Head of Procurement

Contract Type - Permanent
39 hours per week

Employment Type - Full Time

Our Support Office a modern office located close to Old Street and Barbican in central London. This friendly open plan office houses several of the key support functions including Sales, Human Resources, Marketing and Central Revenue. Conveniently located with great transport links the office is the London base for the back office functions of Guoman and Thistle.

The Role

  • To own, manage and drive a measurable improvement in the group’s procurement strategy and initiatives
  • Build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs, and supplier relationship and risk management
  • Identify, initiate and lead comprehensive business improvement and cost reduction strategies and initiatives by utilising all levers such as pricing, leveraging spend, demand management, compliance management, standardisation, and design, in collaboration with the business and relevant support areas
  • Building a high-performance team to deliver that strategy, reinforcing the practices across the business, with all team members being seen as a trusted business advisor for respective category areas

What we look for

  • Full CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) qualified preferred but not mandatory and educated to degree standard or equivalent
  • Due to the seniority of the role attention to detail is critical as is a strong understanding of process and governance including design and implementation of such processes
  • Must be proactive and a self-starter
  • Can demonstrate a high degree of innovation and creativity
  • Demonstrates the desire to raise the bar and work outside of their comfort zone
  • Must have good technical appreciation of the range of purchasing categories
  • Strong stakeholder who builds confidences and negotiates with all senior stakeholders
  • Strong influencer who demonstrates the ability to employ lateral thinking for problem solving in order to gain win-win outcomes whilst maintaining the integrity of the business
  • Strong Project Management skills
  • IT proficient – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communicator who can bring people on the journey with them demonstrating the benefits to the business in everything they do
  • Strong team management and leadership skills
  • Demonstrates ability to develop positive relationships with others (internal & external)
  • Can design plans, options and deliver whilst working at times in ambiguity
  • Strong change management skills
  • Advocate of impeccable honesty and ethics
  • Demonstrate and has experience to risk management best practise

What's in it for you?

  • Great development opportunities
  • Discounted rates on hotel rooms, food and drink across the glh group
  • Interest free season ticket loans (conditions apply)
  • Access to a 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Pension and Healthcare Schemes
  • Generous recommend a friend scheme
  • Apprenticeship (from Level 2 to Level 5)
  • Access to discounts and cashback through a huge range of retailers and service providers via our online benefits portal
  • Great Recognition program
  • ...and many more!