Head of Procurement

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Energy Sector

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  • Salary:

    £70000.00 - £78000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Jamie Grove

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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As Head of Procurement the role holder will lead a team of 10 FTE, who support a range of contracts and partnerships worth more than £400m per annum. They will deliver procurement and commercial expertise across all service lines driving a tangible link to profit improvement with a strong focus on optimise best business practice, fiscal performance, risk management and compliance. They are responsible for deployment of best business practice and category management strategies within your division that align to Procurement Strategy the broader Business Strategy. A very collaborative approach and close working relationships with other procurement leaders, including category across the UKBU and wider procurement group is essential. The role holder will manage stakeholder relationships, including those with client representatives operational and other colleagues across the wider business
Senior level dialogue and communication skills are essential in fulfilling this role.


Responsible for delivering challenging budgetary targets.
Identifying, monitoring and reporting on spend across a matrix of contracts.
Supporting the management and mitigation of spend at all levels (operational, financial, commercial, technical, etc).
Strong contractual knowledge and understanding of commercial levers across the portfolio
Management of variation/change and supplier contract capture and specifications.
Establish a baseline of current contracts and materials across division
Determine clear timelines, terms and specification templates for all key services lines
Establish and deploy effective strategies ensuring competitive advantage is secured.
Responsible for delivery of Make or Buy strategy that creates value and efficiencies (margin improvement and savings) across the business.
Leading governance within the contracts to ensure that the requirements of the contract and the businesses own internal governance processes are being complied with.
Aiding the quality of service by ensuring awareness of contractual responsibilities among all other ENGIE colleagues (including contract deliverables, scope of services etc.).
Leading in the search for efficiencies and service optimisation within the supply chain
Enforcing commercial compliance (by audit and support against the companies Minimum Commercial Standards).
Supporting the management of cash under supplier terms and incentive schemes
Supporting the Finance Director in the satisfaction of contract and company objectives, by providing full reporting and transparency related to reports of spend, savings, compliance, and governance
Team leadership (10 FTE geographically based) and management to all procurement resources.
Realise savings as per annual fiscal plan and other value that supports the growth and profitability of the company
Taking the Procurement lead with clients and operations directly to identify and resolve variations from the contract deliverables.
Negotiating, on an equitable basis, internally and externally to ensure that the business is not exposed to risk.
Leading in all supplier dispute resolution activity in these contracts areas or having a thorough input into the dispute resolution activity.
Ensuring a contract review and governance framework is embedded in all supplier contracts.
Dealing reactively in mitigation key risk areas as they arise and providing support to Finance and Operations to resolve in a timely manner against the agreed procurement and savings plan
Deliver the procurement commitments to sustainability
Working within the operating environment to ensure the companies Code of Conduct is thoroughly understood, adhered to and promoted across the business to ensure safe, compliant and consistent working practices.

Previous Experience and Qualifications
Suitable procurement, commercial and or financial / accounting or QS experience within a similar industry sector
Educated to degree/ diploma level in either Procurement, Business, Law, Surveying, Accounting or equivalent
Understanding and practical application of base UK law applicable to Commercial / contracts.
Ideally a member or training to be member of a chartered institution.
Excellent communicator
Excellent financial acumen with an ability to analyse complex data and documentation with accuracy
Skilled negotiator with proven experience in a procurement / commercial environment
Sound understanding of risk analysis/management
PC Literate with knowledge of MS applications e.g. Word, Excel
Thorough knowledge and experience of Business Assurance systems.