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Senior Procurement Manager

Senior Procurement Manager

  • Location: Countrywide
  • Salary: £54,231 - £88,126
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Ref: R002802361
  • Closing Date: 01 October 2020

We are navigating significant change at Nationwide. It’s an exciting time as we evolve to a new future that sees us accelerate delivery of value to our Members and engage colleagues around new ways of working, and an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Procurement Manager to join our Procurement team to drive forward the Strategic sourcing agenda for the Operations procurement category.

The successful applicant will work closely with the Head of Operations and Propositions sourcing and SRM to lead the innovative procurement and supply chain strategies that give Nationwide a competitive advantage, improve the member experience and align with cost and risk appetite expectations.
The Procurement team is an extremely important component of Nationwide and have the responsibility to ensure our members’ money is spent wisely. We are passionate about building a sustainable and efficient supply chain and managing risk for the Society.

We are at the heart of enabling Nationwide Building Society to build society nationwide, supporting the business to build new and innovative products for our members and delivering against our responsible business commitments and ambitions to be carbon neutral for our entire supply chain by 2030
We have 60+ professionals managing the procurement lifecycle through Sourcing, Supplier Relationship Management and 3rd Party Risk, and when you join the team you’ll get the opportunity to interact with all areas of the business: one day you are involved in supporting the design a new ways of working, the next you are running analysis for a new product launch, and the next you are working on an executive summary of 3rd party performance for the board.

The closing date for applications is: 1st October 2020.

What you’ll be doing

We’re looking for an outstanding individual to lead the development and delivery of “joined-up” procurement and supply chain strategies across multiple spend categories, geographies and business areas within Nationwide, with a total annual spend of c£250m
You will have an aptitude for working with agile teams to deliver using sprint methodology and engaging and influencing through to executive-level stakeholders in procurement decisions. Driving personal development motivated by curiosity and thirst for learning, you will be positively impacting business performance by effectively working with colleagues, suppliers and others who are not in the line of their command.
Driving improvements through people, thereby transforming and aligning the organisation in a new and challenging direction

About you

As a minimum, you’ll have:
• Category & supply market knowledge in Business Operations procurement (including business process outsourcing & business process re-engineering), Customer communications, credit and collections and Marketing.
• Contract law and regulatory understanding relevant to Financial Services, in particular knowledge of contracting with System integrators, Software or/and Platform suppliers
• Experience of leading and managing strategic and business critical supplier relationships and contracts
• Leadership experience with the ability to coach others, identify and act on team development needs
• Commercial modelling and cost management experience
• Entrepreneurial experience; you will have successfully led a team building something new
• Project management experience including driving a project to completion, dealing with challenges that arise and managing a driver group of stakeholders to stay on track • An understanding of negotiating tactics and various negotiator styles to secure favourable terms and reduce cost

It would also be nice if you have
• A degree with a relevant professional qualification (e.g.CIPS or equivalent)
• Regulated services / industry experience
• Worked for a BPO organisation or within a regulate industry sector

We’re also interested in who you are as a person. Why? Because the soft skills will be equally as critical in determining your success in the role. You will need to be able to show us how adaptive you are and your agility to work across a wide remit with pace. Your ability to navigate the organisation effectively - constructively challenging the status quo with sensitivity to current norms - is critical. You will also be an awesome leader.

The extras you’ll get

Our people’s success isn’t based on how long they spend at their desk. While you’ll have contracted hours, we want to offer a flexible environment where possible. That might be working from home, logging on from other offices across the UK,or working part time or compressed hours.
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
Access to an annual performance related bonus
Access to training to help you develop and progress your career
Status car allowance - £4,656 per annum
30 days holiday
Individual healthcare cover

Why work at Nationwide

We’re a building society founded by ordinary people, our members, who came together to help each other get the most from their money, buy homes and save for their futures.
For over 130 years, we’ve supported each other and our communities, and we’ve done the right thing for wider society too. If you come to work here at Nationwide, you’ll be part of that. Part of something a bit different. And something really quite special.

What’s more, we have a strong ethic of care for each other and our members. We recognise that our employees feel most appreciated when their thoughts and values are respected and considered.
We’re committed to creating a culture that recognises and truly values our individual differences and identities. So if you’d like to be a part of an inclusive workplace where you can be yourself, where your talents are nurtured, and you feel empowered to contribute, then please apply and help us in building society, nationwide.

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

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