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Development Procurement Director

£85,000 - £110,000


Estates & Facilities Management / Real Estate, Asset & Property Management



Matthew Evans
020 3962 9900

Matthew leads MRG’s Real Estate Advisory and Project and Cost Management business units, working with a range of organisations in order to provide tailored recruitment solutions and aligned services. Having joined MRG in 2013 he has successfully grown both the Real Estate Adv


Job Description

REF: 15781
Posted: 20 January 2021
Closes: 19 February 2021

Do you have a demonstrable track record of delivering cost opportunities against savings targets and leading procurement teams within complex multi-stakeholder environment? Are you looking for an opportunity to work with a highly reputable company with great working practices?

We are working closely with a leading Contractor Development & Construction business, who are seeking a Development Procurement Director to define and deliver a strategy which will transform their procurement activity.

Specialists in development, manufacturing and design and build solutions the business strives to secure the best value and standard of service. The business is moving into a significant period of transformation. As a Developer, supply chain is a core driver of their overall commerciality and they need to ensure that they secure the best value and service in everything they do. Their investment in procurement talent will go on to ensure that their aspirations for strong supply chain performance and best value are achieved.

The Development Procurement Director will report directly to the board and will be responsible for establishing key supply chain relationships on a national scale. Providing a key strategic commercial perspective to the business, they will lead the design, implementation and management of a new cost focused, central procurement function.

A natural leader, the Development Procurement Director will be responsible for building a team, and will need to establish a category management approach on the most strategic and high-value categories of expenditure, ensuring “buy-in” of all internal stakeholders whilst reducing spend and continuing to source responsibly. They will have a strategic approach to the management of relevant contractors and suppliers to develop a mutual advantageous relationship. The acquisition of new contractors and suppliers will be managed through the provision of a clear and pragmatically applied tender processes which contribute to securing competitive advantage.

The successful candidate must possess;

  • Demonstrable ability to implement change, deliver cost reduction, and manage supplier improvement and procurement transformation programmes for a Construction business.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing minimum procurement spend of over £50m per annum.
  • CIPS qualification
  • A proven experience at senior management level within Construction, Contractor or Real Estate environment, plus a robust technical understanding of these categories.

If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact Matthew Evans or Emilia Fasano at MRG for a confidential discussion.