Head of Procurement Role London

ZAC Recruitment is Looking For a Head of Procurement

Our client, a market leader in the External Façade industry, is looking to recruit an experienced Head of Procurement to work in their London Head Office. ZAC works as a niche recruiter for the building envelope sector of the construction industry. Over the years we’ve developed a reputation or being able to create the perfect match between our long-standing clients, and our highly skilled candidates. We’re able to do this because we care about, and respect, both parties equally.

The Head of Procurement Role

We are looking for a manager with experience of both creating procurement strategies and exercising leadership skills in ensuring they are adhered to. You will be confident in your ability to make demonstrable savings across the business, and keep the procurement team focused sharply on cost, quality and safety. You will proactively identify commercial opportunities, and develop an effective and efficient supplier base.

“The partnership with ZAC Recruitment has provided us with access to resourcing expertise and experience that has allowed our business to develop its ability to meet recruitment objectives. I find Zoe at ZAC Recruitment to be very engaging, dependable and high in integrity. She’s identified several people for our company successfully both short and long term.”


What is the Head of Procurement Responsible For?

Our client is looking for someone to fill this senior role, who understands the imperative of ensuring that orders are delivered to clients on time. This is dependent upon the efficient flow of materials, and the effective management of resource to the best commercial advantage. The Head of Procurement will undertake management reporting at Board level, and carry out the decision of the Board at departmental level.

The Skills Requirements for Head of Procurement

This full time, permanent position requires a thorough commercial understanding, and the ability to plan and forecast demand. You will have a clear understanding of the role of a manager, and be able to work effectively with employees reporting to you. Strong interpersonal skills are key to the development of the supplier base. Underpinning all you do will be an keen awareness of market intelligence and pricing.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a candidate who has qualifications at A-Level and from the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS). You will have significant experience in the construction industry, preferably in the building envelope sector, and will have worked in a managerial post with a responsibility for reporting to the Board. Knowledge of the procurement of material and plant is key, as is the ability to read technical drawings.

ZAC has been asked to recruit an individual who is distinguished by the following qualities:

  • The ability to negotiate skilfully.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Advanced computer literacy
  • Clear and articulate communication
  • Lateral and strategic thinker
  • Proactive, professional initiative
  • Cool headed and effective when under pressure

The individual should also have knowledge of Letters of Credit,  basic Contract Law, export documentation and current data privacy regulations (GDPR).

ZAC – Recruitment With a Difference

At ZAC we believe that recruiting the very best candidates starts with a detailed, candid conversation. We recruit to permanent, full time roles, so we’re looking to make matches that will turn into long-term professional relationships. To do that effectively we need to know where you are in your career, what challenges you’re looking for, and how you want your career to progress over the next 10 years.

If you feel ready to take on the role of Head of Procurement for a market leader in the External Façade sector, we’d love to hear from you. Call us on 07833 500918 today!