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about 1 year ago
Veritas Partnership
Basic Salary: Salary to £72,000 + bonus + car + benefits
Location: UK, West London
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Mike Gorman
Category: Sales Executive Jobs, Business Development Jobs

Head of Buying – Buying Controller With a Difference

Salary to £72,000 + bonus + car + benefits

Office based near West London

The Company:

We are a UK multinational Health & Beauty business with turnover measured in £billions. We have entered a period of exciting growth in terms of profit, volume and corporate developments. This has resulted in a need to strengthen our Procurement - Buying Team. Reporting to the General Manager, your primary responsibility will be to manage the team, through developing and activating a commercial strategy. With true leadership, capability development and a strong commercial focus you will develop and maintain our organisation at a world class level. This is a highly commercial role where success is judged by  your teams margin contribution

The Role:


  • Act as the lead contact for all suppliers  
  • An ability to recognise when good relationships are not the same as procurement success
  • Own and develop the Joint Business Plan strategy
  • Own and develop the supplier segmentation and relationship strategy
  • Ensure commercial team are working with designated suppliers to improve the service for all internal functions
  • Joint Business Plan implementation to optimise profitability and market share
  • Achieve total targets for monthly Gate fee income
  • Above all play an active role in the wider business in UK senior team meetings and strategy workshops, forging close relationships with other senior team members that benefit business objectives




  • Proven leadership experience of large teams of 7-10, with evidence of developing others
  • Proven customer focus, able to build and sustain long term relationships, always seeking to understand and meet customer needs
  • Proven ability to analyse and interpret data to inform business decisions
  • Proven communication and influencing skills, up to Board level exposure
  • Proven planning and organisation skills to achieve business deadlines and targets
  • Embraces change, always looking for ways of improving business performance



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