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    If you are looking for an opportunity to join a thriving organisation where you can make a difference within your role, take pride in your work and be part of a team that is taking the company into a new and exciting era, then please keep reading.

    Our client is the leading commercial sourcing agency delivering contract savings to corporations across all verticals via an aligned membership and utilising the power of the collective spend scale. You will be responsible for negotiating industry leading international agreements. Ensuring best in class industry pricing and contract terms and conditions.

    Key Duties

    • Category Knowledge
      • Understand or demonstrate an aptitude to learn the product categories assigned and how end-users interface with the products/services
    • Supplier Knowledge
      • With guidance from manager, you will use knowledge about supplier to execute strategies, create leverage, and mitigate risks.
    • Strategy Development, Validation and Risk Mitigation
      • For assigned categories, you will develop the strategy with the support of their manager, seeking guidance for risk issues and agreeing on risk mitigation strategies.
    • Sourcing Process
      • Under general supervision, you will being responsible for the sourcing process for their assigned categories. This includes market research, bid preparation, RFI, strategy development & validation, SQ, RFP/ITT, contract negotiations, and contract launch
    • Supplier and Customer Relationship Management
      • Oversee the supplier relationship during the sourcing process. Participate in supplier business reviews and reviews new products/technologies/services as they arise in assigned categories
    • Communications
      • Facilitate conversations with internal stakeholders during project kick-off to gather feedback, opinions, and alignment of resource needs to meet contracting initiative timelines
    • Collaboration
      • Collaboration required with functional team throughout sourcing process
    • Financial & Operational Goals
      • Meet financial & operational goals in the annual contracting plan
    • Customer Service
      • Work with Portfolio Leads to resolve supplier and/or customer issues

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

    • Relevant work experience in procurement including:
      • strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, supplier and customer relationship management and understanding of the sourcing process. Strong analytical skills with the ability to create or interpret potentially complex financial models
    • Demonstrate consistently good attention to detail
    • Understand and interpret complex instructions, proposals, and contract language
    • Listen and separate ancillary information from the primary content being communicated, ask appropriate questions to clarify and confirm understanding
    • Excellent oral, written communication skills and presentation skills
    • Solid knowledge of all MS Office Products, proficient in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

    The Role

    • Monday - Friday 9-5
    • Hybrid - 2 days working from home
    • Salary up to £40k depending on experience
    • Private medical insurance (after successful probation period)

    Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

    If you are looking for an opportunity to join a thriving organisation where you can make a difference within your role, take pride in your work and be part of a team that is taking the company into a new and exciting era, then please keep reading.

    Our client is the leading commercial sourcing agency delivering contract savings to corporations across all verticals via an aligned membership and utilising the power of the collective spend scale. You will be responsible for negotiating industry leading international agreements. Ensuring best in class industry pricing and contract terms and conditions.

    Key Duties

    • Category Knowledge
      • Understand or demonstrate an aptitude to learn the product categories assigned and how end-users interface with the products/services
    • Supplier Knowledge
      • With guidance from manager, you will use knowledge about supplier to execute strategies, create leverage, and mitigate risks.
    • Strategy Development, Validation and Risk Mitigation
      • For assigned categories, you will develop the strategy with the support of their manager, seeking guidance for risk issues and agreeing on risk mitigation strategies.
    • Sourcing Process
      • Under general supervision, you will being responsible for the sourcing process for their assigned categories. This includes market research, bid preparation, RFI, strategy development & validation, SQ, RFP/ITT, contract negotiations, and contract launch
    • Supplier and Customer Relationship Management
      • Oversee the supplier relationship during the sourcing process. Participate in supplier business reviews and reviews new products/technologies/services as they arise in assigned categories
    • Communications
      • Facilitate conversations with internal stakeholders during project kick-off to gather feedback, opinions, and alignment of resource needs to meet contracting initiative timelines
    • Collaboration
      • Collaboration required with functional team throughout sourcing process
    • Financial & Operational Goals
      • Meet financial & operational goals in the annual contracting plan
    • Customer Service
      • Work with Portfolio Leads to resolve supplier and/or customer issues

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

    • Relevant work experience in procurement including:
      • strategic sourcing, contract negotiation, supplier and customer relationship management and understanding of the sourcing process. Strong analytical skills with the ability to create or interpret potentially complex financial models
    • Demonstrate consistently good attention to detail
    • Understand and interpret complex instructions, proposals, and contract language
    • Listen and separate ancillary information from the primary content being communicated, ask appropriate questions to clarify and confirm understanding
    • Excellent oral, written communication skills and presentation skills
    • Solid knowledge of all MS Office Products, proficient in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

    The Role

    • Monday - Friday 9-5
    • Hybrid - 2 days working from home
    • Salary up to £40k depending on experience
    • Private medical insurance (after successful probation period)

    Randstad Business Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Business Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.