The Fertility Partnership

At The Fertility Partnership We Love Humans. We are passionate about our collaborative working culture with a vision to create lives and change lives. We are proud to be the largest provider of IVF in the UK with a strong clinical reputation and with industry leading expertise. Our people are at the very heart of what we do and it is our people that truly make the difference to our success.

The Role

This is a brand new exciting opportunity at The Fertility Partnership where you will be set the task of bringing the Procurement Function in-house.

You will lead the Group Procurement function, developing and implementing the Group procurement strategy, roadmap and purchasing framework, ensuring alignment to the Group’s overall strategic objectives.

You will be expected to collaborate with group finance to understand and incorporate relevant budgets into category strategies ensuring robust controls and in place to monitor spend in line with financial protocols.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and manage the procurement function so that it is seen as a centre of excellence for procurement and purchasing
  • Bringing the procurement function in-house from a third party supplier
  • Provide stakeholder guidance on the best routes to the market for services whilst maintaining compliance with associated procurement regulations.
  • Work with senior business stakeholders to develop plans to deliver savings targets, including tracking and reporting on savings delivered.
  • Review existing contracts, evaluate and negotiate improvements
  • Ensure the adoption of new and innovative ideas and solutions to ensure continuous improvement of the service.
  • Take the lead on projects and using project management methodologies
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Monitors business trends and product availability to pay the best price

Qualifications and experience

  • Professional qualification e.g. MCIPS, or equivalent
  • 5 + years’ experience in a senior management position within Procurement
  • Proven track record of developing a central Procurement function within a complex organisation, delivering procurement benefits.
  • A keen attitude to be ‘hands on’ as will start as a standalone function
  • Experience of developing and successfully implementing a procurement strategy and roadmap for a complex organisation including the implementation of strategic procurement.
  • Effective senior stakeholder and supplier management, both internally and external to the organisation, including the ability to successfully persuade and influence others.
  • Results driven with strong analytical skills, including the ability to critically analyse information m and experience of providing meaningful management information.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work under pressure, deliver to strict deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Commercially aware with the focus on continuous improvement and the ability to drive change
  • Available for occasional travel to other Clinics within the business and to visit suppliers where necessary

Application Details

If you’d like to apply please email your CV and a cover letter highlighting relevant skills to by 5pm on Friday 7th of June 2019