Whatever sector a company operates in - from manufacturing to IT, defence to education or medical to petrochemicals - having the right equipment, goods and services is essential for successful business dealings.
The position of Head of Procurement will vary from employer to employer, but in most situations, the role will entail planning and implementing procedures for ensuring every acquisition is the right one for the business in terms of price, quality and delivery schedule.
Depending on the type of work a company does, this could mean ordering items like raw materials, spare parts, packaging or components. It could also involve sourcing contractors to carry out specialist services.
Those applying for a role as Head of Procurement will need a good working knowledge of the various software packages and technologies generally required and an ability to use other computer programs - like Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent organisation skills and an ability to think analytically and strategically are both vital for success as a Head of Procurement
In most situations, you will need to have previous management experience and you should be comfortable with training team members, providing motivation and dealing with any problems that may arise.
Here at Cast UK, our team of specialist recruitment consultants have been carefully chosen for their knowledge of the procurement industry.
Having spent time working in the industry themselves, they have a strong understanding of what makes the right candidate-vacancy match and we work closely with applicants and clients to ensure that every placement we make is the best one possible.
What’s more, our network extends far and wide and we recruit roles throughout the UK & Ireland as well as in Europe.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Head of Procurement for your business or find you a job as a Head of Procurement then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
An administrative area that was created in 1965, Greater London is often described as the region within the M25. It comprises the City of London, as well as the 32 boroughs, and is home to an array of businesses, making it an ideal choice for those seeking Head of Procurement opportunities.
For hundreds of years, London was known for its shipping and manufacturing, producing everything from textiles and food products, through to automobiles and ironwork.
In fact, a number of such facilities are still in operation today, such as the Tate & Lyle sugar refinery in Silvertown, Warburtons in Brimsdown and Nestle in Hayes. At the Ford factory in Dagenham, vehicle body panels and diesel engines are manufactured, while Fuller's Brewery operates out of Chiswick.
For the most part, however, London's economy is now based in the financial and service industries.
Around 70 per cent of the FTSE 100 are located within Greater London. In Canary Wharf, you'll find the headquarters of HSBC, Barclays, Citigroup and Reuters, while other big-name businesses in Greater London include the Guardian Newspaper, Balfour Beatty, GlaxoSmithKline, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Marks & Spencer, BP, British American Tobacco and Royal Dutch Shell.
What's more, transportation is a huge part of London's economy and day-to-day operation. Overground trains, underground trains, buses, coaches, taxis and trams all keep Londoners on the move, while the area is also home to a number of airports and the Port of London.
As one of the UK's leading recruitment consultancies for the supply chain, logistics and procurement sectors, Cast UK can help you find a Head of Procurement vacancy for your skills and long-term objectives.
We work carefully with clients and candidates and are committed to finding the right talent for every position. What's more, our regional experts can provide the information you need to understand the area's job market, potential salary and what employers are looking for.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Greater London or source a new job in Greater London then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
As a candidate, our consultants work to ensure your next role adheres to all of your requirements, taking the time to discuss your career aspirations, long-term goals, suitable opportunities, and compatible businesses.