Global Procurement Specialist

Posted 05 January 2022
Up to £24.62 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineAccounting & Finance

Job description

Our Client is a leading Financial Services business based in the South East. The company currently requires a talented Global Procurement Specialist to join the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for sourcing/procurement activities execution for Finance, 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

Skills Required:

  • General procurement/sourcing processs knowledge, with prior experience in more than one category
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain or related discipline
  • Sourcing experience required
  • Experience in managing professional services, marketing.
  • Experience in project management
  • Abiility to travel
  • 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 £24.62 per hour
  • Fixed Term Contract

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