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Procurement Director


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The Procurement Director will be responsible for leading the Procurement team to deliver a highly professional and strategic Procurement service at Taylor Wimpey UK Limited. Working closely with, and supporting, the Supply Chain Director in delivering the supply chain objectives, which include governance and functional support to the commercial teams.

What you will do:


  • Responsible for Procurement function, specifically all build related products, but including support governace and guidance for indirect procurement requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Category Procurement team delivers a highly professional, commercial and strategic service, having overall accountability for the success of those categories
  • Responsible for ensuring that the Category team provides expert advice to the entire business, to guarantee that Taylor Wimpey is achieving best value through all of its procurement activities and is complying with relevant laws and regulations
  • Managing and developing relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, driving continual innovation and quality improvement throughout Procurement
  • To initiate and lead strategic Procurement projects
  • Working with the wider Group Operations team to support research and development initiatives
  • To assess both strategic and long term risks in Procurement and implement appropriate mitigation strategies as and when required
  • Own in their entirety, and deliver all procurement benefits to the business
  • Maintain a comprehensive and up to date knowledge of all relevant legislation, procedures and best practices for Procurement
  • To support Taylor Wimpey’s Health and Safety and Customer Service objectives through the procurement process


  • To manage the procurement team to ensure that they build long-term relationships and seek innovative and cost effective solutions to meet the required targets and objectives
  • To lead in the recruitment, induction, motivation and monitoring of the Procurement team, encouraging succession planning and people development
  • To ensure that annual staff performance appraisals are carried out for the wider Procurement team
  • Actively consider the training and development of the Procurement team
  • Communicate and role model the Taylor Wimpey Cultural Principles

Requirement to attend Peterborough 2 days every other week.

What you will have:

  • Possess commercial procurement experience within a PLC structure
  • Possess highly developed negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable stakeholder management skills
  • Experienced in leading and managing teams
  • Excellent category management skills
  • IT literacy inc MS word, Excel, Powerpoint

Individuals seeking employments at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What we will offer you: 

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.  
Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.  

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.  

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

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Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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