Kennedys Law LLP are seeking an experienced and strategic-minded Head of Sustainable Procurement to lead a procurement function across all business services departments and the legal practice. The ideal candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing sustainable procurement strategies to support our business objectives, optimise costs, and ensure the timely and efficient delivery of goods and services.


Kennedys Facilities team ensure that the firm’s offices are maintained and consistently delivered to a high standard. They drive the continuous improvement of all aspects of Kennedys facilities management and property portfolio globally.

The Facilities team provide strategic support on projects, with suppliers and budget management as well as Front of House services, and ensure the firm operates the Health & Safety policy and acts in accordance with Health and Safety regulation and ISO and BSI standards.

The Facilities team have presence in all Kennedys offices.

Key responsibilities 

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with Kennedys goals and objectives, focusing on ESG sustainability, supplier due diligence and onboarding, cost reduction, quality improvement, and supplier relationship management.
  • Lead the procurement team, providing guidance, coaching, and support to ensure high performance and achievement of departmental targets.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their procurement needs and requirements and develop sourcing strategies accordingly.
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiate contracts and terms, and manage supplier relationships to ensure optimal pricing, quality, and service levels.
  • Continuously monitor market trends, supplier performance, and industry best practices to identify opportunities for improvement and innovation.
  • Oversee the procurement process from requisition to delivery, ensuring compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, and ethical standards.
  • Develop and maintain key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to measure procurement performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Liaise with the Business Continuity team to ensure supplier and client SLA’s are incorporated in to the business continuity plans / business impact analysis data capture.
  • Prepare and present procurement reports, budget forecasts, and analysis to the Chief FM Officer, providing insights and recommendations for decision-making.
  • Stay abreast of developments in procurement technology and tools, and lead initiatives to enhance procurement processes and systems.

Required experience 

  • Degree in business administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field; Master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., CIPS) preferred.
  • Proven experience in procurement management within the legal sector and the associated business support functions or related field, with a track record of success in developing and implementing procurement strategies.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.
  • Sound knowledge of procurement best practices, contract management, and supplier relationship management.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking, with the ability to analyse data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and tools, such as ERP systems, e-procurement platforms, and spend analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, and compliance standards related to procurement activities.
  • Strong understanding of sustainable procurement objectives to mitigate Scope 3 emissions impact.