Head Of Procurement, Salford

Last update 2024-06-21
Expires 2024-07-21
ID #2081569258
Head Of Procurement, Salford
United Kingdom, Great Manchester, Salford,
Modified March 21, 2024


The Role
The Head of Procurement will set the strategic direction for a team of category managers whilst leading, developing and motivating them to deliver best in class strategic sourcing across a diverse spend portfolio. The role holder will work closely with the Procurement Director to deliver integrated value solutions by working across business units to create synergies of spend. The successful candidate will be able to clearly demonstrate the ability to think strategically, drive for results, build relationships, show awareness of market knowledge & data analysis, and be able to lead senior negotiations while ensuring that effective engagement with senior stakeholders is maintained.
In addition, the role holder will be an expert in all areas of Procurement, be able to coach and mentor a senior team effectively, whilst being a role models for the Talk Talk values – We Care, We Challenge, We Commit

The Team
The Talk Talk Procurement team is an exciting and fast paced central function managing third party spend across all Business Units. We are a small, dynamic, busy team, split by key categories of indirect and direct spend and we often find the biggest opportunities by working together. We work collaboratively with our stakeholders to really focus on the priorities where we add the most value, sometimes to meet short term needs but mostly to deliver on an overall strategy to meet business goals.

Role Expectations
Strategically aware – Has a developed knowledge of factors and influences that affect sourcing and can apply to complex situations
Driving for Results – Has the ability to create a clear procurement pipeline and drive its execution to deliver annualised savings targets for the Talk Talk group
Stakeholder Engagement – Has a proven track record in building relationships with stakeholders at all levels, and use a network of relationships to influence and solve problems
Market Knowledge & Data Analysis – Has strong knowledge of relevant supply markets, and the ability to interpret simple and complex data into a succinct meaningful overview
Commercial acumen – Able to drive, lead and execute on complex negotiations, often by applying a different lens to meet the business needs
Leadership – Coaching and line management responsibility for Category Managers and is an exemplar of the company values, We Care, We Challenge, We Commit
Mentoring – Approachable and creates an environment in which team members feel valued and have a sense of progression and appropriate career challenge.

As a recognised Top 50 Inclusive Employer in the UK, we know that diversity means success and innovation. We want our workplace to reflect the communities and customer we serve. Being inclusive is part of our DNA; we are all 100% human, and we create a culture where you can truly be yourself.
We’re also not your usual 9-5. We are a dynamic workplace and we want to talk to you about how you like to work.

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Head of procurement

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