Senior Sourcing & Contract Specialist

  • Permanent
  • Hampshire, South East
  • Posted 30th June 2018
  • £60000 - £65000 per Annum + car allowance, bonus, pension, benefits
  • Ref: SW1227
Senior Sourcing & Contract Specialist
Hampshire
£60-65k + car allowance + bonus + excellent benefits

My client is a market leading Financial Services organisation, and is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive, and dynamic Senior Sourcing and Contract Specialist to work within the UK procurement function. The role will be responsible for the management of procurement activity across all categories and will be a referral point for contractual matters. The role will support all business areas and will include anything from the entire procurement process from spend analysis and market evaluation through to contract creation, negotiation and award.

You will also be required to contribute to Category plans and development of supplier spend data and reporting, supporting the setup of new vendors and data analysis, contract management and policy compliance matters.

Role
*Lead and take accountability for delivery of sourcing services such as deal development and negotiation
*Draft and negotiate Agreements based on both client and supplier templates
*Prepare and disseminate information regarding contract status, compliance, modifications etc
*Coach and advise customer stakeholders as well as relevant supplier management teams
*Responsible for identifying key legal issues that need escalating for review by legal counsel
*Act as the primary contact between the project team and/or business unit and corporate legal counsel
*Own key supplier relationships relevant to the customer if applicable, including issue resolution, driving supplier performance and direction, supporting the supplier governance process
*Identify and assess new solutions, new offerings, challenges and opportunities
*Facilitate discussions between Supplier and the organisation's stakeholders, playing the intermediary role as required
*Contribute to the enhancement of tools, frameworks templates, contract terms and other artefacts
*Maintain and update contract databases and disseminate information as appropriate
*Provide thought leadership in structuring the Supplier Portfolio and Outsourcing deals including pricing methodology

Candidate:
*Recognised industry professional qualification (e.g. CIPS / ISM) or equivalent working experience
*Associate's/Technical degree (or equivalent) and strong procurement / contract management experience
*Proven experience of working within Project Management, Vendor Management, Service Management, Sourcing Advisory, Contract management etc
*Development and knowledge of commercial constructs, standard contract terms
*Working knowledge of regulatory aspects with respect to the organisation's operating environment
*Intimate knowledge of customer contracts between Segments and their strategic suppliers
*Experience in developing high quality documentation, agreements, professional presentations and executive reporting material
*Experience in negotiating technical and commercial contractual material
*Experience of facilitating customer strategy sessions and conduct workshops to identify and create sourcing opportunities
*Leadership skills in a team setting where team members are not direct reports

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