Procurement

Sourcing the right goods and services from the best suppliers for your organisation can be just as difficult as choosing the right resourcing partner to help you find the best talent.

Green Park is an award winning supplier of Interim Management and Executive Search services and we have worked with most major organisations across both public and private sectors since our inception.

If your organisation requires a senior Procurement expert - on either an interim or permanent basis - please call Steve Baggi (search) or James Hunt (interim) on 020 7399 4300.

To see a selection of the previous high profile Procurement assignments we have been mandated to assist, please view the track record section at the bottom of this page.

As you will see, Procurement roles which we are regularly undertaken to deliver include both interim and permanent placings of the following:

  • Buying Director
  • Category Director
  • Category Manager
  • Commissioning Director
  • Commissioning Manager
  • Head of Trading
  • Procurement Director
  • Head of Category
  • Head of Commissioning
  • Head of Procurement
  • Merchandising Director
  • Procurement Manager
  • Sourcing Director

Track Record

Property & Procurement Director
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
JS6738
Location:
UK
Salary:
£120000 - £150000 Per Year

The Client
Our client, a rapidly expanding technology business is looking to recruit a Property & Procurement Director to manage their Procurement and Property spend, whilst improving and transforming a function to generate commercial benefits for the business and meet its third party supplier and property needs. The role will lead a team of category managers, working closely with the business units, to provide advice on supplier decisions and manage high value tenders; as well as ensuring the Group Property Strategy is implemented.

The Assignment

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Implementation of five year Group Property Strategy (Property Acquisitions, Disposals, Fit-outs, Dilapidations, Relocations and M&A Due Diligence / Integration),
  • Real Estate Business as Usual (Critical Event Management, Lease Compliance, Renewals, Licences for Works/Sublets, Lease Administration & Data, Rent Payment, Business Rates, Insurance and Lease Audit),
  • FM and Operations Business as Usual (H&S Compliance, Operations Management, Minor Works, PPM Strategy, Operational Budgets, Energy Audits & Buying, Third Party Management).
  • Strategic leadership of a team of professional procurement personnel to deliver savings targets and develop best practice procurement processes.

The Manager

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant previous experience in a leadership role in a procurement function where you have been responsible for designing and delivering procurement strategy across an organisation.
  • Extensive experience in managing a UK portfolio of property.
  • Experience of transforming and improving a procurement and property team or function.
  • Experience of achieving significant savings through analysis of group spend and identification of key cost saving opportunities and improving supply.
  • Experience gained in financial services, technology or complicated regulated environments is preferred.
  • Experience of improving processes and procedures to support better buying across an organisation.
  • Previous experience gained across multiple categories of spend, in particular technology categories.
  • Experience of managing sensitive, critical and complicated third party supplier contractors.
  • Experience of successfully delivering cost savings and improved business performance.
  • CIPS qualifications and/or membership of a professional property management body would be advantageous.
  • Operational experience in managing outsourced FM service relationships.
  • Strong analytic skills, comfortable using fact-based analysis to support business decision making.
  • Excellent people and relationship building skills; a strong communicator, powerful levels of persuasion and experience of building board level/C-Suite relationships.
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills with experience of successfully building and leading teams.
Interim Procurement Lead
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5878
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client
Our client a leading central government organisation are looking to hire an interim procurement expert for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The department in question are looking to run a procurement for their managed desk top service and so need to hire someone for commercial support when it comes to the competitive dialogue. The total worth of the service will be circa £50 million a year.

The Interim Manager
Applicants will mostly have a private sector background but preference will be given to those that have a small exposure to large public sector institutions such as a central government body

Interim Commercial Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5870
Location:
London
Salary:
£900 - £1000 per day
Duration:
6 Months

The Client
Our client a leading government department are looking to hire an Interim Commercial Director for a period of 6 months.

The Interim Assignment
The role will be responsible for developing and implementing the departments pan commercial Procurement and Supply Chain Strategy, leading and delivering an effective and efficient Commercial Procurement function while ensuring the optimal utilisation of the departments Head Office property portfolio. The role will also include the development and execution of innovative financing for commercial strategies to maximise value for the organisation, determining current and future Commercial Procurement requirements enabling the development of an approach to gain the best deal from the market and setting commercial performance measures and targets.

The Interim Manager
Applicants will ideally have a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, hold an established track record of senior level experience in management and experience in strategic planning and executing in a multi-disciplinary senior commercial team. They will also have demonstrable experience of procurement strategy and policy development in a large, complex environment across a broad range of categories and will be highly experience in contracting, negotiating and change management. 

Senior Commercial Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
KM5838
Location:
North West
Duration:
6 months

Senior Commercial Manager

My client is an organisation who is outsourcing a number of services. They are looking for a senior commercial manager to work with the organisation on their third party deals. 

The role will be varied and involve a mix of responsibilities from managing the relationship, the commercials, dealing with contention, managing the vendors. 

The successful candidate will have been a senior commercial/vendor manager who has experience of material outsource and managing material outsources. Experience working with global and mid-size suppliers with be essential. 
 

Interim Senior Bid Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5734
Location:
South East
Salary:
competitive market rate
Duration:
3 months

The Client
Our client a leading healthcare collaboration are looking to hire an Interim Senior Bid Manager for a period of 3 months from the end middle of February until the end of April

The Interim Assignment
The combination of organisations are looking to bid for the full urgent care provision for the area against an incredibly competitive field.

The Interim Manager
Applicants must have extensive experience in the healthcare sector and will have demonstrable experience of preparing and writing bids for previous NHS urgent care tenders.

Director of Procurement
Job Type:
Executive Search
Reference:
KM5649
Location:
South East
Salary:
£120,000 + bens

The Client
Our client is a global technology company who are looking for a global head of procurement to support their growth and transformation

The Role
The role will involve

  • Ensuring appropriate commercial, policy and governance is applied to all activities relating to Procuring/Sourcing of materials, products and services
  • Significant diligence pertinent to controls, systems and reporting, and set best in class standards for efficiency, whilst leveraging the potential of the group
  • Accountability for the global reach and will ensuring the function is structured to support the requirements of its customers, whilst maintaining  strong governance and control
  • Consolidated reporting
  • Optimising the supplier base, leveraging global framework agreements, and providing monthly performance KPI’s aligned to the requirements of the business
  • Systems optimisation and both internal and external stakeholder management Driving efficiency

The Candidate

  • You will have a proven background in running a global procurement function
  • Have worked in organisations going through transformation
  • Have a can do attitude to getting things done
  • Be able to spend time travelling to global locations
Interim Procurement Director
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5468
Location:
London
Salary:
£800 - £1000 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client a leading public sector organisation are looking to hire a procurement expert to establish and lead on a new function which focuses on creating a coordinated and efficient approach to billion pound plus purchasing of consultancy, technology and legal services.

The Interim Assignment
The role will involve handling circa £2 billion worth of spend and applicants will look to maximise value from commercial contracts; offer leadership and change management to their teams and be accountable for the implementation of a commercial strategy. Once established the role will also be to improve the process and handle a high level of customer base including Director Generals, Commercial Directors and Chief Executives

The Interim Manager
Applicants will be from large complex private sector organisations with attention being given to global organisations in the Logistics, Financial Services and Petrochemical sector. Applicants must also have a demonstrable track record of dealing with a complex array of internal customers and will know how to act if and when they deviate from procedures. Applicants must have experience of leading and developing a large commercial team, designing, implementing and managing commercial strategies.

Interim Procurement Category Manager for ICT
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
DN5409
Location:
London
Salary:
£500 per day
Duration:
6 months

The Client
Our client a leading public sector organisation are looking to appoint an interim procurement Category manager for ICT for a period of 6 months

The Interim Assignment
The role will be to develop and lead category management capability in the categories of ICT and professional services procurement. The post holder will also play a key role in moving the function from process driven to being commercially focussed while stabilising the function during a period of change. The procurement manager in line with the head of procurement will be tasked with helping deliver transformation in the department and will play a key role in helping shape and deliver the procurement improvement project. The successful interim will also be tasked with developing a reporting structure to monitor performance, develop a draft savings plan for next year and improve process and governance.

The Interim Manager
There will be a need to demonstrate a breadth of procurement experience but applicants must have recent experience of the procurement of ICT and / or professional services. Preference will be given to applicants that are CIPS qualified and candidates that can see the scope for making big improvements. Preference will also be given to applicants from the public or charity sector and those that can demonstrate financial savings, a knowledge of market prices, margins and practice in ICT procurement.

Interim Senior Procurement Governance Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
JH5324
Location:
London
Salary:
£600 per day
Duration:
c. 6months

Our Client

Our client a large infrastructure organisation are looking to hire an interim procurement professional for a period of 6 months to help lead and manage the development and implementation of a procurement governance and assurance framework to cover policy, process, procedures and systems.

The Interim Assignment

The interim will be expected to support the ongoing management of a robust, auditable and transparent procurement governance and assurance framework while providing ongoing operational support, guidance and subject matter expertise at key stages of the procurement process. The role will also support the delivery of training to enhance capability across the Procurement team and across the business, monitor UK Government initiatives and policies and EU Public Sector Procurement regulations to ensure the organisation is current and compliant in all procurement-related activity. Finally the interim will be required to provide  timely and accurate reporting in accordance with programme governance.

The Interim Manager

Applicants must have excellent knowledge of applicable EU and UK procurement legislation, a demonstrable track record of developing or working within procurement governance structures. Preference will be given to applicants with an awareness of government initiatives and policies and a track record of line management responsibilities include defining measurable goals to achieve deliverables and ongoing performance/coaching of individuals. Applicants will also have a proven track record of procurement in the set-up and mobilisation stage of UK publicly-funded infrastructure projects and a track record of procuring services through different routes depending on value including use of OJEU processes and government frameworks.

IT Procurement Commercial Manager
Job Type:
Interim Management
Reference:
LA5333
Location:
North America
Salary:
£600+ per day or £70,000 (permanent)
Duration:
c. 6 months

The Client

Working for subsidiaries of a global corporate you will have responsibility for the commercial procurement of IT and telco services and assets.

The Interim Assignment

You will liaise with new and potential suppliers, building relationships with them and ensuring quality of service is maintained. You will also coordinate bids  and RFP’s for new services.

You will work closely with local IT management as well as reporting to the Commercial Director.

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