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Job Description:

Do you have strong all round procurement experience, ideally from within financial services or similar global business?

Our client, a global investment management company, are looking to hire a Procurement Business Partner on an initial 6 month contract.

This is a hybrid role, based in Edinburgh.

Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Degree/or similar standard of education or working towards
  • Experience within in a fast-paced Global Procurement Environment
  • Financially literate - able to understand profit & loss accounts and balance sheets, and understand the importance and impact of cash flow within our business
  • Technologically literate - proven ability to optimise results by leveraging sourcing tools & technology and automated processes
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to challenge the status quo and see the wider holistic picture
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at a senior level.
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement and management skills
  • Highly motivated, confident, credible and trustworthy

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support the execution of procurement plans across in-scope expenditure, consistent with the firm's Procurement strategy and business requirements
  • Meet the needs of the firm in terms of security of supply and regulatory compliance, quality, service, continuous improvement and delivery of best value
  • Develop and support the implementation of procurement systems and solutions to address business requirements and challenges whilst maximising value and ensuring delivery of breakthrough results.
  • Lead high level procurement initiatives including Tenders, RFP's and negotiations, using appropriate procurement systems with legal and business participation.
  • Provide SME procurement input and expertise to contribute to, and enable, the development of Category Strategies
  • Work with the Head of Strategic Sourcing and the Head of Procurement Compliance & Governance to collaborate and engage with key business stakeholders.
  • Work with the Head of Strategic Sourcing and the Head of Procurement Compliance & Governance to manage relationships with key suppliers, to ensure effective supplier and contract management to drive the maximum value
  • Understand regulatory requirements and supplier business strategies to support in the effective management of Third-Party risk.
  • Keep abreast of developments within supply markets to enable competitive analysis and support in the development of risk management and mitigation plans
  • Keep abreast of current procurement techniques and use and deploy them, as appropriate, to ensure areas of responsibility are at the forefront of modern thinking, and proactively support the further development of the Global Procurement function
  • Specific SRM responsibilities as appropriate based on experience and primary category support.

Core-Asset Consulting is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital/civil partner status or pregnancy.

Job reference: 15724

To apply for this vacancy applicants must be eligible to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

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Core-Asset Consulting offers specialist recruitment services to asset management, accounting & finance, asset servicing, legal and the wider financial services sector in Scotland.



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Ian Greep Business Manager, Interim, Temporary & Contract

As Business Manager within Core-Asset Solutions, a division of Core-Asset Consulting, Ian specialises in the recruitment of interim, temporary and contract staff across the financial services and investment sectors in Scotland.

His areas of expertise include Accountancy and Finance roles. Whilst Ian has become a trusted partner for our clients seeking qualified and experienced professionals, Ian also assists graduates in gaining access into the financial sector.

We put people before profit, service before sales and ethics above all.

Betsy Williamson Managing Director

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