Beaumont Select

Strategic Sourcing Lead - Professional Services

£75-90k + car allowance, bonus, pension
20 May 2018
20 Jun 2018
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity for a Senior level Professional Services Sourcing lead in a recently restructured Procurement function. Previous experience within a Financial Services environment is preferred…

Our client, a multinational financial services organisation is going through an exciting re-organisation within its procurement function and is looking for a number of Senior Sourcing specialists.

For more details, please contact us for a full detailed job description and breakdown of the benefits and bonus package.

Basic salary £75,000 to £90,000 + car allowance + benefits + bonus

Strategic Sourcing Lead - Professional Services Purpose:

Advises and supports senior management to effectively and efficiently manage supplier expenditure, delivery and risk management with vendors to attain strategic business goals. This is achieved through determining and implementing sourcing strategies for the designated range of tech categories and providing commercial leadership across all procurement related activities.

Strategic Sourcing Lead - Professional Services Requirements:

  • Procurement experience and strong market knowledge of Professional Services suppliers especially in the areas of Legal, Consultancy, Recruitment amongst others.

  • Educated to degree level

  • Postgraduate procurement accreditation preferred (MCIPS)

  • Minimum ten years sourcing experience in complex markets

  • Proven track record in relevant categories, with comparable levels of spend and complexity

  • Proven capability in negotiating complex sourcing deals with many non-price variables

  • High levels of subject matter expertise, with deep market and vendor knowledge

  • Demonstrable influencing skills and senior stakeholder management (with credibility up to CxO level)

  • Excellent team leadership and communication skills

  • Good procurement transformation experience and change leadership capability

  • Energy, pace and an impeccable track record of delivery

  • Ability to manage cross organisational boundaries and understand political drivers and influencers

  • Familiarity of current and evolving regulatory frameworks by financial regulators

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and influencing skills at the CxO level

  • Works collaboratively and demonstrates sound business, commercial and ethical judgment

  • Experienced in working with global teams in a matrix structure; Strong team building skills, adept at managing conflict

  • Proficient in program management, including stakeholder management

  • Excellent analytical skills, including financial analysis and excel modelling

  • Comfortable in managing competing demands on time, priorities in ambiguous situations

  • Flexibility and balanced outlook is essential

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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