Sourcing Lead

A leading financial services organisation is seeking a Sourcing Lead to join its team.

This role sits within their non-IT procurement team and will be responsible for the creation and implementation of the procurement strategy for select categories. 

The ideal candidate will have proven experience of delivering end-to-end procurement processes within the public sector. 

Their stunning London offices boast an on-site gym, restaurant, and a relaxing, family culture. This role could also be based from either Leeds or Edinburgh.

With all locations, you would be working in the office circa 2 days a week with the rest spent from home.

Key responsibilities of the Sourcing Lead role: 

  • Direct responsibility for the development (and delivery where required) of sourcing and contracting strategies across a portfolio of complex and strategic categories and suppliers
  • Accountable for the delivery of a variety of risk/complexity sourcing activity (individual and any direct reports), including Request for Anything (RFx), supplier negotiations and contracting
  • Ensuring compliance with sourcing policy, public procurement regulations and other applicable regulations as a minimum standard and alignment with business strategy
  • Demonstrating knowledge of markets and sophisticated commercial acumen through all sourcing activities and commercial negotiations
  • Utilise and promote all procurement systems as required across the category, and deliver procurement projects in line with the procurement process and standards

Skills and experience required:

  • Proven experience of delivering end-to-end procurement processes
  • Previous employment in a Procurement team within a Public Sector organisation
  • Internal stakeholder management and working with project Teams
  • Implementation of category strategy plans to provide a 1-3 year plan across the category area, in line with business and objectives
  • Experience of working within the Public Contracts Regulations and delivering procurements under various routes to market
  • Able to actively role model appropriate leadership behaviours, values and technical best practice across procurement
  • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate highly complex information succinctly and in difficult environments, around highly sensitive issues both verbally and written at all levels
  • Membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS) or equivalent (i.e. World CC) or willingness to work towards gaining appropriate level of qualification,  and continuous professional development gaining Chartered status where the necessary CPD has been completed

Benefits of the Sourcing Lead role include:

  • £50-55,000 salary
  • 8-12% non-contributory pension
  • Annual flex account
  • Private medical insurance

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