Our Client is a leading Financial Services business based in the South East of England. The company currently requires a talented Global Procurement Specialist to join the business.
Responsible for sourcing/procurement activities execution for the business, including supplier communication, quotation, contract and purchasing order management
Work with the BUs and key stakeholders (Finance, Legal, etc) to understand strategic direction, demand requirements, business objectives and priorities
Lead and follow up with strategic sourcing events for multiple projects within the categories
Lead cross functional teams in implementation of sourcing strategies, including timing, and the development of tools and channels to communicate the new strategy
Act as a subject matter expert in the practice of the Total Cost of Ownership sourcing model
Act as a focal to address various queries related to vendor onboarding and Contract/PO processes
Drive the analysis of and review data, including financial, contractual and operational performance to influence stakeholders in selecting the the best-value supply partners
Create and develop strong working relationships with key internal and external partners and ensure a competitive sourcing environment leading to continuous improvement
Develop and implement industry leading sourcing practices, to support cost and quality objectives
Drive continuous improvement - providing market & industry intelligence, trends, innovation an best practices
General procurement/sourcing processes knowledge, with prior experience in more than one category
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related discipline
Relevant industry (High Tech/Financial Services) experience is a plus
Sourcing experience required
Experience in managing professional services, marketing.
Experience in project management
Strong analytical ability to quickly gather facts, perform root cause analysis and draw conclusions
Negotiation skills to influence external and internal stakeholders (including leadership) on strategic direction, business case value proposition and sourcing recommendations
Contract Negotiation Preparation and execution skills to achieve desired outcomes
Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment
Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills for interaction with team members, external and internal stakeholders
Up to £45,000 plus benefits
Fixed Term Contract
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