Head of Strategic Procurement

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Clarion Housing Group

Recruiter: Clarion Housing Group

Head of Strategic Procurement

£Competitive | London | Date posted 28 Apr 2021

Clarion Housing Group is the country’s largest housing association with 125,000 homes nationwide. First and foremost, at our heart, we’re a social landlord – we mix public and private money to provide affordable homes, overwhelmingly for people who can’t meet their housing needs on the open market.

We’re a property development company, a charitable foundation and a repairs and maintenance service, with an ambitious target to build reach a sustainable 5000 units per year.   We are to be an employer of choice too and believe that the key to our success is our people.

In order to help us realise our vision, we’re seeking a Head of Strategic Procurement to provide strategic procurement and commercial support for Clarion’s new build or S106 transactions.

As a key member of the Design, Technical and Innovation team, you’ll work alongside the wider Development and Asset Management businesses as well as the Central Procurement Team to help ensure Clarion’s design and asset management requirements are defined and enshrined within key procurement agreements to support new-build, Joint Venture and S106 procurement routes.

Some of the key accountabilities will include:-

  • Alignment with the Group Procurement Strategy to increase the value for Clarion in the procurement of materials and services related to our build and regeneration programmes.
  • Development and Delivery of an Energy, Infrastructure and Technology procurement strategy including network operator, manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Development and Implementation of a strategic procurement strategy to align with the Customer Experience and Asset Management functions. Assist Project Budget preparation and align both Planned Investment strategies and Development procurement strategies.
  • Creating and maintaining long-term partnerships with manufacturers and suppliers to foster two-way feedback and monitor supplier performance. Establish framework arrangements for key component procurement.

We’re looking for procurement professionals with significant and demonstrable experience working with developers and/or main contractors in a senior procurement role. You’ll come to us with experience in developing and directing procurement strategies with strong construction product, component and supplier knowledge. Strong stakeholder management skills, commercial awareness and negotiating skills are also essential for the role.

If this sounds like an opportunity you’d be interested in, we look forward to hearing from you.

In return, we offer a highly competitive salary, group bonus scheme and other benefits, including a defined contribution pension matched up to 7.5%.

Closing Date: 10th May at midnight

For further details on this vacancy please click ‘apply’.

You can download the role profile here - Head of Strategic Procurement

Applicants must be able to travel across regions as required.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy; Clarion are not able to offer visa sponsorship.


Latimer is the development arm of Clarion Housing Group. We exist to build homes and create communities, playing our part in tackling the housing crisis.

What sets Latimer apart is our long-term commitment to the people who live in our homes. Our model is not to build and then move onto the next site. We are long-term stewards of place, committed to building sustainable and thriving communities.

We are part of a social business, reinvesting our profits back into building more affordable homes and supporting Clarion residents.

Web: www.latimerhomes.com


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Application deadline:
09 Jun 2021