City of London, London
£50000 - £55000 per annum
6 months ago
The Sourcing Manager (Knowledge & Information) is responsible for leading strategic and some tactical procurement projects and renewals with the aim of delivering efficiencies, cost savings and maximising value to the firm. This role covers the Knowledge and Information category which includes the sourcing of key legal databases, subscriptions, books and new information.
The Sourcing Manager will undertake supplier relationship management of key K&I suppliers to ensure we maximise the value we derive from them to the benefit of K&I, our fee earners and the wider firm.
This position will ensure that all appropriate risks associated with this spend category will be recorded, understood and managed.
This position is based within the London office reporting into the Senior Procurement Manager (Non-IT).
As a member of the wider Procurement team the Knowledge and Information Sourcing Manager is expected to contribute to ongoing Procurement improvement reviews and may be required to pick up additional activities outside of the category scope of this role.
The person in this role will be expected to become a Procurement subject matter expert in the Knowledge and Information category and to understand how the firms K&I teams support the wider firm.
This role may require infrequent travel to other global offices but it is expected that most work will be undertaken within the London office.
To lead medium to strategic and key tactical Procurement sourcing project, end to end.
To deliver cost savings and performance improvements through commercial renewal, optimisation and negotiation.
To forge good relationships with key Knowledge & Information stakeholders within the Practice and Suppliers
To undertake Supplier Relationship Management for the K&I category.
To advise and support others on best practice regarding commercial aspects of supplier negotiations, supplier selection and act as an escalation point for managing and resolving disputes.
To undertake Procurement training for the wider firm/business.
To assist in trialling of new products or services within this category.
To build and continually review the information around databases and subscription provided to the Practice.
To provide guidance and support to other members within the team when undertaking Procurement projects.
To negotiate commercial and contract terms with suppliers.
To act as a strategic advisor to the firm for all Procurement related areas.
To own and manage some strategic relationships with the Category.
To manage and monitor compliance and adherence to the Firms procurement policies.