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Closing Date:
11th of May 2022
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Head of Procurement

Hodge are a financial services business focused on the retail savings, commercial lending and specialist residential mortgage  markets.  Working at Hodge is about making a difference. That starts with our purpose: we make life better for customers and society in the moments that matter.

For over 50 years, we’ve shared the same simple mission: to really make a positive difference for our customers and communities. This ethos is in our DNA, as we are 79% owned by a charity, the Hodge Foundation.

The thing that sets us up to succeed with that mission is our people. We are so proud to have exceptional colleagues at Hodge, and we look to develop and invest in our people through their careers. Hodge is at its best when we enable our people to be their best!

We have achieved significant growth over the last few years and have ambitious plans to expand further.

We are seeking an experienced Procurement Manager looking to progress or a Head of Procurement seeking a new role within a reputable business.

The focus of the role is to take responsibility of all categories spend and the procurement process across the Group, developing and implementing a procurement strategy and working with other departments in ensuring services and goods are procured in line with the Procurement policy. The Head of Procurement will be responsible for any significant relationships on behalf of the organisation and ensure sufficient monitoring of key suppliers is in place and regularly reviewed.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Develop the procurement strategy across the Group and work with colleagues to ensure it meets the long-term needs of the Group.
  • Review all key procurement actions, considering learning points to be shared with Colleagues.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to identify spend categories and projects and support in a strategic procurement review.
  • Undertake supplier and spend analysis.
  • Undertake supplier risk analysis and monitoring to ensure supplier relationships are working within agreed contract.
  • Keep abreast of changes in procurement, best practice and legislative compliance.
  • To support negotiations with preferred parties where contracts are significant.
  • Support performance and contract management where contracts are significant.
  • Ensure all contracts are centrally managed and monitored.
  • Review and negotiate contracts.
  • Conduct Due Diligence for material outsourced services
  • Own and run “cradle to grave” process of a projects: building specifications, developing tenders, running tenders, negotiating with suppliers and reviewing agreeing contracts,
  • Provide advice and support to colleagues on contract management and procurement best practice, identifying training needs and recommending or providing training/coaching for colleagues where appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain good knowledge of all company policies and procedures and legislative/regulatory requirements, including but not limited to Conduct Rules, Data Protection, Money Laundering, etc.

What we need from you:

  • Procurement qualification or equivalent.
  • Relevant procurement experience within a financial services or similar environment
  • Sound procurement knowledge
  • Good project management skills
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Understanding and awareness of regulatory environment
  • Excellent IT skills

In return we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Based in Cardiff City Centre operating in a highly flexible Hybrid workspace.
  • 28 days Holiday with the option to buy more.
  • Subsidised Gym Membership.
  • Private Medical & Health Insurance
  • Extensive learning and development programme
  • Generous, personalised benefits package
  • Enhanced parental leave – Up to 20 weeks paid Maternity AND Paternity leave
  • Company pension contribution up to 15%
  • 4 days on top of annual leave for community and charity work
  • Flexible working options

Please be aware that should we pursue your application, all our Financial Services employees will be expected to complete background checks to assess suitability for employment, these include; a criminal record, identity, sanctions, adverse finance, fraud prevention and reference checks to comply with our regulatory requirements.

Hodge is an advocate of being an equal opportunities employer, We believe in promoting equality and diversity which is central to our lives today. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and recognises the value a diverse workforce brings to an organisation.

ESG and sustainability are at the heart of everything we do and serves as a reminder of the responsibility we have to our stakeholders, customers, colleagues and the communities we operate in to use our position wisely. We’re currently exploring different certifications available and have done an initial review of how we think we’d fare, as we see this as a real opportunity for Hodge given our social purpose.