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Facilities/Procurement Coordinator @ Leading US Law Firm to £40,000

  • Job Type :

    Permanent

    Full-Time

  • Salary : Up to £40,000

One of the leading US law firms is looking to hire a new member of staff to help run the procurement function.  This role is being recruited two-fold, one for an experienced procurement analyst who has negotiated and sourced fresh contracting solutions or someone who has covered more of the administrative function however are keen and enthusiastic with procurement and would like to take on a more involved role where you will be the main point of contact for supplier and contract management for all non-US offices, reporting directly in to the Director of Procurement.  This role will primarily be tasked to help organise and administer the implementation of a procurement strategy to achieve best price and value for money, where you will be tasked with providing assistance to drive value for money regarding negotiations with suppliers optimising products and service quality.  The scope of the services will be; office related products and services, facilities services contracts, outsourcing, non-IT equipment, taxis/chauffeurs, furniture/fit-outs and others as and when required.  Key tasks will include supplier and contract management for International Offices outside of the US, undertake tender process for departments setting up or reviewing supplier arrangements, ensure compliance with firm’s procurement process, ensure achievements result in bottom line savings for the firm and improved supplier relationships/service standards, apply best practice wherever possible, i.e., goods and services ordered within agreed contract parameters, consolidation of suppliers, source products or product alternatives, management information, i.e., spend data and savings, introduce and maintain a contracts database, identify opportunities for generating further value and work with the global procurement team on initiatives as required.  Applicants need to have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in a professional services environment, ideally had previous procurement negotiation and purchase experience with knowledge of agreements for services and contract law plus being an excellent communicator and negotiator, with proven ability to work alongside functional managers who will have operational responsibility for suppliers, be resilient to setbacks but positive in outlook and be a self-starter in organising your own workload.