Procurement Specialist

Recruiter
Slater & Gordon LLP
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
17 May 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Procurement Specialist

Manchester

We are currently recruiting for a commercially astute procurement professional to join a new procurement function, based in our flagship, centrally located Manchester office. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with experience of managing portfolio projects to play a pivotal role in supporting the business objectives and strategy, under the guidance of our national procurement manager.

Responsibilities to include:

Supporting the national procurement manager in delivering projects and continuously improving the function

  • Ensuring all information is evidenced based and available for access by the procurement team to support any subsequent audits

  • Achieving business sign off for all procurement initiatives and project implementation

  • Ensuring full engagement and collaboration with key stakeholders and cross functional teams

  • Identifying new initiatives for continuous improvement throughout the process life cycle

  • Ensuring that all procurement activity is in line with business code of conduct, procurement and supplier management policy and governance, being fair, objective and transparent

  • Undertaking due diligence to ensure that preferred suppliers satisfy the firms selection criteria/benchmarks

About You:

  • Knowledge and experience of strategic procurement including category management principles

  • Understanding of complex and service commercial contracts

  • Strong commercial and negotiation skills

  • Effective influencing and persuasions skills building great working relationships with diverse stakeholders across the business

  • Hardworking with the ability to adapt to change quickly

  • Positive team player

What we offer in return:

In return we offer a competitive salary with market leading benefits, a positive and inviting work environment, exposure to industry specialists and the fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding and successful career with an award winning law firm.

About us:

Slater and Gordon are a leading consumer law firm and our mission is to give people easier access to world class legal services. The firm provides specialist legal and complementary services in a broad range of areas and our clients are the centre of it all.

How to apply:

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