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Procurement & SRM Manager

Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
Location: Solihull
Company: Legal & General
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Your role at a glance

This is an exciting opportunity to join the L&G Procurement Team as we embark on our five year vision and transformation at L&G Home Finance in Solihull.

Working as part of the Group Procurement team you will be responsible for optimising Procurement’s influence on external spend. You’ll do this by developing effective stakeholder relationships which will have a direct impact not only on cost reduction and risk mitigation but also how we evolve the function and drive further value to our growing business.

What you'll be doing

The role is built around an agile approach and environment, and you’ll be working across a number of different business units and functions at L&G Home Finance and the wider L&G Group.

The role covers all categories of spend across the Group and provides direct support to the Home Finance and Financial Advice business units.

It is fast paced, exciting and challenging and positively influences the direction and growth plans for the business units we support. Utilising our Procurement toolsets and GEP Smart which we have invested in throughout 2020. You’ll be influencing the purchasing strategy, driving value, undertaking RFP’s/RFI’s, working closely with our suppliers, key stakeholders and customers. In addition there are Supplier Management duties and you’ll work with our SRM’s and Performance Managers across the business units.

What we're looking for

Key to the role will be business partnering with multiple business units and positively influencing strategy and direction at all levels and driving best procurement practice. Experience in Supplier Management is beneficial, and we have a multitude of market leading systems and software to support our activities. We work regularly across a multitude of procurement categories (including IT) and will continue to build and develop effective stakeholder relationships with key decision-makers.

We also operate as trusted advisers that are seen to offer real expertise and add genuine value. Underlying all of the activity are the L&G Values and ensuring that we are treating customers fairly

Qualifications
MCIPS – (significant proven experience in a Corporate procurement environment will also be considered).

Specific Experience

  • You’ll need experience and evidence of proactively leading and managing supplier sourcing requirements and setting & delivering purchasing strategies, supplier selection, negotiation, agreeing cost and price models that demonstrate value creation.
  • Contractual/legal experience will be key and the ability to negotiate specific terms and requirements with suppliers.
  • Experience of successfully influencing senior business stakeholders and subject matter experts through effective engagement and articulation of procurement strategies.
  • Experience of working in a best practice procurement environment. Use of best practice sourcing and spend analytics tools.
Benefits

Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 27 days' holiday,private medical insurance, performance related bonuses, a variety of share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores and our own great products, your hard work will be rewarded when you join us.

About L&G

As a company, to be one of the world's largest Asset Managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurances brands, we are diverse by our very nature. And we're a company that wants to use our diversity and influence to make society better in the long term - for everyone. To do this we need to be a company that welcomes everyone, where everyone can succeed. That means we're committed to building an inclusive culture in L&G where we can all perform at our best, no matter who we are, what we do or where we do it. So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

About the business area

In L&G Retail Retirement (LGRR) our mission is to help as many customers as possible achieve financial security in retirement. Retirement is a sector that has seen huge changes in recent years due to Pension Freedoms and huge opportunities for growth with the rise of property wealth held by people aged 55 and above. Core, award-winning products include our pensions annuity, which offers customers a secure income that’s guaranteed for life, and our Lifetime Mortgage, which enables customers to supplement their income by releasing some of the equity locked up in their homes as tax-free cash.

Our commitment to Equal Opportunities

We’re an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender identity or age.

How To Find Out More

If you’d like more information about this opportunity please contact Lynn Morriss at lynn.morriss@landg.com (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnmorriss/). Please note direct applications via email cannot be accepted for this role; only applications submitted through our careers website will be considered.

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