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Sourcing Specialist - French Speaking

Reference2643260001_460118
RecruiterRobert Walters
Industry SectorManagement Consulting, Services
Salary£400 to £550 per day
Town/CityLondon
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent or Interim
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted19 July 2017

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A well-known procurement business process outsourcing / consultancy business is seeking a Sourcing Specialist who is a native French speaker to develop and implement strategy plans on behalf of their client.



A consultancy business is currently seeking a dynamic, experienced and client-focused individual to join the London team as a Sourcing Specialist - French speaking. You will have a strong level of experience of the end-to-end sourcing lifecycle and will cover a broad range categories such as Real Estate Services, Marketing, Travel, Professional Services and IT leveraging commodity experts within the business for technical expertise.



Key Responsibilities:

  • Primarily supporting all sourcing activities in France, as well as supporting the UK when required
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with the business clients and being lead interface for non UK markets
  • Leading assigned sourcing initiatives, which vary in terms of scope and scale leveraging broader team technical expertise and resource as needed
  • Conducting market tenders and managing the evaluation across a cross-functional team to determine supplier selection
  • Understanding business requirements and shaping deals to meet those requirements
  • Negotiating deals to achieve optimal commercial terms
  • Drafting contracts based on standard terms and conditions
  • Building relationships with key suppliers
  • Maintaining market awareness for assigned categories and contributing to sourcing area plans



Key Requirements:

  • Educated to University standard or equivalent - MCIPS desirable
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in sourcing across the various categories (Real Estate, Facilities, Marketing, Travel, Professional Services and IT)
  • Proven capability of running multi-million pound sourcing projects
  • Experience in understanding contracts and ability in contract drafting, with limited requirement for specialist legal support
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Client/stakeholder focus within the corporate environment with the gravitas to influence senior stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, often to tight deadlines, and deliver results
  • Experience in working with market leading sourcing tools and systems
  • Professional team player, motivated and highly flexible
  • Fluency in French – spoken and written is essential



This is a fantastic opportunity for a Sourcing Specialist - French speaking to work on a multi million sourcing initiatives in a client facing role across categories. If you are fluent in French, have proven experience in multiple categories and are commercially savvy, apply today or call 0207 509 8627 to speak to Melanie Robinson for more information.

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