Senior Procurement Officer (Claims) | Insurance Provider | Surrey

A leading insurance business in Surrey is seeking a Senior Procurement Officer (Claims) to join their Indirects team in the Professional Services department.

As Senior Procurement Officer (Claims) you will be working alongside other departments such as Engineering and Facilities Management.

As Senior Procurement Officer (Claims) your key responsibilities will be:

  • Deliver on agreed targets and service delivery
  • Partner and develop effective relationships with the service team to ensure the right supplier base is in place that delivers the right quality, price & required due diligence
  • Coordinate and lead procurement initiatives and develop category strategy
  • Support on all sourcing and supplier management activities
  • Lead the development and implementation of category strategies and sourcing processes across all business units to ensure the lowest cost of ownership
  • Conduct market analysis, negotiation and contracting activities with suppliers based on strategic aspects
  • Conduct tactical and strategic sourcing projects (including vendor screening) via approved channels and facilitates storage of associated contracts as per agreed processes
  • Manages risk through robust due diligence practices in alignment with existing guidance and processes

Skills and experience required:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a procurement and corporate environment, with experience in claims or insurance being an advantage
  • Excellent stakeholder management, with senior-level exposure
  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering cost savings and other added value
  • Experience of working with Ariba or other strategic sourcing platforms is an advantage
  • Knowledge of contract law and the ability to work alongside the in-house legal team for contract negotiations
  • Professional services / consulting background preferred but not essential
  • Basic understanding of the P2P process, not essential
  • MCIPS – qualified or working towards a qualification – preferred

In applications we will be looking for:

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

Benefits of the Senior Procurement Officer (Claims) role include:

  • £45-50,000
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible benefits
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working

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

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