Role details

Head of Procurement and Supply Chain.

Swindon   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Our Client is looking for a Head of Procurement and Supply Chain
  • In a Global World leading Commercail Engineering buisness in the South West.

About Our Client

Head of Procurement and Supply Chain:

My client is a vibrant Global Blue Chip organisation. Which shows world leading excellence in Engineering solutions to a wide variety of sectors.

They are one of the fastest growing and rewarding employer's in the South West.

Job Description

Head of Procurement and Supply Chain:

  • End to end Supply chain responsibility for several cross functional teams across multi site's. With full P&L accountability for Customer Service, Procurement, Strategic and Operational Planning, Operations and Maintenance, Logistics & Warehousing and the development of strategy, budgetary and operational performance measures.
  • Work alongside engineering, manufacturing engineering and cost analysts to support project delivery in line with project deliverable's.
  • Cost optimisation management for new projects / existing projects, from the development phase through to start of production + 3 months, this will include working with production control, engineering, test and operation teams to ensure on time and on cost delivery is achieved.
  • Forensic Cost Analysis - Ability to derive & manage robust should cost analysis for procured parts, by forensically assembling cost components.
  • End to End ' procurement ensuring that all value chain elements are well understood, mapped & leveraged in order to deliver 'should cost'.
  • Supplier negotiation and Supplier development and cost modelling to establish and eliminate waste.
  • Supplier risk management & risk mitigation, employing pre-audit sourcing recommendations.

The Successful Applicant

Head of Procurement and Supply Chain:


Degree Educated / MBA desirable

HNC / ONC in Mechanical Engineering desirable.

Lean Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing Principals.


  • Ability to rationalise supply base's by creating network design across multi-site sales, logistics and operations facilities in UK, Europe, USA and Asia to create a sustainable supply network as a best value solution.
  • Be able Implement strategic global purchasing methodologies reducing number of vendors by up to 30%.
  • To be comfortable in a Customer facing role with experience of negotiating supply agreements and quality performance with major businesses in UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
  • Ability to Implement Continuous Improvement philosophy in Supply Chain and Operations to deliver measurable and sustainable improvements in all value streams. By using a multitude of lean techniques and Continuous Improvement philosophies alongside Automotive and High Tech Clients.
  • Have the ability to improve Lead-times considerably without requiring increased working capital to the business.

What's on Offer

Head of Procurement and Supply Chain:

Competitive Salary with attractable benefits.

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