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Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk

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Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorProfessional Services & Media, Services
Salary£70,000 to £80,000 per annum
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted04 December 2018

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The Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk is the global procurement lead for the all aspects relating to supplier relationship management and supplier related risk. In this global legal firm you will be taking full ownership of the development of implementation of the supplier relationship strategy.

Client Details

My client is leading global legal services firm that is recognised as a market leader in its field and has a procurement department which is proactively building a great reputation within the business and has strong sponsorship from partners and senior exec. My clients offer expertise in the following core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. As a Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk your role will be to ensure that suppliers performing to a high level so that my client can maximise the service they are offering to their end customer.


The key responsibilities of the Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk are:-
  • Ownership of the global Supplier Relationship Management framework; these being guidelines that dictate the required SRM activity that must be carried out by nominated business owners depending on allocated supplier tiering.
  • To be the main Procurement point of contact and strategic advisor for all stakeholders relating to best practice supplier relationship management.
  • To identify and deliver cost savings and performance improvements identified through embedding SRM within the firm.
  • To act as a procurement subject matter expert across all areas of Supplier Relationship Management and supplier related risk.
  • To design and deliver global SRM training for the wider firm/business.
  • To develop and lead initiatives to ensure growing compliance and adherence to the Firms global procurement policies.
  • To review and document all supply chain related risks and outline the approach for management of these.
  • To work closely with IT Risk, Risk and Compliance and IT Vendor Management functions to ensure a joined up and aligned approach in regards to SRM and Supplier Risk Management.
  • To review Procurement related internal risk, outline and implement measures to ensure compliance with Procurement policy globally.
  • To partner with business owners to attend and steer supplier quarterly review meetings for large Tier 1 suppliers if required.


The successful Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk will be able to demonstrate the following:-
  • The ability to work with and influence global internal and external stakeholders at all levels up to COO.
  • The ability to embed SRM process and policy globally via a network of global business owners.
  • Significant SRM subject matter expertise across a number of spend category areas.
  • Advanced experience undertaking SRM activity with large and complex suppliers, including: performance improvement, incident management and quarterly business reviews.
  • Significant experience leading large, complex supplier relationships.
  • Experience in implementing step change improvements within a Procurement function.
  • Significant experience managing and influencing difficult stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Significant past experience of presenting to senior leadership teams and project committees.
  • Experience of working and delivering within a comparable complex global firm or organisation.
  • Some experience of Strategic Sourcing or Global Travel Procurement would be beneficial.
  • A strong understanding of SRM best practice, process and tools and its application to a comparable organisation.

Job Offer

On offer is an excellent to opportunity to join an outstanding legal business based in London as a Senior Procurement Manager - SRM & 3rd Party Risk where you will be helping to drive a procurement function. There is a strong salary on offer with an excellent benefits package and team that it truly collaborative and drives each other on to be successful.

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