£70-80k per annum + Benefits

Head Of Purchasing

Ref: 3454| Posted: 24th Apr 2018

This vacancy is now closed

Head of Purchasing £70-80

per annum + Excellent Benefits


A key role to Head up the Global procurement of Land Products with focus being to deliver the strategy with a sustainable and industry leading product portfolio for the business. Own the strategic relationships with our key suppliers to deliver an amazing global proposition.


Responsibilities –

  • Lead the annual briefing and contracting timetable with the worldwide Product teams.
  • Own the strategic partnerships with key suppliers worldwide. Ensuring we have a joint vision supporting the future growth
  • Ensuring the Supplier partnerships ensuring both product and market leading rates with the contractual agreements that help minimise competitor comparisons.
  • Lead the Contracting teams with strong and dynamic leadership, developing their supplier relationship, market research and negotiating skills.
  • Quarterly Strategic Meetings with all key suppliers (face to face) and ensuring strategic plans are on track and delivered to agreed deadlines.
  • Develop the contracting teams to maintain and develop and nurture new opportunities and negotiate best rate agreements.
  • Ensure travel timetables are in place and a structure exists to research and develop new initiatives.
  • Ensure regular alignment with General Managers / Directors in all locations ensuring the regional development plans are in place for all markets
  • Own the contracting of ‘Global’ Customer Events.
  • Negotiated commercial agreements of Global Overrides and Kickbacks from all key suppliers (incl bed Banks)
  • Negotiate marketing contributions agreements with tourist boards (pre-agreed with the Board)
  • Ensure the business has access to destination arrival statistics, passenger, room night (incl Year on Year) and seek strategic initiatives in order to drive incremental market share for Imagine.
  • Support the development of the strategy to improve the Customer Journey.
  • Understand the of pricing strategy, margins and volumes associated with contracted product
  • Ensure Directors are fully briefed on any contractual risks (including and financial risks from committed contracts)
  • Create a Contracting plan (delivered by Contractors) to support the Up-Sell Strategy (post booking / pre departure sales)
  • Ensuring strong and robust department processes are in place for contract filing, version controls, liability risk reviews and deadline achievement.



Skill set required:


  • A passion for tourism worldwide.
  • Experience in Leading Product or Contracting Teams
  • Proven experience in Negotiating and creating new Supplier partnerships  
  • Strong pro-active, dynamic, passionate and a team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus excellent numeric ability
  • Innovative thinker and creative problem solver
  • Manage and Prioritise conflicting priorities.
  • Microsoft Office (Excel / Word) with intermediate level experience preferred



Please contact me directly for a more confidential conversation 07795613193 or


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