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Procurement Specialist

RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorOther
Salary£200 to £260 per day
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted28 July 2017

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A leading and growing financial services business is currently seeking a Procurement Specialist to join their fast paced team which will allow you to gain global exposure and be a part of multiple projects across IT and Non-IT categories. Procurement within this business is well received and working on a proactive approach. You will have a generalist Buyer background with a can-do attitude with end-to-end procurement lifecycle experience.

A leading Financial Services business is currently seeking a Procurement Specialist who will report directly into the Head of Vendor Management to help deliver on their category plans and assisting on all procurement activities across the business. You will have a proven track record across all indirect categories in a tactical and / or strategic function whilst having strong influential/ negotiation stakeholder management competencies.

Key responsibilities:
  • To gather cost baseline data during inception stage and manage the complete procurement lifecycle process of a number of projects
  • Run relevant procurement processes for projects
  • Support Procurement Manager with reporting, process control and vendor management database
  • To provide best practice procurement support to selected commercial activity including managing RFP process, managing contract implementation / transition, post implementation benefit tracking and reporting on contract compliance, and supplier relationship management
  • Actively manage and develop key strategies for supplier and contract management including negotiations and tendering
  • Identify areas where new processes could be introduced as well as cost saving opportunities

Key requirements:
  • CIPS qualification would be advantageous
  • Relevant experience within a generalist or Procurement Specialist role
  • Good communication skills to implement and communicate benefits at senior level
  • Proven interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills to provide solutions and win-win scenarios
  • Numeric with an understanding of financial reporting tools
  • Able to develop good working relationships with external and internal stakeholders
  • Results-driven with strong organisational skills to meet strict deadlines

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Procurement Specialist to be an active member in the team that has a number of current procurement projects that you will be a part of. This is a 6 month interim role that will term permanent thereafter.

If you are a driven, determined and experienced candidate who has excellent eye for detail in a measured capacity whilst delivering on a tight deadline to deliver strategic initiatives, apply today or call 0207 509 8627 to speak to Melanie Robinson for a confidential discussion.

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