Procurement Lead - Software Vendors

Job Description

VANRATH are assisting with the recruitment of a Procurement Lead for a Global Leader in Financial Technology.

This proves to be a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to progress their career and widen their knowledge in a Global organisation that places immense value on their staff.

This role is Hybrid Working (3 Days in Belfast City Centre (State of the Art Office) + 2 days Working From Home)

£60,000 - £70,000 + Discretionary Bonuses & Global Benefits Package.


The Procurement Lead will lead the Sourcing and Supply Chain function

  • Ownership: Evaluate, refine & drive procurement and Supply Chain Management (SCM) strategy and communications, deliver strategic objectives, and oversee vendor selection and management activities throughout the lifecycle
  • Vendors: Lead vendor management initiatives and negotiations, driving cost reductions across the vendor spectrum. Support internal stakeholders (product & engineering, HR, finance, IT, office managers, etc) engagement with their suppliers. Act as the first point of contact for new SCM needs.
  • Risk: Responsible for supplier risk analysis and management, and work with internal stakeholders and suppliers to achieve deliverables while minimizing cost. Monitor supplier and company contract obligations and initiate action accordingly.
  • Standards: Develop & implement organizational SCM policies/processes to ensure a consistent approach and to drive continuous improvements.
  • Collaborate: Engage with internal stakeholders to develop implementation strategies and plans to address their needs. Work with supplier quality management to ensure Supplier Quality requirements are achieved and maintained.

The Ideal Person

  • Strong negotiation skills to use for large commercial deals. Understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk
  • Proven experience of developing and executing supply chain processes based on the business requirements.
  • Proven experience of setting up a worldwide SCM capability across multiple countries and time zones
  • Working knowledge of finance/accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, etc. Proven record of achieving cost, delivery, quality, and time to market commitments from supply chain management perspective.
  • Great problem-solving skills to address the roadmaps of supply chain projects
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices

For further information on this vacancy, or any other jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves via Vanrath in the strictest confidence. Thanks.

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