Cambridge, UK

Procurement Lead

The Opportunity

Following the tremendous success of Featurespace, our team is expanding and we are looking for a Procurement Lead to be based in our Cambridge office.

In your role as Procurement Lead you will help us achieve our goals and deliver success on behalf of our customers by:

  • Being the main point of contact for all procurement related tasks within the procurement cycle

The role requires someone who is a great communicator, is able to prioritise, have a full working knowledge of the P2P process and is able to identify and implement improvements.

Day to Day

As a company we hire people with a willingness to adapt to a variable role, so along with the key responsibilities below, we ask for ownership of any other duties as required.

  • Full tender process including RFIs (Request for Information) & RFPs (Request Formal Proposal)
  • Sourcing activities for all areas of the business including specialised areas
  • Supplier reviews including preparation of all relevant material and supporting documents
  • Develop and maintain a dashboard tracking key areas/issues
  • Analyses and resolves issues raised as part of the audit process
  • Develop, evaluate and manage relationships with suppliers
  • Improve and maintain controls to ensure there is a segregation of duties
  • Daily routine responsibilities including raising PO’s
  • Detailed practical knowledge of Procurement and the vendor selection process
  • Experience of managing procurement processes across multiple businesses/sites (desirable but not essential)
  • Professional services agreements knowledge
  • Drive and deliver efficiencies in cost, quality and time
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About you

Must haves

  • CIPs (or equivalent) Qualified
  • Full awareness of the procurement process
  • Supplier Management experience

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable experience of supporting businesses growth through an efficient procurement process
  • Demonstrable people management and people development skills
  • Significant experience managing multiple projects/tasks effectively
  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to work with, influence and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to use a range of influencing techniques

Personal Qualities

The work is often challenging and fast paced. We are looking for someone who has the following qualities:

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Professional and confidential
  • Willingness to go the extra mile
  • Ability to work under pressure and react quickly
  • Resilience
  • Adaptiveness
  • Initiative

And most importantly, a small-company attitude: willingness to adapt to a variable role and a great can-do attitude.

How to apply

If you think you’re a good fit for the role above, we would love to hear from you.

Fill out the short application form, upload your CV and one of the team will get back to you.

If you have any questions or queries regarding this role, or life at Featurespace, please contact [email protected]

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This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which Featurespace Ltd will process Personal Data relating to job applicants.

The Data Controller is Featurespace Ltd., 140 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0GF, United Kingdom.

Data refers to both Personal Data and Special Categories of Data. Your job application and the Personal Data held within it will be processed to assess your viability for the stated role. We may also process any information that you provide about your health, for the sole purpose of assessing whether any adjustments may need to be made to the recruitment process to accommodate you . If your application is unsuccessful, Featurespace will retain your Data for 24 months after the end of the recruitment process. Your Personal Data is processed in accordance with our legitimate interests of making sound recruitment decisions. You are under no obligation to provide us with your Personal Data. However without this, we cannot assess your job application. We will only process information about your health for the purpose of making reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process (if applicable), in accordance with our legal obligations. You have the following rights in relation to the processing of your Data: The right to be informed about how your Data is processed. You have the right to object to the processing of your Data based on our legitimate interests as outlined above. The right of access, to your Data and supplementary information relating to our use of your Data. In certain circumstances, we reserve the right to charge you for exercising this right. The right to rectification, if your Data is inaccurate or incomplete. In certain circumstances, the right to erasure, request the deletion of, or removal of, your Data. In certain circumstances, the right to restrict processing, block any further processing of your Data. We shall respond to any request made by you without delay and in any case within a month of your request. The right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that your data protection/privacy rights have been breached. Your application will be submitted and stored on an application database (Greenhouse). Access to your Data on Greenhouse is limited to the relevant persons for your application- our internal recruiters, the hiring manager and interviewer(s). Your CV may be printed and shown to consulted decision makers, any physical copies will be securely and confidentially destroyed after a decision has been made on your application. Your CV is transferred to a third country, outside of the EEA, when it is processed by Greenhouse. Greenhouse meet the technical and organisational data security measures outlined in the GDPR Article 32, and are SOC2 Type II certified. We do not envisage that any decision will be taken about your application using automated means.

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