Procurement Senior Officer – Professional Services 25 views

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Role Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Procurement Senior Officer in Professional Services to join Allianz’s Procurement team.

Our Procurement function is responsible for managing Allianz’s indirect Third Party spend. Through a deep understanding of the marketplace, we work with the business to help shape their requirements and ensure services are sourced on the best possible terms, driving maximum value.

You’ll be a qualified Procurement professional who is looking to build on a career in a large blue-chip organisation, with a desire to specialise in Professional Services/Consulting procurement. In this exciting role, you’ll work at a strategic level with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to optimise the value delivered for the whole Allianz UK Group.

This will be a Hybrid worker role linked to the Allianz UK head office in Guildford. This requires work to be done flexibly from a mix of locations; typically in the Guildford office one day per week, allowing time for you to build relationships with key internal stakeholders and the Procurement team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing the Professional Services/Consulting Category Plan; including the review of the supplier base and strategy to ensure that it delivers the best value
  • Building excellent stakeholder relationships so that their requirements may be understood and leveraged to deliver the best outcome for Allianz as a whole
  • Negotiating new and existing supplier contracts
  • Applying appropriate commercial, risk management and category management skills in order to drive value for money through the identification and delivery of savings; drive performance and mitigate risk
  • Aligning sourcing initiatives with the AZUK corporate plan, and the Global Sourcing & Procurement (GSP) global initiatives and wider Allianz projects

Skills & Experience

  • Prior Professional Services experience with an organisation of a comparable size within the last two years would be preferred, but not essential
  • Demonstrable understanding of the commercial environment including the identification of commercial risk
  • Stakeholder management skills and proven track record of building excellent internal business and supplier relationships
  • Experience of working with Ariba or other strategic sourcing platforms, an advantage
  • CIPS certification/educated to degree level is desirable. (Allianz will support team members working towards their CIPS qualification Level 4).
  • Contracting experience, comfortable managing sourcing processes and developing and negotiating agreements in accordance with appropriate governance
  • Comfortable working within a demanding, fast evolving environment with strong prioritisation skills
  • Ability to assess and interpret data with solid IT Skills – knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint etc.

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