Senior Sourcing Manager - Technology

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Company: Fidelity International

Fidelity Global Procurementhas approximately 30 staff based across UK, CE, & Asia Pacific. The team manages c$600m of spend split between technology and non-technology categories.

To deliver global sourcing and procurement initiatives and on-going supply governance/risk management support across FIL's Non Technology business functions. The Senior Souring Manager seeks to achieve value for money services, maximise operational efficiency, and provide effective risk mitigation and operational controls across the range of supply arrangements FIL enters into. The role will be based in Fidelity's Oakhill office near Tonbridge in Kent with periodic travel required to Fidelity's offices in Kingswood near Reigate in Surrey and Cannon St in London.

Your key accountabilities

  • This role requires a set of skills that encompasses the full spectrum of souring and procurement activities,

    Excellent relationship management and communication skills are required to enable that the individual is able to become a trusted adviser to the business

  • Identifying and delivering global cost savings initiatives
  • Taking responsibility for leading contract and service level agreement (SLA) negotiations
  • Assisting and mentoring service owners in managing external supplier relationships in particular the performance management, service delivery, SLA monitoring and reporting
  • Proactively managing new suppliers, services and service extensions in conjunction with business sponsors and other stakeholders to maximise the benefits sought, e.g. financial, operational, risk mitigation etc.
  • Undertaking supplier and contract management activities, including: facilitating the setup and engaging in / providing oversight of supplier governance arrangements; managing contractual processes & formal contract changes; supplier benchmarking & financial/risk assessment reviews;
  • Ensuring accurate and up to date of contracts and supplier records are maintained, and commercially sensitive information managed in line with Fidelity's information security standards;
  • Maintaining awareness leveraging opportunities for and with other Fidelity Procurement teams globally;
  • Keeping internal stakeholders informed of procurement activities and progress through collaborative working and pro-active communication. Establishing an engagement process & maintaining awareness with/alerting stakeholders of potential future procurement activity;
  • Maintaining awareness of industry developments and best practises. Keeping abreast of potential new supply arrangements, latest products/services from a procurement perspective to prompt and promote innovation in FIL;

    Your skills and experience

  • Technology procurement experience across the following categories preferably in the Financial Services industry:
    • Hardware
    • Software
    • Services
    • Technology
  • Experience of supplier selection via formal Rfx processes
  • Experience of resolving disputes and English contract law concepts and contract term constructs
  • Strong team working skills, and ability to operate across teams, cultural and organisational boundaries
  • Experience of working in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to multi task and prioritise workload with a strong attention to detail and stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills both written & verbal, with the ability to present ideas and concepts succinctly
  • Business aware and customer focused;
  • Strong negotiation, facilitation and procurement leadership skills
  • CIPS or equivalent qualification/experience

Great minds, better together.

Fidelity International is an equal opportunities employer and is commited to a policy of treating all its employees and job applications equally.