Head of Procurement

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23 Aug 2019
20 Sep 2019
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Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Procurement 

Position: Head of Procurement 
Location: Dawson Lane, Bradford, BD4 6HN 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Salary: £Competitive 

About the role: 

Operating across functional and geographic boundaries, this role reports directly to the Supply Chain Director, and forms part of the Supply Chain senior leadership team. The Head of Procurement is accountable for sourcing all goods and services for Hallmark UK, collaborating with all functions to deliver the overall business strategy. Working closely with procurement and code teams from Hallmark Corporate, International and Asia, the Head of Procurement will define the future sourcing strategy for the company and assist in defining and delivering our strategic business plan. 


- Direct and Indirect Procurement. 
- Hard and soft services. 
- Leading our Facilities Team, Procurement and Buying Team. 

About you: 

Continually assessing any environmental and technological changes that may affect the business, and constantly looking for new ways of working to enhance processes and reduce operating costs, the Head of Procurement must be agile, demonstrate good product and market knowledge and have excellent communication skills to influence the business and its stakeholders. 

The Head of Procurement is accountable for the cost, quality and delivery performance of Hallmark’s global suppliers and recognises the impact any deviation in their performance will have on the business and its customers. They have the ability to resolve complex problems of varying magnitude, at minimum cost and disruption to the business and its customer’s. By providing effective leadership, the Head of Procurement ensures the supply base is able to meet the strategic goals of Hallmark UK.

Managing diverse teams, we’re looking for an inspirational leader committed to developing others and deliver through people. To be successful in this role you’ll need to demonstrate: 

- Your educated to degree level in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience. 
- Extensive procurement and sourcing experience, within an FMCG business, ideally through complex matrixes. 
- Experience of sourcing and working with far east suppliers. 
- Experience of operating at a senior management level, managing diverse teams. 
- Experience of working within a global organization and peer group, would be a distinct advantage. 
- You are CIPS qualified. 
- Are a highly capable and inspirational leader with wide experience and an active member of a senior leadership team, contributing to the wider business strategy. 
- Experience developing competitive and break through strategies. 
- Capability to devise and communicate future strategy to varying audiences. 
- Your exceptional negotiation and relationship management skills. 
- Natural collaborative behavior, balancing commercial imperatives with the needs of customers and brand integrity. 

Based at our Dawson Lane site in Bradford, close to key motorway links you’ll be able to take advantage of: 

- Competitive salary. 
- Annual Bonus Scheme. 
- Car Allowance. 
- Private Health Care. 
- Flexible working opportunities. 
- Free onsite parking. 
- 26 days holiday plus bank holidays. 
- A variety of other cultural and lifestyle benefits, aimed at promoting a positive work / life balance. 

You may have experience of the following: Procurement Manager, Procurement Administrator, Head of Procurement, Category Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Buyer, Assistant Buyer, Junior buyer, Purchasing Manager, Buying Assistant, Procurement Executive, Purchasing Assistant, Purchasing Executive, Procurement Assistant, etc. 

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