Head of Procurement

Castle Water

Job Summary by the Career Balance Team:

Castle Water, the UK’s largest independent business water retailer, is seeking a Head of Procurement to lead their procurement function. The successful candidate will be responsible for negotiating with suppliers, optimizing IT expenditure, and managing contracts. They will play a crucial role in driving growth and efficiency enhancement for the company. Key qualifications for the role include strong negotiation skills, strategic thinking, the ability to work independently, an innovative approach, and contract management expertise. The position is based in Blairgowrie, with a preference for candidates with a reasonable commute.

Job Description:

Head of Procurement

Castle Water



Are you ready to redefine the future of procurement in a leading-edge water utility company? Castle Water, the UK’s largest independent business water retailer, is on the lookout for a dynamic individual to take the reins as our Head of Procurement.

Since our inception in 2014, Castle Water has been committed to delivering exceptional water services at the best possible price. We are licensed by Ofwat and The Water Industry Commission for Scotland, allowing us the independence to provide water and wastewater services to businesses, charities, and public bodies across England and Scotland. As we continue to grow, turning over c£450m in FY24, with a cost base excluding sales of £25m, our focus remains on delivering award-winning customer service while maintaining our position at the forefront of the UK water market.

As the Head of Procurement, you will play a pivotal role in steering Castle Water through a phase of significant growth and efficiency enhancement. Reporting directly to the CFO, you’ll be the strategic force behind negotiating with suppliers, optimizing IT expenditure, and managing substantial contracts. This isn’t just a job; it’s a chance to make a lasting impact in a dynamic and expansive role.

What we’re Looking For:

  • Negotiation Mastery: Proven experience in negotiating with suppliers, especially in the IT sector.
  • Strategic Thinker: Ability to manage significant budgets, ensuring financial prudence and efficiency.
  • Independent Operator: Thrive in a standalone role, making decisions that shape the future of procurement.
  • Innovative Approach: Explore new sourcing opportunities and partnerships to enhance cost-effectiveness.
  • Contract Management: Oversee contracts in customer service, ensuring renewals are timely and cost-effective.

Based in Blairgowrie, we value your presence in the office, aiming for three days a week onsite. With a preference for candidates with a reasonable commute to Blairgowrie, we offer a flexible and vibrant working environment designed to best support you in the role.

How to Apply: Ready to lead Castle Water into a new era of procurement excellence? Upload your CV and a compelling cover letter (in one document) outlining your relevant experience by clicking APPLY.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Nigel Fortnum or David Currie at our recruitment partners Aspen People.

Location: Rattray

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