Head of Commercial and Procurement will be responsible for commercial and procurement activities across the organisation, ensuring best practice is adopted, resulting in high standards of performance, cost effectiveness, and resource efficiency. The post has leadership responsibility for procurement and, contract management and the institution's procurement and commercial strategies.

About the role
This role will form a pivotal part of the leadership team, having the opportunity to develop and influence a wide focus in taking a more commercial approach across all of its activities. It's a great opportunity for a capable individual to support and lead in the delivery of a multi-million pipeline of procurements, creating specific sourcing strategies, category plans with the key aim to deliver value for money for our organisation.

The person will foster building relationships with senior contract business owners across the organisation to ensure joined up commercial management. It will work in partnerships to secure design of services and value for money, with responsibility for a diverse portfolio of categories, utilising procurement frameworks to achieve the most cost-efficient solution. To succeed in this role, the job holder will effectively collaborate with colleagues supporting large scale tender submissions ensuring commercial integrity and compliance.

This opportunity couldn't arrive at a more exciting time, as well as developing a university commercial strategy and delivering measurable commercial value, the role will create a new procurement team to cover a newly designed central approach to the procurement activities. This team will develop common approach to market through agreed commodity procurement strategies and tailored annual commodity plans and develop market engagement tools and strategies to ensure markets are understood prior to commencing procurement.

The organisation offers a broad range of services under contract, from research to learning provision on a global basis, as well as providing services that are grant funded, both from UK and international sources. This post will have the responsibility for assuring the quality and business efficacy of any contracts that the organisation enters into as a provider of services.

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