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Procurement Specialist (Various)

Posted: 13 Nov 2020 Closes: 27 Nov 2020
Bracknell Campus £41,800.00 - £55,400.00
Permanent & Full-time JLP_hjofzsa7hVRk


What's the role about?

As a Partner in our business your number one focus is to work collaboratively to create more value for our customers and our business. You will be responsible for delivering Procurement sourcing activity in your specific area of responsibility. This could be one of the following areas: IT, Supply Chain, Marketing, Professional Services or Property. You will actively challenge how the business allocates costs, commits spend and manages 3rd parties with the aim of reducing the overall GNFR spend and Third Party Risk for the Partnership. You will deliver best value through your procurement, sourcing and negotiation expertise.

We have 5 vacancies for Procurement Sourcing Specialists - GNFR.

The positions are in IT, RPS, Property, Marketing and Distribution.

What will you be doing?

You will work as part of the Category Planning and Sourcing team delivering cost savings through effective source to contract activity and negotiation. Demonstrating effective and consistent supplier management and management of associated 3rd party risks will be really important, as will supporting category planning and management. We want individuals to give a robust challenge to business partners at all stages of the cost cycle to drive consistent delivery of commercial benefit to the Partnership.

What you'll have

Category Planning, Sourcing and Negotiation experience.

MCIPS qualified or working towards.

Solid understanding of negotiation principles and best practice.

Good experience of contract law and drafting agreements.

Good communication and influencing and facilitation skills.

Broad understanding of procurement strategy, policy and process.

What else could you bring?

Ability to challenge stakeholders, building and managing strong relationships both internally and externally to maximise delivery of the Procurement GNFR agenda.

Experience of commercial negotiation and the ability to take the lead on negotiations.

Please note:

We occasionally close vacancies early in the event that we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend that you apply early.
The vacancy will close at 00:01 on the closing date stated in the advert. Please ensure you start and complete the online test and your application by this time.

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK's most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership click here.

In light of the current situation, this role will temporarily involve a mixture of working from home as well as in the office environment. Therefore it's key that you have access to a suitable working environment if at home, away from any distractions and your own secure wifi connection.


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