Head of Strategic Sourcing

7607/CL/PERM
Up to £80k plus benefits

Langley Search & Interim is working with a client in South Wales who seeks a Head of Strategic Sourcing to lead their Procurement Team.  Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain you will have experience of building and managing Supply Chains in a growing and diversifying business.

Ideally you will have the following:

  • Have led, coached and developed teams in the Category Management process
  • Have a broad knowledge of direct and indirect supply bases
  • Be an experienced practitioner who is able to maximise benefits and deliver total value for money benefits
  • Be skilled in SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) and be able to demonstrate delivery of continuous improvement through relationship management and contract development  with suppliers
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills - a good communicator who can get other functions & stakeholders 'on board' and bring about effective change. Able to establish credibility and build strong relationships with all levels in the organisation.  
  • A natural team player – not interested in the glory! Able to lead and direct cross functional improvement groups
  • Able to problem solve from the tactical to the strategic through a pragmatic and commercially sound approach
  • Demonstrable evidence of taking accountability for delivery – good project management skills
  • Substantial knowledge of and experience of working with Public Contract Regulations
  • Excellent negotiation skills and a legal understanding of contract law
  • Graduate calibre & fully CIPS qualified, MBA would be advantageous

In return for your skills & experience a package of up to £80k is offered plus benefits. For further information please email your CV and current/last package to: Christina.Langley@langleysearch.com quoting 7607/PERM/CL

Langley Search & Interim supplies candidates for Director of Procurement, Head of Strategic Sourcing, Procurement Director, VP Procurement, SVP Procurement, Head of Category Management roles in Wales, the UK and internationally.Langley Search & Interim supplies a unique blend of interim and permanent recruitment solutions for jobs in procurement and the supply chain across the UK, Europe and internationally. We work with blue chips, privately owned businesses, the public sector and start-ups across the Consumer, Industrial, Public Sector, Technology and Professional Services Sectors. As the leading niche recruitment partner in procurement and supply chain jobs, Langley Search & Interim also provides valued career advice and support to candidates.

Key skills and areas: Procurement, Purchasing, SRM, Supplier Relationship Management, Sourcing, Category Management

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