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Sourcing Manager

Churchill Court, BR1 1DP
Permanent
Full time
Ref:R-6524

Direct Line Group is an ambitious company employing thousands of people throughout the UK. We’re proud to be one of Britain's leading general insurers, offering millions of customers decades of experience and knowledge. In the history of modern insurance, there has never been a bigger time for change than now and we work hard to make sure our well known brands –Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, NIG and Green Flag are making insurance easier and better value for our customers. We know we can’t do this without our brilliant people who we reward for ideas and thinking as well as results because that’s how we can achieve amazing things – for our customers and for each other. 

What we’re looking for:

We have a vacancy for a Sourcing Manager within our Procurement Supply Chain division in our Motor and Rescue Category. You'll be able to demonstrate extensive sourcing experience; a category expert who has a keen insight and understanding of business requirements on a 1-3 year horizon, across your portfolio of categories. A commercial leader who has utilised excellent project management skills to lead complex areas of spend.

You’ll need to use your competitor and industry knowledge to drive innovation and commercial value.

Who you will be working with:

Within the last few years the team has built a new specialist operating model combining Commercial Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Development into a single centralised function. We’ve found these improvements have resulted in efficiencies and increased collaboration across the board, achieving better results, and a 2018 CIPS Award nomination for Most Improved Procurement Operation – Step change!

What you’ll be doing:

  • Direct responsibility for development and delivery of sourcing and contracting strategies across a portfolio of complex and strategic categories and suppliers
  • Accountable for the delivery of all sourcing activity (individual and any direct reports, including RFX, RFP, complex supplier negotiations and contracting)
  • Category Management and compliance
  • Leading and implementing contractual arrangements that are aligned with supplier and relationship strategies
  • Liaising with senior partners to influence and define the contracting and sourcing strategy development and implementation.
  • You will be responsible for all DLG’s external supplier spend within the designated category of expertise, driving breakthrough results for DLG through effective development and delivery of sourcing and contracting strategies.

What we’ll give you:

We’re always encouraging internal development and you’ll have access to loads of learning opportunities, events and conferences to build your industry knowledge. DLG reached number 35 on Glassdoor’s top places to work in 2018, because of our working culture, dedication and passion for developing our colleagues; a place where you can truly build a long-lasting career.

Career benefits and rewards

Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:

  • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do.
  • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead!
  • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard)
  • Attractive holiday entitlement
  • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance
  • Free Travel insurance
  • Free Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance
  • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers
  • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant  high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.


Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.

Life at Direct Line Group

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