Director of Procurement

The Director of Procurement reviews vendor quality and maintains price controls and inventory flows to identify and implement efficient purchasing programs. Develops and directs objectives, policies, and processes regarding all purchasing function. Being a Director of Procurement typically reports to top management. Requires a bachelor’s degree. The Director of Procurement manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Director of Procurement typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

Director of Procurement Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Director of Procurement to join our team.


  • Adopting improved commercial governance and approving the formal adoption of a new eSourcing Suite;
  • Providing advice, guidance and support to the wider business, ensuring adherence to all regulatory requirements;
  • Work with R&D departments managing supplier interface in support of new product developments;
  • Developing agile and effective Supply Chain capability, ensuring value for money and best in class service;
  • Manage the organisation’s management of its external spend, through efficient commissioning, procurement and contract management;
  • Defining commodity strategies for each part of business to meet quality, cost and delivery KPIs whilst minimizing stock/cash commitments;
  • Establish a clear strategic direction for the department which supports the strategic direction of the council and delivers value for money;
  • Identifying and securing purchasing opportunities across all sectors;
  • Supporting new and transitioning business assets, ensuring a seamless contract mobilisation process;
  • Deliver a robust Procurement programme that will add both value and efficiency to the organisation;
  • Supervising the Procurement Team whilst sharing knowledge with wider operational colleagues;
  • Oversee the processing of purchase orders and resolve any discrepancies;
  • Manage and improve supplier relationships;
  • Devise new KPIs for the Procurement Team with a focus on performance and development;
  • Clearly articulate the Procurement long range plan to senior stakeholders whilst enhancing strategic initiatives as and when required.


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