Sourcing Manager - Open to flexibility

Location
Bristol
Salary
£43,000 - £56,680 + car, flex
Posted
10 Mar 2017
Closes
25 Mar 2017
Ref
591229
Contact
Lloyds Banking Group
Contract Type
Permanent

The Group is striving to be the best bank for customers and to help Britain prosper. We're all responsible for the long-term success of the company - through our individual roles, activities and achievements. Here in Group Sourcing, we help our business source goods and services in the right way that maximises value for all our customers.

Our Group Sourcing Function consists of 11 teams of business focused specialists, who manage, support and advise Lloyds Banking Group on all sourcing activity. We work collaboratively with business units across the Group providing transformational solutions to suit their needs, in line with cost management principles. This covers all external spend, from small purchases to major investment programmes, as well as enabling systems and processes.

The Professional Services Sourcing team are responsible for the end to end management of all third party professional services expenditure across the Group. This area of spend includes Legal, Management Consultancy and Professional Fees. The nature of spend often means that our executive stakeholders take a significant interest in our sourcing activity.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sourcing Manager to join the Professional Services Consultancy & Audit team. In this role, you'll partner with the business to drive value from suppliers, and lead on the supplier relationship management activity.

You'll assist in the development of category strategies, taking direction to help manage the cost base by delivering opportunities that drive cost out via demand management, simplifying specifications and strengthening supplier relationships to mitigate risk and improve performance. This is a role that matters as you'll be responsible for inputting into category and sub-category strategies, reflecting external market conditions whilst optimising the cost of ownership to deliver sustainable strategic direction for the business.

You'll help to identify best practices, ascertain customers future requirements where appropriate respond to changes in the internal and external environment to secure best value from third party expenditure.

You'll be an experienced sourcing professional who can drive forward a changing business model in this high profile area. You will be an expert in influencing and engaging senior stakeholders and have experience in preferably professional services sourcing.

Making you feel valued is important to us, so in exchange for your sourcing expertise and technical capability, we offer a competitive salary and generous reward package in an environment that provides continuous learning and development and a career that's full of opportunity. In terms of locations, you could join one of our hub sites in Bristol, Edinburgh, or London. We support the principles of agile working and will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

So, if this role sounds of interest and you feel you have the skills we're seeking then we'd really like to hear from you.