Head of Procurement





Job Description

Our client is seeking a Head of Procurement to join their Aberdeen team, offering an exciting chance to lead procurement and supply chain management initiatives. 

In this role, you'll play a crucial role in aligning procurement with budgets, improving cost-effectiveness, and ensuring regulatory compliance. As the primary liaison for vendor engagements and contracts, your contribution will be essential in driving operational excellence. 


  • Oversee the management of SOP522, Vendor Selection & Contracting process 
  • Manage, train, and support any staff assigned this activity 
  • Lead all procurement activities pertaining to both trial and business requirements 
  • Develop the Procurement Function in support of the strategic business plan 
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure advantageous terms 
  • Manage strategic relationship with key vendors 
  • Hold regular performance / contract reviews with key vendors 
  • Collaborate with vendor managers to obtain full clarity of scope requirements/expectations from vendors 
  • Support vendor managers in tracking performance and ensure service is within scope 
  • Manage and report on all Procurement activities from budget definition to trial closure 
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Oversee the management of contracts 
  • Act as a point of escalation for all vendor activities 
  • Analyse and recommend cost and time efficiencies 
  • Oversee the management of the business section of the TMF & SOF 
  • Any other tasks requested by the Legal Function and Senior Leadership Team in Aberdeen 
  • Adhere to the specifications outlined in the Trial Master File (TMF) and Sponsor Oversight File (SOF) of the organization.  
  • Perform all job-related tasks in accordance with the Quality Management System (QMS) of the company and relevant regulatory and guideline standards. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline, e.g. supply chain management, logistics or business administration 


  • Proven working experience in the Procurement field 
  • Proven experience in contract negotiation 


  • Strong negotiation and networking 
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to prioritise
    multiple tasks 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (SharePoint, Word, Excel, Access,
    PowerPoint, Visio) 
  • Commercially astute with good analytical skills and detail oriented 
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Ability to review and suggest improvement to current processes 


If you are interested in this role, please email your CV along with a cover letter to applications@aaajobs.co.uk.
Migvie House
North Silver Street
Aberdeen AB10 1RJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
Aberdeen AB12 5TX
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group