Procurement Specialist
Direct Line Group
4d ago

What does being a Sourcing Specialist involve?

The role has responsibility for leading a number of varied Sourcing projects across the wide remit of the Household and Property team.

Alongside this, you will support, and potentially lead, the development of category plans through the analysis of data and the gathering of market and business intelligence, bringing together supplier, competitor and industry knowledge, and working to identify and lead opportunities that deliver commercial, customer and operational benefit.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead many Sourcing projects with a range of complexity and subject matter, including understanding requirements, developing the Sourcing approach and implementing it through to contract signature.
  • Develop relationships with partners around the business in your capacity as 'trusted advisor".
  • Plan for, and leading, both commercial and contractual negotiations following DLG Governance parameters, whilst ensuring all relevant partners are consulted and informed
  • Establish a network across relevant departments, influencing maximum take up of opportunities through the use of data analysis and market intelligence
  • Demonstrating consistent and optimum use of E-sourcing systems in all RFX activities
  • Producing Contract Approval Papers (and supporting financial models) to support Sourcing activity and to illustrate commercial advantages and recommendations
  • What we are looking for :

  • Someone who has good commercial acumen and business awareness.
  • Some experience negotiating and drafting contracts, financial modelling and market analysis.
  • A problem solver with proven ability to navigate and interpret multiple data sources to support development of sourcing and category plans
  • Ways of Working

    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 working environment that we can offer.

    We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, can bring 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.

    We also offer a range of benefits which include : 9% employer contributed pension, Company bonus, 50% off Home, Motor and Pet insurance, free travel insurance, free breakdown cover, flexible rewards including dental, health, life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance and the chance to buy / sell holidays.


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