Head of Procurement


London, England, GB

Posted on

Employer reference: REF961W

The Opportunity

Shawbrook provides finance to a wide range of customer segments that value the premium experience, flexibility and certainly we deliver.  We are a purpose-led organisation, with a focus on delivering long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders.

We have a diversified offering, with our innovative lending propositions tailored to meet specific customer needs in carefully selected markets across SME, Real Estate and Personal. Our products range from complex structured credit facilities for growth-focused businesses to mortgages for professional landlords and property investors, as well as simple loans for consumers delivered digitally.  We fuel our lending through customer deposits, which we attract by delivering a premium experience, choice and consistently great value to smart savers.

The business model we have created is unique and difficult to replicate, with our ‘best of both’ approach combining deep human expertise with advanced digital, tech and data capabilities.  This combination not only allows us to deliver excellent customer experiences, but to do so efficiently and at scale.  We are proud of our innovative and agile culture, which drives consistently high employee engagement scores and makes Shawbrook an attractive destination for the best talent. If you’re willing to roll up your sleeves, contribute new ideas and believe anything is possible, you’re our kind of person.

Work with us because you:

  • Want to be part of a bank built for the dynamics of the modern world
  • Relish a challenge and enjoy a fast-paced, innovative and hardworking culture
  • Enjoy finding new and better ways to solve complexity and make things happen
  • Want to belong to a diverse culture that stands shoulder to shoulder with minority and underrepresented groups
  • Care about society and the environment and want to be part of a business that cares too
  • Want to continue to grow professionally and be the best version of yourself

The Role & Responsibilities

The Head of Procurement designs and oversees the process of purchasing of goods and services for Shawbrook Group. They are responsible for developing and implementing procurement strategies, policies, and procedures that align with Shawbrook’s goals and objectives. They also manage the procurement team and ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards and collaborate with the wider business areas supporting their procurement needs.

Key Role Responsibilities

  • Plan, organise, and direct the procurement activities.
  • Collaborate and support the supplier relationship owners within Shawbrook as part of the procurement process with suppliers ensuring they adhere to the process and seek both good commercial and customer outcomes. 
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with suppliers and vendors.
  • Monitor and evaluate the performance and quality of suppliers and vendors.
  • Identify and manage risks and opportunities in the procurement process.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare and manage the procurement budget and report on the procurement outcomes.
  • Ensure adherence to the procurement policies and procedures and relevant laws and regulations.
  • Train, mentor, and supervise the procurement staff.
  • Stay updated on the latest trends and best practices in the procurement field.
  • Seek technology solutions to ensure that Shawbrook is leveraging best practice for procuring goods and services and also in reporting of results to Exco and the businesses.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationship with Shawbrook’s owners procurement teams where applicable.

The Person

  • Degree in business administration, supply chain management, or a related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in procurement, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement principles, methods, and techniques.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyse data and make sound decisions.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and procurement software.
  • Certification from a recognized procurement organization, such as the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) or the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), is an asset.


Your Wellbeing - We take your health and well-being very seriously by providing a range of benefits to give you and your family peace of mind. These include:

  • Market leading family friendly policies such as access to our Maternity, Adoption and Paternity policies from Day 1 of your employment
  • Free access to Headspace, a mindfulness & meditation digital health app
  • Free access to Peppy digital health app that offers personalised support through fertility treatment becoming a parent or menopause
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) - Offering you support on a wide range of subjects including financial concerns, mental wellbeing and more general queries around family, work, housing, and health
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Contributory pension scheme & death in service

Your Lifestyle - It’s important you strike the right balance between your work and personal life. We provide benefits to support you when at work and when you’re enjoying your leisure time.

  • Minimum of 27 days holiday per year
  • Option to buy or sell holiday days through our flexi-holiday scheme
  • Discounts on gym membership nationwide
  • Access to discounts on a range of high street and online brands
  • Community support and charitable giving

Your Contribution - We’re focused on rewarding those that go the extra mile in helping us achieve our goals.

  • Participation in our annual discretionary bonus scheme designed to reward your contribution to our success
  • Proudly Shawbrook recognition scheme focused on recognising our role models and thanking our colleagues for a job well done

Can't find the job you're looking for?

We're always on the lookout for new talent. Join our talent community and if a position becomes available that we think will suit you, we'll be in touch!