Procurement Officer | Leading Insurance Provider | Surrey

A leading insurance business in Surrey is seeking a Procurement Officer to join their team. As Procurement Officer you will be responsible for managing suppliers to drive savings and improved service delivery across a variety of indirect categories of spend.

As Procurement Officer your key responsibilities will be:

  • Support and / or lead sourcing process
  • Negotiate advantageous terms and conditions, creating value for cost-effectiveness, higher quality and more flexibility
  • Develop and implement initiatives for cost optimisation, supplier consolidation, simplification, service delivery/quality improvements, process efficiency and value increase
  • Deliver short term tactical cost savings whilst supporting the wider objective of building a sustainable category Procurement strategy
  • Build effective relationships with key stakeholders through proactive engagement, collaborative working practices and a lean and flexible approach to work
  • Work in close alignment with the global procurement team
  • To provide subject matter expertise to senior stakeholders and share knowledge and experience with the wider Procurement team

Skills and experience required:

  • Broad Indirect Procurement experience and/or specific knowledge in respective procurement categories (e.g. Claims, HR, Engineering, Data, Operations, Facilities, Finance, Marketing
  • Experience in sourcing and procurement processes and tools e.g. Ariba (preferred, not essential)
  • Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent) and/or CIPS qualified (or working towards)
  • Strong commercial, analytical and project management skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence senior stakeholders across the business
  • Takes ownership and shepherds projects to optimal conclusion

In applications we will be looking for:

  • Impeccable communication skills
  • Ability to work practically and with agility in a changing environment
  • Strong negotiation skills and supplier management skills

Benefits of the Procurement Officer role include:

  • £25-35,000
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working

To discuss the Procurement Officer role in more depth please contact Hannah Abraham at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to or call +44 (0) 7425 489 269| +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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