Head of Procurement - Northumberland

Head of Procurement jobs

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.

The skills required

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.

Search for Head of Procurement vacancies with Cast UK

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 0161 825 0825.

Head of Procurement Jobs in Northumberland

The most northern of the counties in the north-east of England, Northumberland is bordered by Cumbria, County Durham and Tyne and Wear. It also shares a border with Scotland and has coastline on the North Sea.

Those looking for Head of Procurement roles in Northumberland will have a variety of opportunities to consider, particularly in the major settlements, such as Morpeth, Ponteland, Prudhoe and Alnwick. Parts of the county are also common choices for those who want to work in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, but live away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Northumberland has a tumultuous history. It was occupied by the Angles and Romans, and as an important location in the wars between Scotland and England, the region is known for having more castles than anywhere else in England. Many of these are now popular tourist destinations, such as Lindisfarne, Alnwick and Bamburgh.

The modern economy of Northumberland is predominantly based in tourism, as well as the service sector and retail.

A few large companies have factories in the area. These include SCA Hygiene - once part of Kimberly-Clark, the company manufactures paper products like tissues - and Hammerite Products, which makes paints and paint-thinning products.

Other large companies include Eclipse Translations, Barter Books and Thompsons of Prudhoe. There's also the Sanofi Alnwick Research Centre - it specialises in the research and testing of pharmaceuticals.

Cast UK - helping you find new vacancies

To find out more about the Head of Procurement opportunities available in Northumberland - or anywhere else in the country - get in touch with Cast UK today.

Our recruitment consultants have a thorough knowledge of the logistics, supply chain and procurement fields and we work closely with clients and candidates in order to match the best talent to every position.

We also have a team of regional specialists who can provide advice and information on the local job opportunities, potential employers and expected salaries.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Northumberland or source a new job in Northumberland then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.

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