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Group Procurement Manager (Fixed-Term)

Business Role Type
Business Support Role
Business Support Departments
External Closing Date

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About the Team

The Group Procurement department is responsible for setting and managing the governance and procurement for the UK businesses. The team has seven members of staff reporting to the Head of Group Procurement, with a focus to identify and deliver value across the supply chain. We work Monday to Friday and boast a wider range of experience and talent within the team and actively share knowledge. We love our work, and all have a passion to do our jobs well. Communication, collaborative thinking and teamwork is a key part of our day-to-day work.

Job Purpose

To be responsible for the end-to-end procurement process, including activities such as market research, sourcing, supplier selection and contract development. They will also be responsible for ongoing supplier, contract and asset management.

Please note - this role is a 12 month fixed term contract, with the opportunity to be made permanent. 

Main Duties

  • Manage the end-to-end tender process including the creation of the relevant tender documentation
  • Support supplier on-boarding, off-boarding process
  • Carry out new contract negotiation and existing contract renegotiation
  • Work with Admiral’s Legal team on contract review and sign off
  • Ensure contracts are recorded and monitored
  • Work with contract owners on contract renewals and revisions
  • Contract, Supplier & Performance Management to ensure suppliers are meeting contractual obligations
  • Ensure we are receiving the best value for money from contracts
  • Review existing supplier agreements
  • Carry out market research and analysis
  • Attend service reviews for strategic suppliers
  • Assist the business and suppliers daily with ad hoc queries
  • Act as a subject matter expert for existing and future supplier relationships
  • Identify and manage risk within the supply chain
  • Handle and manage escalated complaints and other supplier-related concerns
  • To know and understand the Group Procurement Strategy and take an active part in its execution
  • Comply with the Group Procurement and Outsourcing, Contracts Authorisation, Conflicts of Interest and Corporate Gifts & Hospitality policies

This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

Experience and Qualifications Required

  • Procurement experience, specifically on tendering goods and services, spend analysis, contract and supplier management
  • MCIPS qualified preferred
  • Experience of working in across multiple categories with specific around IT categories
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Experience managing large complex tender exercises and supplier management
  • Experience of using own initiative and working pro-actively on different tasks, while prioritising your own workload
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and IT literate

About Admiral

Our success goes hand-in-hand with having a strong culture where we put our people and customers first. Our philosophy is simple yet effective: people who like what they do, do it better, and this, in turn, means that our customers receive the level of service and products that they deserve. Our culture is honest, open and wholeheartedly focused on four key areas: Communication, Equality, Reward & Recognition, and Fun.

If you would like to be considered for this opportunity, please click “apply now” to complete an online application form.

The Recruitment Officer looking after this role is Laura Pengilly. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to drop her an email or give her a call on the Recruitment line - 0800 118 1619. Please note, we are unable to accept CVs via email.

At Admiral, we are proud to be a diverse business where we put our people and customers first. We understand that a good work-life balance is important, and we want you to have an element of freedom to define a working lifestyle that supports this. We are happy to talk about flexible working.