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Procurement Sourcing Manager

Req ID:
R-16966
Category:
Procurement
Location:
Leeds; Manchester; London
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Procurement Sourcing Manager

London/Leeds - Hybrid

We’ve been helping people carry on with their lives since the 80s, giving them the peace of mind they need to focus on the future. And after 40 years of innovation, we’re still leading the way. Our vision is a world where insurance is personal, inclusive and a force for good. And, with a business full of brilliant individuals working together to be brilliant for customers every single day, our goal is well within reach.

Procurement at Direct Line Group is an expansive, innovative, intelligent affair. Bringing together supplier, competitor and industry knowledge, our teams source sustainable, commercially beneficial opportunities that keep us driving forward. It’s a department that spans the length and breadth of the business. That means unrivalled opportunities for career development, skill-growth, and a wealth of experience to draw from.

We're currently recruiting for a Sourcing Manager within our procurement function, specifically supporting our Professional Services & Marketing business areas.

You will help us implement the DLG Procurement & Supply Chain (P&SC) strategy within Professional Services & Marketing and manage all of our external supplier spend, driving breakthrough results for us through delivery of sourcing and contracting strategies.

What you'll be doing:

  • Lead the development of sourcing and contracting strategies across a portfolio of categories, sub-categories, and suppliers, promoting the delivery of leading solutions for the business.
  • Assume accountability for the successful execution of all sourcing activities, encompassing RFX, Request for proposal (RFP), supplier negotiations, and contracting, ensuring strict adherence to DLG sourcing policy and minimum standards.
  • Adapt and implement Category Management as an efficient and effective process, ensuring adherence to all DLG policies, minimum standards, and governance and risk frameworks.
  • Ensure that contractual arrangements align with supplier and relationship strategies, facilitating maximum commercial benefits for DLG while mitigating potential risk exposure.
  • Support all commercial aspects of implementation, including supplier on-boarding and exit, management of change requests, and resolution of ongoing supplier management issues and disputes.

What we're looking for:

  • Experience within a large-scale organisation or in the insurance/financial services sector.
  • Proven and current track record of sourcing through to contract negotiation experience.
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Strong communication and influencing skills

Ways of Working

Our hybrid model way of working offers a 'best of both worlds' approach combining the best parts of home and office-working, offering flexibility for everyone. When you'll be in the office depends on your role, but most colleagues are in 2 days a week, and we'll consider the flexible working options that work best for you. This role is based out of our Leeds office.

Read our flexible working approach here

What we'll give you

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle and a flexible working model combining the best parts of home and office-working, varying with the nature of your role. Our core benefits include:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • Up to 10% bonus
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • EV car scheme which allows all colleagues to lease a brand new electric or plug-in hybrid car in a tax efficient way.
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more!

Being yourself

Difference makes us who we are. We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their whole selves to work – that’s why we champion diverse voices, build workplaces that work for people, and invest in the things that matter. From senior leadership to inclusivity networks, adaptive working to inclusion training, we’ve made it our mission to give you everything you need to be authentically you. Discover more at directlinegroupcareers.com

Together we’re one of a kind.

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