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Job Title

Sourcing Manager

Reference13974358001_587764
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityLondon
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted30 November 2018

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Sourcing Manager specialising in the knowledge and information category. The candidate will deal with subscriptions to vital legal resources for the wider business.

Client Details

The client are a multinational law firm headquartered in London, Canary Wharf, and a member of the "Magic Circle" of leading London law firms. It is one of the ten largest law firms in the world measured both by number of lawyers and revenue. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an award winning business who are regarded as one of the best law firms in the world.

Description

As a member of the wider Procurement team the Information Sourcing Manager is expected to contribute to ongoing Procurement improvement reviews and may be required to pick up additional activities outside of the category scope of this role.



This role may require infrequent travel to other global offices but it is expected that most work will be undertaken within the London office.



The successful sourcing manager will have to lead medium to strategic and key tactical Procurement sourcing project, end to end.



To deliver cost savings and performance improvements through commercial renewal, optimisation and negotiation.



To forge relationships with key Knowledge & Information stakeholders within the Practice.



To advise and support others on best practice regarding commercial aspects of supplier negotiations, supplier selection and act as an escalation point for managing and resolving disputes.



To undertake Procurement training for the wider firm/business.



To assist in trialling of new products or services within Information Sourcing.



To build and continually review the information around databases and subscription provided to the Practice.



To provide guidance and support to other members within the team when undertaking Procurement projects.



To negotiate commercial and contract terms with suppliers.



To act as a strategic advisor to the firm for all Procurement related areas.



To own and manage some strategic relationships with the Category.



To manage and monitor compliance and adherence to the Firms procurement policies.





Profile

Skills:

Ability to negotiate contract terms and mark-up agreements.

Ability to demonstrate a consistent delivery of cost savings and value add in past roles.

Ability to analyse supplier pricing and proposals.

Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.


Experience:

Strong experience of leading large, complex Procurement projects from end to end.

Experience in building and implementing category strategies across some category areas.

Experience of managing and influencing difficult stakeholders and suppliers.

Experience of working and delivering within a comparable complex global firm or organization.


Knowledge:


A good understanding of Procurement best practice, process and tools.


Qualifications:

Qualified to degree level, MCIPS or a recognised procurement qualification is desirable.



Job Offer

Highly competitive salary and benefits package

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