Sourcing Specialist

Sourcing Specialist Fareham, England

Zurich Insurance
Full Time Fareham, England 50000 - 12.04 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

IT Sourcing Specialist - (Part-Time, Job-Share, Full-Time)
Salary: Circa £50,000 depending on experience plus an excellent benefits package
Location: Swindon or Fareham with remote working

The opportunity:

If are you a results-oriented, commercially minded technology sourcing manager with a proven track record of success in IT sourcing, then this is the ideal opportunity for you to join us in the UK Procurement and Vendor Management (PVM) Team. You will support the sourcing, management, and delivery of new IT Services to support the overall strategic goals whilst delivering in line with our PVM strategy.
  • Key accountabilities; responsible for new and supplier onboarding and ongoing supplier due diligence and use of specific toolset (Synergi) and support business in the approval process for contracts (Docusign) and also for uploading new contracts into the repository (Coupa). Use of other e-procurement tools (e-auction, etc.) as required.
  • Negotiate and write IT procurement contracts for both new deals and renewals in all aspects of the category.
  • Provide ongoing advice and guidance and support to the business internally on all procurement matters and processes.
  • Run/support on, as required, various sourcing events (RFP, e-auction, one-to-one supplier negotiations) about key procurement projects (renewals, new license purchases, professional services engagements) specific to software.
  • Cost savings/financial targets – contribute to overall financial targets of sourcing and procurement via achieving cost savings in line with group savings methodology.
Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

What are we looking for?

Chances are you have a broad range of experience gained in either a Sourcing environment, in something like procurement or contract management, with a high level of commercial acumen and delivery focus? You may have worked within a regulated environment and understand the intricacies of managing suppliers and contracts within the guidelines and frameworks laid out. BUT what matters is that you’re eager to learn and are highly motivated with a drive and ability to succeed at any given task. You’re at the stage of your career where you’re resilient and positive so if things don’t always go to plan, it won’t phase you!

You organise like a pro, with a natural drive to analyse current practices and to plan and track projects. An absolute devil for the detail, you can brief others and balance priorities in a fluid, fast-paced environment. You know how to work to smash incredibly tight deadlines and apply sharp attention to process, detail and quality. Last but not least, you’re a real team player that can flex your approach and know instinctively how to get the very best out of everyone!

It’ll come with great autonomy. But you won’t be alone. We have a great team within Procurement and Vender Management who you’ll be able to draw on for support.

This role is available part-time, job-share or full-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time. Please talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you may need.

Your skills and experience:

  • Relevant professional IT qualifications (ITIL).
  • IT Procurement experience (min 3 years) preferred.
  • IT background preferred.
  • Experience in sourcing and managing contracts and 3rd party suppliers in a regulated environment is desirable.
  • Effective problem solver, ability to quickly assess technical escalations.
  • High level of commercial knowledge with sound business acumen, and the ability to assess and interpret contractual terms whilst aligning to the business objectives – essential.
  • Strong and effective Meeting Management skills are essential.
  • High level of communication influencing and negotiation skills, coupled with an ability to build relationships at all levels of the organisation.
  • Good interpersonal and networking skills, and highly articulate team player.
  • Strong delivery focus with an ability to help others get on board quickly with changing priorities.

As an inclusive employer, we want to ensure that all candidates feel comfortable and can perform at their best during the interview. You’ll have the opportunity to let us know of any reasonable adjustment or practical support needed when you apply.

Who we are:

At Zurich, we aspire to be one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world and the best global insurer. Together we’re creating a brighter future for our customers, our people and our planet.

With over 55,000 employees in more than 170 countries, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company that is a long-standing player in the insurance industry.

We’ve made a promise to each other and every employee; to focus on sustainable impact, to care about each other’s wellbeing, to use our diverse expertise to be curious and optimistic and to develop the skills needed for our future.

If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. Be part of something great.

Our Culture:

At Zurich, our sense of community is strong and we’re particularly passionate about diversity and inclusion, which we’ve won numerous awards for. We want our people to bring the whole of themselves to work and ensure everybody is made to feel welcome, regardless of their background, beliefs or culture. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our customers, and so are committed to treating all of our applicants fairly and with respect, irrespective of their actual or assumed background, disability or any other protected characteristic.
We have an environment that places real importance on our people’s well-being from a physical, mental, social and financial perspective. We work with our well-being partners and industry experts to provide the best advice and access to a wealth of lifestyle support. We’re also committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.
We’re passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity. Our charitable arm, Zurich Community Trust, is one of the longest-established corporate trusts in the UK. In that time, we’ve awarded grants and volunteered time to deserving causes in the UK valued at over £90 million.

So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. #LI-Hybrid

About Zurich Insurance

CEO: Mario Greco
Revenue: $10+ billion (USD)
Size: 1001 to 5000 Employees
Type: Company - Private
Year Founded: 1872

Sourcing Specialist
Zurich Insurance
London, United Kingdom
Mario Greco
$10+ billion (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees
Company - Private
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