What does being a Sourcing Specialist involve?
You will lead many 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 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.
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
Demonstrate optimum use of E-sourcing systems in all RFX activities
Produce 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 business awareness.
Some experience negotiating and drafting contracts, financial modelling and market analysis.
Someone with an 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.
Direct Line Group is an equal opportunity employer, and we think diversity of background and thinking is a big strength in our people. We're delighted to feature as one of the UK's Top 50 Inclusive Employers and are committed to making our business an inclusive place to work, where everyone can be themselves and succeed in their careers.
We know you're more than a CV, and the things that make you, you, are what bring potential to our business. We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any adjustments to our recruitment process, please speak to the 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.