Beaumont Select

Senior Buyer – Legal

UK Wide, Home Working available
Competitive Salary + bonus + benefits + home working
12 Mar 2018
12 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Buyer – Legal opportunity with a leading financial services organisation; with flexible/home working available.  Our client are going through an exciting period of change and are looking to add to their busy team, opportunities for career development are excellent.

An exciting Senior Buyer opportunity for a capable and motivated Sourcing professional who enjoys an amount of autonomy and is capable of managing their own time and is comfortable working with a virtual team. The head office is based in the Dorset/Hants area, but office bases are available across the UK and the client is comfortable with someone being permanently home based.

You will be responsible for working with Stakeholders across the business, ensuring that sourcing activity within the Legal category is delivered effectively and contracts are reviewed and negotiated. There will be some travel required.

This is a great role which will offer you development opportunities, ensuring you’re ready for the next step into category management.

**You will need to posses some experience in Indirects Services Procurement derived in a blue chip environment **

You’ll utilise the Business Sourcing Process, whilst guaranteeing maximum value and innovation. It will be your responsibility to ensure that contracts remain in force, and are effective and kept up to date with market trends, price, customer service competitiveness and regulatory change.

You’ll lead negotiations on a variety of mid/high value opportunities within your category, as well as manage the running of RFx and e-Auctions. (£30m - £130m)

Key Accountabilities of the Senior Buyer – Legal Role

  • Responsible for contract reviews and Sourcing activity, utilising the Business Sourcing Process (BSP) including developing, issuing, and scoring RFI/P as required to ensure value in the marketplace
  • Engaging proactively with stakeholders to ensure best value solutions and all relevant legal/regulatory/technical requirements are included in our requirements to the market and subsequently embedded in our contract with the successful supplier
  • Support the Senior/Category Manager by continually reviewing the efficacy, efficiency and security of current supply arrangements, ensuring that contracts remain in force, effective and up to date with market trends, price, customer service competitiveness and regulatory change
  • Manage the creation of purchase order requisitions, correctly aligned to the spend categories and nominal ledger codes
  • Work collaboratively with the Procurement Practice Team to maximise throughput of activity through the BSP and capacity planning, ensuring quality focused results are produced
  • Leverage the use of existing goods/services on the Preferred Supplier Lists, ensuring demand is challenged and then matched to existing product within its inventory before any steps are taken to go to market
  • Lead negotiations on mid/high value opportunities. You will have the required skills to draft contracts and appropriate schedules using a suite of approved templates/clauses
  • Ensure that the above delivers end-to-end commercial, contractual and relationship lifecycle value, specifically ensuring that optimum routes on business requirements are developed
  • Understand cost drivers and value levers when formulating specifications, ensuring value levers are a central part of Procurement activity

Your Background:

  • Ideally experienced with legal sourcing, but would also consider someone with experience in sourcing in another category or in the legal profession. 
  • You should also have demonstrable stakeholder management skills as well as relationship management with internal and external parties.
  • You must have a strong commercial acumen.
  • Self-started and can demonstrate your ability to work autonomously.
  • Exposure to the Financial Services or Insurance industry would be advantageous.

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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