Sourcing Specialist | Financial Services | East Sussex

An innovative FTSE 100 financial services company with transformation and change high on its agenda is seeking a Sourcing Specialist to join its capable and well-established procurement function.

Reporting to the Head of Sourcing, you’ll provide specific competitive sourcing and buying capability as required across the entire category management spectrum playing a key role in helping to build out proactive sourcing plans. 

The position will span all procurement engagements with a specific focus on elements of the procurement cycle applicable to sourcing such as tenders, RFIs and statements of work/contract and commercial negotiations. 

As Sourcing Specialist your key responsibilities will be:

  • Carrying out and owning applicable sourcing and procurement activities aligned with category plans
  • Leveraging digital technologies to drive competition and reduce cost
  • Leveraging digital workflows to look for leakage and new sourcing opportunities
  • Identifying new category sourcing projects/opportunities based on pipeline or wider market/category intelligence
  • Negotiating required contracts and statements of work to the required standard and aligned to policy and best practice
  • Aligning with the new supplier and P2P processes to leverage spend and sourcing impact
  • Ensuring procurement activity and supplier relationships are managed in line with the company’s customer experience and treating customers fairly policy

Skills and experience:

  • MCIPs or studying towards desirable
  • Good procurement/sourcing experience required as well as the ability to draft and negotiate applicable contracts to the required level
  • Experience in sourcing/procurement processes and supporting tools
  • Experience in contract negotiation & drafting
  • Ability to independently draft / review contracts / SoWs
  • Cross category knowledge
  • Negotiation experience
  • Commercial negotiation experience and awareness

Benefits of the Sourcing Specialist role include:

  • £35-44,000 
  • Up to a 25% bonus
  • Private medical
  • 15% pension (total contribution)
  • 25 days holiday Bonus

How to apply

To discuss the Sourcing Specialist role in more depth please contact James Dobbin at Procurement Heads by emailing your CV to james@procurementheads.com or call +44 (0) 7785 622635 | +44 (0) 1962 869838. Enquiries are all handled confidentially.

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