Procurement Heads

Procurement Specialist | Innovative Insurance Company | Surrey

£40-45,000 per annum + 25 days holiday allowance and flexible benefits package
18 Apr 2019
02 Jun 2019
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading insurance business embarking on an exciting phase of growth and development is recruiting a Procurement Specialist to support across IT spend categories. The Procurement Specialist will work within the IT team itself and report directly to the IT Asset and Sourcing Manager. As a key member of the team you will play a pivotal role in the ongoing strategic delivery of IT Procurement activities.

The role involves leading negotiations with existing suppliers to procure the relevant software licenses, whilst also analysing and procuring new IT systems where required. The Procurement Specialist will also control and administer asset records (Hardware, Software, Purchases and current license position) using various information database and discovery tools.

Responsibilities include:

· Ensure efficient ongoing management of IT assets, which includes making relevant recommendations to streamline processes, conducting regular audits and maintaining accurate records

· Act as the procurement representative for key IT stakeholders, demonstrating commercial acumen throughout all communications

· Conduct analysis of IT spend and present relevant data reports to management, making recommendations where required

· Lead negotiations in conjunction with Legal department, ensuring best terms and conditions are achieved


Candidate profile required:

We are looking to appoint a candidate with working knowledge of both procurement processes and asset management. The role is two fold, with exposure to both areas, and thus an adaptable and versatile nature is key. Further skills and experience require are as follows;


· Sound understanding of procurement cycles and best practice processes

· Working knowledge of asset management processes / systems

· Confident individual with credible communication style

· Proactive nature and ability to engage people at all levels

· Analytical nature with advanced excel data management skills

· Strong negotiation and stakeholder management skills

· Ability to work with autonomy and prioritise workload effectively


Benefits available:


This business offers a range of benefits to ensure employees are rewarded for the hard work they offer. For them, putting their employees at the centre of what they do makes for a positive working environment where career advancement is always encouraged. The benefits available are as follows;

· Bonus scheme – eligibility to earn up to 10% of base salary

· Increasing annual leave allowance – minimum of 25 days and increasing up to 28 days

· Private medical cover

· Contributory pension, reaching up to 7.5% company contribution

· On-site subsidised canteen

· Complimentary minibus from local train station

· Season ticket loan (eligible after 6 months of service)

· Discounted products

· Long service awards


This is a brilliant opportunity for a candidate to develop a career within a business that is leading from the front within the insurance industry. If you are keen to further your career, within a growing business, please apply today!

To discuss this role in more depth please contact Sophie Cook at Procurement Heads

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