Procurement Lead - Retail - Inside IR35

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6 months
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Procurement Lead - Retail - Inside IR35 - 6 months

A huge Retail brand are looking for an experienced Procurement professional with experience in the Retail industry on a massive scale. This is a six-month contract based remotely with occasional travel into London, it is also determined as an Inside IR35 role.

You are responsible for delivering Procurement activity in your specific area of responsibility; this may include Sourcing, Negotiation, Category Planning and Supplier Management where appropriate. You are responsible for actively challenging how the business allocates costs, commits spend and manages 3rd parties with the aim of reducing the overall GNFR spend and Third-Party Risk for the Partnership and providing best value through your procurement and negotiation expertise.


  • Retail consumer items experience (uniforms, till rolls, cleaning chemicals, carry bags)
  • Someone who has developed category plans
  • Able to influence senior members including up to board level
  • The delivery of cost savings through effective source to contract activity and negotiation.
  • Effective and consistent supplier management and management of associated 3rd party risks.
  • Detailed category planning and management and robust challenge to business partners at all stages of the cost cycle.


  • Category Planning & Sourcing experience
  • MCIPS qualified or working towards
  • Professional Negotiation such as The GAP Partnership Essential and/or Complete Skilled Negotiator
  • Broad procurement experience, including category planning, supplier management.
  • Broad understanding of procurement strategy, policy and process
  • Retail Experience Required

Retail experience is essential for this position.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age