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Deputy Head of Procurement

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Operational

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Juliana Kuz

  • Contact email:

    Juliana.Kuz@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-012022-158614_1641921813

  • Published:

    8 Tage her

  • Expiry date:

    2022-02-10

Head of Procurement - Designate

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure compliance with the procurement, legal and
  • finance process.
  • Reviewing and improving existing policies and procedures of the procurement function
  • Take ownership of procurement policy and guidelines
  • Engage with corporate stakeholders to influence critical supplier relationships to maximise
  • commercial leverage
  • Maintain the procurement function ensuring delivery to SLA, ensuring continued "buy-in" to
  • the procurement function by the business
  • Collaborate closely with the Clients procurement team in the USA to identify global
  • procurement opportunities
  • Develop team expertise within the relevant categories
  • Enable the business to improve decision making through the provision and interpretation of
  • accurate, timely and relevant management information
  • Lead the process for engagement with external service providers
  • Deliver best in class negotiation techniques to maximise financial benefits return for the
  • budget holders
  • Work very closely with the legal team ensuring contracts drive supplier engagement,
  • contain appropriate deliverables and measures of success
  • Drive the procurement activity with the ESG programme and ensuring supplier buy- in to the
  • Clients Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Seek out cost reduction opportunities within the external expense budgets
  • Work closely with finance team assisting with budget forecasting
  • Hold regular meetings with major supplier account managers

Qualification/Experience

  • Ten years procurement experience covering a wide range of categories
  • Proven ability to negotiate multi-million pound contracts
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders at board level
  • Proven expertise in the construct and the negotiation of commercial contracts
  • In-depth experience of various IT software license types
  • Have led the commercial elements in outsourcing of major functions
  • Proven experience of running major RFP's and producing scoring matrices
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Insurance Sector only
  • Preferably a Fellow or Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS)
  • Strong analytical skills

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