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Procurement Sourcing Specialist (Technology)

  1. Hove
  2. Full-time
  3. Supply Chain

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Company Description

Helping over ten million people around the world manage their savings, retirement plans and life insurance requires a lot of people behind-the-scenes.  It’s up to us in L&G Group functions – which includes our tech and digital teams, Group Finance, HR, Risk and Corporate Comms to provide the essential support services that all areas of the business need, here in the UK and overseas. Simply put, we enable everyone at Legal & General to do what they do best. That means we’re helping to improve our customers’ lives, and contributing to the success of the business every day.


Job Description

Your role at a glance

Would you like the opportunity to join an emerging Procurement Team in a FTSE 100 business?

Due to an exciting transformation across our Procurement function, we are pleased to announce an opportunity for a confident, ambitious, and pro-active Sourcing Specialist, with some previous experience in Procurement, to join the team.

In this varied role you’ll undertake sourcing and associated activities on behalf of the company in accordance with policies, process, regulations, and risk appetite with the objective of ensuring value is maximised and risks are managed appropriately. This will entail you working with stakeholders across the organisation and supporting sourcing and change activities as required.

This is fantastic opportunity for someone that is passionate about a career in Procurement. With the new transformation, there’s an excellent depth in our team structure, giving you a clear career path. The role offers a good amount of depth and variety, so you’ll be working on a variety of different tasks, giving you the experience needed to really develop your career and skillset.

What you'll be doing

  • Manage requisition queues and purchase order approvals including follow-up of queries/incorrect documentation to ensure all transaction are in accordance with policy
  • Undertake spend analysis and evaluation with a view to identifying anomalous spend and potential opportunities in line with Group strategy
  • Planning and execution of allocated sourcing activities (from IT to HR to Professional Services to Facilities etc) as required ensuring they are in accordance with policies and practices 
  • Producing project reports and other MI, in a timely and accurate manner, as required
  • Ensuring records are kept in accordance with requirements and expectations including but not limited to contract and supplier records and maintenance of the pipeline
  • Initial point of contact for new procurement enquiries and ensuring demand is captured appropriately, providing prompt, professional and courteous support to “how do I” enquiries from internal stakeholders
  • Carry out all Sourcing activity in line with the company’s Consumer Duty accountability

Qualifications

What we're looking for

To be successful in this role you’ll need excellent organisation skills. Having the experience and ability to prioritise a busy workload, and to work to deadlines will be essential. As the function continues to develop, you’ll have the ability to be flexible in a continuously changing environment, showcasing your adaptability and ability to work both independently and within a team.

Here’s some of the experience that we’d love to see:

  • Previous experience working in a Procurement support or Contracts Governance position.
  • Previous IT-related procurement experience and knowledge would be an advantage
  • Deal confidently with issues that arise and resolve or escalate as appropriate.  Seek proactive resolution and continuously suggest ways to improve existing processes and procedures
  • The ability to produce reports and presentations in a well-structured way.
  • Data driven, numerate, and an ability to handle data analysis activity.
  • Good relationship management experience with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Take a proactive approach to co-ordinating activity, assisting peers and sharing knowledge and expertise.
  • Ideally experience of sourcing systems and administrative practices

Additional Information

When you commit to Legal & General, we’ll commit to you too. That means we’ll recognise and reward your hard work, your performance and your contribution.

If you join us, you’ll get access to some great benefits, including private medical insurance, at least 25 days holiday (excluding bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, life assurance, and Income Protection. You can participate in our electric car scheme, which offers employees the option to hire a brand new electric car through tax efficient salary sacrifice. We’re also proud to offer competitive family leave. 

You’ll have the opportunity to participate in our annual, performance-related bonus plan and valuable share schemes. And then there are the many discounts we offer that you can take advantage of – both for our own products and at a range of high street stores and online offerings. 

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we’ve grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands. 

We’re all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you’ll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we’re supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there’s over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don’t have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don’t just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it’s important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we’re always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we’re committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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