Beaumont Select

Senior Sourcing Manager - Professional Services

Kent / London / Surrey
£65-85k + up to 25% target bonus + health + pension
19 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Sourcing Manager for Professional Services with a leading, global and award winning Financial Services business.

Procurement is a relatively new function within this global company; with approximately 35 Procurement staff based across the UK, Continental Europe & Asia Pacific. The team manages approximately $700m of spend split between technology and non-technology categories in 26 countries. The team is currently undertaking an exciting global transformation programme to ensure alignment with the organisations values and priorities.

This is a great place to work; the culture is informal and flexible; and some homeworking may be possible, once you are established in the role. Salary and package are highly competitive.

Purpose of your role:

To deliver global sourcing and procurement initiatives and on-going supply governance/risk management support in the Professional Service category (e.g. management consultancy, strategic consultancy, tax, audit, etc.).

Your key accountabilities:

  • Support the development of global professional service category strategy for ‘active’ management expense line for both supply and demand levers.
  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills are required to ensure you are able to become and been seen as a trusted adviser to the senior business stakeholders.
  • Leading demand challenge and driving innovation, i.e. establishing longer range plans, assessing opportunities and leveraging market developments/industry best practises to drive efficiencies and global cost savings.
  • Driving procurement processes and taking responsibility for leading contract and service level agreement (SLA) negotiations. Ensure clear accountabilities, timelines and deliverables are established; and ongoing status routinely  communicated to projects teams and stakeholders.
  • Assisting and mentoring service owners in managing external supplier relationships in particular the performance management, service delivery, SLA monitoring and reporting;
  • Proactively managing suppliers, services and service extensions in conjunction with business sponsors and other stakeholders to maximise the benefits sought, e.g. financial, operational, risk mitigation etc.;
  • Undertaking supplier and contract management activities, including: facilitating the setup and engaging in / providing oversight of key supplier governance arrangements; managing contractual processes & formal contract changes; supplier benchmarking & financial/risk assessment reviews.
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date of contracts and supplier records are maintained, and commercially sensitive information managed in line with the business’ information security standards.
  • Keeping internal stakeholders informed of procurement activities and progress through collaborative working and pro-active communication.  Establishing an engagement process & maintaining awareness with/alerting stakeholders of potential future procurement activity.
  • Maintaining awareness of industry developments and best practises.  Keeping abreast of potential new supply arrangements, latest products/services from a procurement perspective to prompt and promote innovation in the Company.
  • Drive innovation and the continuous improvement of commercial standards and processes to strengthen procurement disciplines across the FIL organisation to maximise the value derived from / minimise the risk associated with the supply base.

  Your skills and experience:

  • Extensive professional service procurement experience in the Financial Services industry.
  • Strong market and technology knowledge, and evidence of utilising that knowledge to make changes to procurement plans and business decisions.
  • Achieving results through working with senior business executives and procurement specialists embedded in regional business functions around the globe.
  • Procurement function leadership skills – extensive experience of leading concurrent procurement initiatives, contract negotiations, and the management of supply relationships across a range of procurement categories in a global services organisation.
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills both written and verbal, and ability to visualise, articulate ideas and concepts succinctly to senior executive.
  • Demonstrate broad understanding of financial management principles (e.g. TCO, P&L etc) and other quantitative information to ensure procurement outcomes are both financially and qualitatively sound.
  • Experience of running formal Procurement processes on a Global basis.
  • Experience of resolving disputes and commercial contract law concepts and contract term constructs.
  • Strong team working skills, and ability to operate across teams, cultural and organisational boundaries.
  • Experience of working in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise workload with a strong attention to detail and stakeholder management.
  • Business aware and customer focused.
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and procurement leadership skills.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communications. Cantonese/Mandarin/Japanese language skills would be an advantage.
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification/experience.

The role is based in Kent, near Tonbridge, with periodic travel required to offices in Surrey and central London.  


Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency. Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business


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