Head of Procurement

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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23 days ago

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£52,303 - £65,000



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Head of Procurement

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This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

Our planet is in peril and as the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, we are on a mission to provide solutions to the greatest environmental problems facing our planet. We now have an incredible opportunity for a highly experienced procurement professional to lead the organisation’s procurement function and take responsibility for overseeing a significant budget, while joining the fight to save our world.

Leading a team of four, as Head of Procurement, you will play a critical role in ensuring the development of our procurement function. In particular, you will implement improvements identified by an independent review and internal and external audits. This will involve making sure we have a well-defined, quality procurement strategy as well as quality policies, procedures and systems in place. You will also ensure that colleagues involved in procurement across the organisation have the necessary skills to effectively manage supplier relationships and contracts. We will look to you to drive improvements in procurement practice and making certain our procurement and contract management is proactive and can be demonstrated to be best in class. In addition to providing guidance and support to Executive Directors on commercial matters, you assist in the development of procurement and commercial practice in the wider WWF Network. Important, will be the ability to ensure procurement meets the highest ESG standards and is aligned to ISO20400 Sustainable Procurement guidance. You will support the achievement of ISO14001 accreditation too.

For this high-profile role, you must have significant experience of procurement in a senior level position in a complex organisation. Critically, you will demonstrate a track record of delivering significant improvements in the procurement function while achieving substantial cost savings and demonstrating that value for money is being achieved. You will be used to purchasing a range of products and services including marketing/advertising, creative and IT/Digital. You will be used to scrutinising contracts too. Effective at building high performing teams, you will also hold CIPS membership. In addition to your technical expertise, you will also possess excellent communication, negotiation and influencing skills and be an effective business partner. You will possess in-depth knowledge of sustainable procurement practices too.

If you are enthusiastic about making our world a better place through your work, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.