Procurement Lead

NFP People
£44000 - £44000 Per Annum
16 May 2019
30 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

As a result of our client’s expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Procurement Category Lead to join them.


Position: Procurement Category Lead

Location: Based in Sidmouth, Devon – “an area of outstanding natural beauty”

Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 08.30 – 16.30

Salary: £44,000 per annum

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: Generous annual leave, pension scheme, Healthshield plan, confidential counselling service, subsidised restaurant, free parking, enhanced maternity/paternity benefits, Life Assurance Scheme, 31 day’s holiday per year, inclusive of the 8 statutory public holidays. This increases by one day each year until a maximum of 34 days is reached.


Closing Date: 12.30pm on Thursday 30thMay 2019


The Role

As Procurement Category Lead you will:

  • Support the Head of Procurement on the development, implementation and delivery of Procurement Strategy and associated Procurement Policy
  • Offer guidance and support to key internal stakeholders through adopting a category management methodology that ensures best value for money and procedural and contractual compliance
  • Work collaboratively with external stakeholders to maximise the value of our relationships


About you

As Procurement Category Lead you will:

  • Be able to demonstrate a high level of collaborative and negotiation skills
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Be able to determine the strategic direction for your category
  • Develop and identify future commercial opportunities
  • Build a detailed understanding of your supply chains and maximise value to the organisation through detailed spend analysis.
  • Be able to build strong relationships
  • Have good leadership skills
  • Hold, or be working towards, the achievement of full membership of CIPS


In return…

You can be part of an evolving program of change taking place within a leading charity working in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With amazing benefits and opportunities to develop you career, you can really make a difference in a fulfilling and rewarding role.


About the Organisation

Our client is one of the UK’s largest international animal welfare charities, currently supporting projects in over 35 countries worldwide. They are working for a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering and their contribution to humanity is fully valued.

“The Sanctuary is a positive place to work with friendly staff and a wonderful charity. With amazing work throughout the world, once you join you never want to leave!”

Our client is a Disability Confident Employer. They are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable people (children and adults) and expects all staff and volunteers to undertake this commitment. Applicants will be subject to safer recruitment processes, including an application for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where required for the post.

You may also be interested in this role if you have worked in areas such as procurement, buying, buyer, category lead, category manager, buying.

The role is being advertised by Not for Profit People.

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