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Head of Procurement

Head of Procurement

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Marine People

We’re searching for a dynamic Head of Procurement to develop our client’s procurement processes. In this role, you’ll lead a high-performing procurement team, develop innovative sourcing strategies, and contribute directly to the company’s success as part of the Senior Management Team.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Develop a high value-added supply chain strategy that is applicable to the company business model that shares commercial risk with key project suppliers
  • Negotiate and contract with Suppliers and Service Providers
  • Source, check and approve new Suppliers
  • Recruit, develop and manage the Procurement Team
  • Ensure that the Supply Chain delivers on time to support all Projects and Support Services Sales
  • Work with Project Management Team and Engineering Team to resolve Supply Chain issues
  • Manage project materials spend budgets
  • Provide professional advice to the Senior Management Team on Supply Chain and commercial purchasing issues
  • Monitor and report on Supply Chain performance
  • Identify supply chain issues, find solutions and put them into action
  • Provide procurement input to Business Process improvement projects

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Expert in Engineering Supply Chain Management
  • Strong Leader
  • Experienced in Large Defence Project Procurement or similar
  • Experience with letter of credits and payment guarantees
  • Driven by On Time Delivery
  • Experience of developing supplier contracts with delivery performance clauses
  • Ability to generate a positive team ethos


*All applicants must be eligible to live/work in the UK.

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