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Procurement Excellence Lead

Procurement Excellence Lead

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package

  • Contact:

    Alex Steel

  • Contact email:

    alex.steel@1st-executive.com

  • Salary high:

    70000

  • Salary low:

    60000

  • Job ref:

    691191a_1710171685

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2024-04-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Role: Procurement Excellence Lead

Salary: Up to £70K + Bonus + Pension + Private Medical

Location: London (3 Days p/w on site mandated)

Are you looking for an exciting and newly created role where you will work to gain the wider trust and confidence of the business, working as part of a relatively greenfield procurement team? If this sounds like you, this is a superb opportunity to play an integral part in building a function that adds value and the business relies on.

Our client is one of the world's leading speciality insurers who are committed to delivering on their commitments, with a desire to grow and provide creative and innovative solutions to their clients. They are forward-thinking and innovative in every respect, and continually improving their customer-focused business and providing systems, solutions and technology to enable seamless growth and business innovation. This means having the best people capability to apply to these challenges. Part of their evolution involves growing their team, and bringing in a range of views, perspectives and backgrounds that will allow them to deliver this forward-looking culture, that relies upon open and trusting relationships, and a shared vision for that continual improvement. They aspire to build an environment where new perspectives are encouraged and where resilience, fresh ideas and different opinions are valued.

In this role you will advise and guide the team in rolling out and refining the procurement processes and ways of working across the business as the scope of the team increases from primarily being an IT based function to supporting the entirety of the business across the UK and Europe. This is a key role within the team, presenting an exciting opportunity for the right individual to grow and broaden their career in Procurement and get a wide variety of exposure not only in improving internal processes, capabilities and systems but also supporting sourcing projects and third-party risk.

In this role you will:

  • Be the first point of contact for day-to-day Procurement activity. Managing requests from across the business
  • Ensure a standardised P2P process is available across the business and supporting the team and partners to deliver against this process
  • Provide best practice advice in identifying and delivering process improvements
  • Lead on P2P process support and ongoing optimisation of the end to end process

Key requirements:

  • Strong clear communication skills coupled with excellent stakeholder management ability
  • Experience of improving the full Procurement lifecycle and associated Policy, P2P processes and systems
  • Comfortable taking accountability for process and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Experience of Contract Management Systems
  • Experience of Amazon Business and Marketplace
  • Familiar with professional services contracts and software agreements
  • Comfortable dealing with supplier queries and questions
  • Power BI or advanced Excel skills
  • CIPS qualifications or looking to obtain
  • Ideally you will have knowledge and technical understanding of general Insurance
  • An understanding of the Speciality Insurance Market is desirable.

To find out more please send your CV to: alex.steel@1st-executive and we can arrange an initial chat.

Interviews will take place ASAP.