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Sourcing Specialist - Household & Property

Job Description

Job Description

The role requires a responsibility for leading discreet Sourcing projects and supporting Procurement colleagues on Strategic category wide initiatives. Supports the development of category strategies through the analysis of data and the gathering of market and business intelligence, bringing together supplier, competitor and industry knowledge, and actively working to identify and drive opportunities that deliver commercial benefit.

What you will be doing:

  • Provide procurement support to projects including guidance regarding the procurement process. Leading discreet sourcing initiatives with a range of complexity using best practice methodologies

  • Support and facilitate the process of negotiating and compiling contractual documentation and providing advice regarding the financial sign off and purchase order process

  • Develop credible relationships with key business partners through procurement knowledge, commercial benefit and good communication. Focus on building own reputation and that of the procurement function.

  • Establish an effective network across relevant business functions, influencing maximum take up of opportunities through the use of data analysis and market intelligence

  • Demonstrate consistent and optimum use of E-sourcing systems in all RFX activities and promote the use throughout Procurement and amongst partner network.

  • Ensures governance to all Procurement governance processes including the Strategic Sourcing Approach. Maintain full compliance to all contract governance activities within agreed DLG processes and timescales, ensuring all appropriate parties are consulted and informed.

  • Input to financial business case papers to support procurement activity and to illustrate commercial advantages and sourcing recommendations and seek input from relevant procurement and finance representatives.

  • Obtain through research and analysis financial information regarding an organisations performance including Dun & Bradstreet and other sources pertaining to credit rating and other relevant financial information.

Candidate Description

  • Results driven with good commercial acumen and business awareness,, preferably with a relevant degree, some procurement and/or supply chain experience and or full / part CIPS qualified.

  • Some knowledge of Contracting, Financial Management and market analysis.

  • Analytical problem solver with proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to support development of sourcing plans, negotiation plans and financial / market analysis.

  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work with complexity in cross functional teams. Ability to quickly navigate organisational structures and deal with a broad range of departments on the relevant subject matter.

Employer Description

The Household & Property team are split between sourcing and commercial management professionals based in Leeds and Bromley. They have a range of backgrounds and grades supporting the team's activity from senior managers to specialists. The team works closely to advise the Households Claims part of DLG as well as Corporate Property on all things 3rd party/supplier related whether that's helping the business source new suppliers and services or leading the existing supply base. DLG spends approximately £400m per annum in this area and handles circa100 suppliers., Here at Direct Line Group, we recognise the importance of flexibility, not only in our personal lives but also in the way we work. Our mixed model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone.

How much you'll be in the office depends on your role, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. You can find out more about our flexible working approach or please get in touch with the team to discuss.

Life at DLG

Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and we're committed to making DLG a truly inclusive place to work.

We recognise and embrace that people work in different ways and we'll always adapt as much as possible so you have the best and most comfortable working environment that we can offer. We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, can bring real potential to DLG.

If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.