Procurement Business Partner

Thames Ditton, UK
19 May 2019
24 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SHL helps companies optimize performance and productivity through deep people insights. Our market-leading people analytics and technology equip leaders and their teams to make confident, data-driven talent decisions that lead to stronger business outcomes.

We anticipate, and help organizations solve, their most pressing talent challenges. Our science, innovation, rigor and commitment to proving business outcomes make us a trusted partner to organizations across the globe. SHL helps our customers win, and we need highly motivated people to join our dynamic global team. We're driven by Strong Connections, Curiosity, Fearless Innovation, and Impact. More at

SHL has a 3rd party spend of approximately £35 million across 2,000 suppliers. Based in the head office, the Procurement team supports in a devolved model, the 30 global offices to manage and reduce costs in all areas, and mitigate risks to the business. We are now seeking a Procurement Business Partner to report into the Global Head of Procurement to support the cost control and management of 3rd party partners across SHL.

Key Accountabilities:
  • To support the cost control and management of 3rd party partners across SHL.
  • Assist in the establishment of Centre of Excellence to maximise the value provided by suppliers to SHL.
  • Identification and execution of opportunities to reduce costs and streamline purchasing processes.
  • Development of a robust compliance and security strategy across the company (over 20 Business Units in as many countries), and through the supply chain.
  • Minimise risks to SHL Group whilst allowing the entrepreneurial character of the business to flourish.
  • Ensuring the effective control of SHL costs at all points of the supplier lifecycle.
  • Day to day handling of queries and questions raised through the Procurement Helpdesk.
  • Liaising with Accounts Payable, and other Finance stakeholders. Managing and resolving day to day supplier queries in a timely manner.
  • Supporting the advocacy of the Procurement function across the business.
  • Other duties as outlined by the Head of Procurement.

Knowledge and skills:
  • MCIPS qualified graduate ideally.
  • 5-8 years' experience of strategic procurement and supply chain management.
  • Proven track record of effective savings and cost reduction across indirect spend areas.
  • Strong commercial and negotiations skills.
  • Microsoft Office IT literacy.
  • Previous experience of working in a global multi-site procurement role.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; the role will influence the behaviour of colleagues across the business.
  • Ability to review supplier contracts and documentation, with support from the Legal team when necessary.
  • Detail-conscious and well-organised and able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to demonstrate tangible results through working with the organization, not against it.

What SHL can Offer You:
  • A culture comprised of diverse, global teams who have a passion for collaboration and client service.
  • A comprehensive benefits package from day one.
  • Support, coaching, and on-the-job development to achieve career success.
  • The ability to engage, influence, and impact a broad array of the world's leading executives.

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