Senior Procurement Officer – Data

A globally recognised and award-winning financial services organisation is recruiting a Senior Buyer.

With a strong emphasis on upskilling and professional development, the business can offer you CIPS sponsorship together with flexible working, although some travel to its head office on a monthly basis will be required.  
A people-focussed and ambitious company, you will be joining at an exciting time, as it continues to expand both organically and through acquisition with a key focus on adding top talent (like you!) to its Procurement function.
To thrive in this role, you’ll be a qualified Procurement professional who is looking to build on a career within a forward-thinking, blue-chip organisation, working at a strategic level with internal stakeholders/external suppliers to optimise the value delivered for the whole group. 
As Senior Buyer (Data) your key responsibilities will be:

  • Delivering on agreed category targets and service delivery
  • Partnering and developing effective relationships with the category service teams to ensure the right supplier base is in place that delivers the right quality, price and required due diligence
  • Coordinating and leading Procurement initiatives and developing the category strategy, aligned with the Procurement corporate plan and global initiatives and wider projects
  • Supporting all sourcing and supplier management activities
  • Leading the development and implementation of category strategies and sourcing processes across all business units to ensure the lowest cost of ownership
  • Conducting market analysis, negotiation and contracting activities with suppliers based on strategic aspects
  • Conducting tactical and strategic sourcing projects (including vendor screening) via approved channels and facilitates storage of associated contracts as per agreed processes
  • Managing risk through robust due diligence practices in alignment with existing guidance and processes. 

Skills and experience:

To be a success in this role, you will have proven experience of managing/working in procurement, ideally in a challenging corporate environment, as well as the following:

  • Proven track record of identifying and delivering cost savings and other added value benefits
  • Excellent stakeholder management with senior-level exposure
  • Knowledge of Contract Law and ability to work alongside our in-house legal team for contract negotiations
  • Experience in working with Ariba or other strategic e-sourcing platforms is advantageous
  • Basic understanding of the P2P process, but not essential
  • CIPS qualified or working towards qualification (preferred).
  • A business degree is advantageous
  • Full UK driving licence.

Benefits of the Senior Buyer (Data) role include:  

  • £45-50,000
  • CIPS sponsorship
  • Remote working
  • Life cover
  • Discretionary bonus
  • 5% matched pension
  • 4 x life cover
  • 25 days holiday