Head of Procurement (Sourcing)

  • Location

    Reading, Berkshire

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £80000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A great opportunity for a dynamic Procurement professional to join a leading organisation as Head of Procurement, to be responsible for Sourcing across the UK & IRE.


Key Responsibilities of the Head of Procurement (Sourcing);

Build a high performing team.

Ensure effective management of total spend.

Drive excellence in cost, supplier efficiency and quality in line with the profitability targets of the company.

Ensure compliance with all laws and ISO certification requirements.

Drive safety and security requirements.

Develop and execute Full Potential Savings Initiatives.

Support the business by representing all sourcing categories.

Drive company strategic sourcing process

Ensure alignment and collaboration with business stakeholders.


Personal Specification of the Head of Procurement (Sourcing);

Degree qualified within a relevant discipline.

Professional qualifications e.g. MCIPS.

Proven Procurement & Strategic Sourcing experience.

Experience within a fast-moving and dynamic Industry sector.

Experience of working within a large and complex organisation.

Strong Leadership skills.

Strong Communication & Negotiation skills.

Ability to work using own initiative and to prioritise effectively.

Ambitious and Self-Motivated.

Flexibility to travel as required.


This role would suit a candidate with experience in the following positions; Sourcing Manager, Purchasing Manager, Supplier Manager, Procurement Manager, Head of Sourcing, Head of Purchasing, Procurement Director or Head of Procurement.