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Procurement Manager - HR & Consulting

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Reference: R00AOR04127
  • Closing Date: 22 July 2024
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Procurement at Nationwide is successfully transforming to be at the centre of delivering the best possible outcomes for our colleagues and customers. We partner with the business to drive high performance and sustainable value from our supplier relationships, working collaboratively with those suppliers that are vital to our success.

We embrace new ways of working and contracting which enables the Society to generate new markets and income streams, ensure resilience and optimise the cost base.

Already a Procurement professional, you’ll be looking for your next challenge. You have a proven track record in Procurement and can demonstrate how you deliver tangible business benefit, using Procurement expertise to influence and engage with a wide range of business stakeholders and suppliers. You are keen to learn and as excited as we are about the future this role will bring.

At Nationwide we offer hybrid working wherever possible. More rewarding relationships are supported through our hybrid approach, bringing colleagues together across our UK wide estate, whilst also supporting generous access to home working. We value our time in the office to solve problems, to learn, and to feel connected.

For this job you'll spend at least two days per week, or if part time you'll spend 40% of your working time, at one of our offices. If your application is successful, your hiring manager will provide further details on how this works. You can also find out more about our approach to hybrid working here.

If based in London you will be required to travel to Swindon, Nationwide House for meetings from time to time and vice versa, if based in Swindon or there will be a requirement to travel to London, Threadneedle Street. You will need to attend supplier visits, these tend to be in the London area.

If we receive a high volume of relevant applications, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so please apply as soon as you can.

What you’ll be doing

  • We need our Procurement Managers to deliver “joined up” Procurement strategies and solutions. This means incorporating the full Procurement lifecycle (category planning, sourcing, contract and supplier relationship management) across specific categories and business areas across Nationwide.
  • You’ll use strong stakeholder relationships and deep understanding of the designated business area to enable the development of category strategies and plan as their SME. You’ll provide insight and engage with prospective suppliers to bring innovative market knowledge.
  • Delivering robust commercial deals for Nationwide, that meet the risk appetite and ensure we spend our customer’s money wisely.
  • Drafting and negotiating complex contracts and ensure the maintenance and timely execution of Nationwide’s contract pipeline.

About you

As a minimum requirement you'll have:

  • As this role is category specific, we are looking for individuals with procurement and category experience in HR.
  • Demonstratable experience in Procurement and supply chain management (category management, contract negotiation and management, supplier selection and management).
  • Experience using procure to pay systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including effective communications, relationship building and stakeholder management.
  • Possess the ability to analyse data and complex inputs to support sound business decisions.
  • Have a good knowledge of contract law and managing risk and be able to demonstrate your ability to negotiate contracts both from a commercial and legal perspective.
  • You are a self-starter who can demonstrate leading cross functional teams to successful outcomes and most importantly you are a strong team player.
  • Experience within a Financial Services and/or regulated organisation.
  • MCIPS Qualified or studying toward qualification.
  • Experienced in working closely with senior stakeholders across functions

Our Customer First behaviours are all about putting customers and members at the heart of how we work together. You can strengthen your application by showing the behaviours that resonate with you, and how you might have already demonstrated these.

  • Say it straight - This is about being honest and direct with good intent and saying what needs to be said in the room. It’s also about being clear, precise, and using language that we and, importantly, our customers and members can understand.
  • Push for better - This is about aiming high and constantly looking for better in how we work together and serve our customers and members.
  • Get it done - This is about prioritising what will have the greatest impact, being decisive and taking accountability for delivering on the end-to-end outcome.

We know applying for jobs can sometimes feel like you’re sending an application into a black hole. We review each application individually. So, it’s a good idea to call out your most relevant experience on your application to give yourself the best chance.

The extras you’ll get

There are all sorts of employee benefits available at Nationwide, including:

  • A personal pension – if you put in 7% of your salary, we’ll top up by a further 16%
  • Up to 2 days of paid volunteering a year
  • Life assurance worth 8x your salary
  • A great selection of additional benefits through our salary sacrifice scheme
  • Wellhub – Access to a range of free and paid options for health and wellness.
  • Access to an annual performance related bonus
  • Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
  • 25 days holiday, pro rata

What makes us different

Nationwide is the world’s largest building society. With over 15 million customers, we have a relationship with almost a quarter of the UK’s population. We’ve got the scale to compete with the big banks, but we’re not a bank.

As a building society, we’re owned by our members – that’s our customers who have their current account, mortgage or savings with us. It means we can do things differently to deliver our Purpose – Banking – but fairer, more rewarding, and for the good of society.

When you work at Nationwide, you can experience that difference for yourself. You’ll be part of a high-performing, purpose-driven organisation that offers rewarding career experiences and a highly competitive range of benefits to match. You’ll also be joining us at an important time as we seek to reach more and more people in the UK. We want everyone in the UK to know that they don’t have to bank with a bank. They can choose a modern mutual instead.

What to do next

If this role is for you, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button. You’ll need to attach your up to date CV and answer a few quick questions for us.

We respond to everyone, so we will be in contact shortly after the closing date to let you know the outcome of your application.


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