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Head of Procurement

Knowledge

Own defining the future sourcing strategy for the company and assist in defining and delivering our strategic business plan

To safeguard information, paying particular attention to customer and employee data and business sensitive information

To actively support and encourage at all times, compliance with our quality principles, company policies and best practice in security, legal and regulatory requirements

To be aware of and understand Atlanta’s Whistleblowing Procedure and Code of Conduct.  To question and act upon concerns about malpractice or wrongdoing by following the Atlanta’s Whistleblowing Procedure

Take all reasonable steps to ensure appropriate confidentiality.

Ensure a robust strategy for Commercial Management and Facilities is in place across Atlanta that standardises buying and services including SLA’s with suppliers

Educated to degree level in a relevant field of study or equivalent experience 

Experience of operating at a senior management level, managing diverse teams 

Excellent sourcing and contract management skills within Facilities Management

Chartered Membership of the Institute of Procurement and Supply (desirable)

Excellent sourcing and contract management skills within Facilities Management (desirable)
Accountable for the cost, quality and delivery performance of Atlanta’s suppliers

Skills

Manage overall operational responsibilities and relationships with Atlanta Board and appropriate MD’s across all Atlanta entities 

Proven experience of senior leadership within a procurement function, implementing and sustaining effective change and building capability within a team.

Experience of working strategically and setting the direction for others

Strong negotiation and communication skills, able to build lasting partnerships and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

Ability to influence, persuade, challenge key & diverse stakeholders at senior levels

Accountable for maintaining, continually challenging and consistently applying the Commercial Management policy to ensure cost management and value through all Revex and CAPEX spend.

Lead on the promotion, development and evolvement of the purchase-to-pay system in line with the overall Commercial Management Operations strategy and direction.

Behaviours

Contribute to the long term strategic planning and provision of all Atlanta group Estates & Facilities services and property portfolio

Drive a commerciality within the Facilities Management procurement activities

Continually assess any environmental and technological changes that may affect the business, and constantly look for new ways of working to enhance processes and reduce operating costs

Able to work with ambiguity 

Accountable for sourcing all goods and services, collaborating with all functions to deliver the overall business strategy

Lead and manage a diverse team with a strong commitment to developing others and ensuring delivery through your people.

Maintain a positive and solution oriented approach to work, providing open and honest feedback.

In all internal and external contact, present a professional and positive image of the department, the team and the company as well as maintaining mutually constructive, positive and beneficial relationships.

Contribute to corporate level decision making for Estates & Facilities services. 

Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required, and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.

Ensure your own continuous professional development by participating in external networking / conferences /associations / groups, to stay current on Industry developments & innovations.  Encourage, support and coach other team members in their own development.

Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this role.

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