Location - UK
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography.
Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.
Procurement operates the global sourcing, purchasing, supplier and spend management functions for Barclays within the Chief Operating Office (COO) and is responsible for working in partnership with Business Units (BUs) and suppliers to deliver innovative solutions for Barclays.
During this role, you will demonstrate your excellent knowledge around buying software applications across both existing and new suppliers. Further to this, you will have previously worked in a control environment, where you understand all the key regulations around both internally and with key suppliers.
The right individual will provide category specific sourcing knowledge and experience to enable the effective:
- Leadership of end to end sourcing process
- Management of the commercial negotiations with third party suppliers
- Management of key business stakeholder relationships
- Identification and mitigation of business risks
The successful candidate will provide strong category knowledge and sourcing support to develop robust sourcing plans. Sourcing plan will support end to end sourcing activity including the management of commercial negotiations with third parties, liaising with key business users across Barclays to ensure favourable commercial terms which mitigate business risk.
Sourcing is required to work collaboratively and strategically with the Client, internal Procurement teams, Legal and the necessary subject matter experts (SMEs).
The successful candidate will:
- Have a detailed knowledge of commercial models and approaches/techniques necessary to achieve best in class deals across their category.
- Have excellent contract negotiation skills in the context of the financial services industry and or regulated services environment, and strong networking and stakeholder management skills
- Be recognised internally as a subject matter expert in the context of their category
Our Values Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of our relationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measure and reward the performance of our colleagues. Simply put, success is not just about what you achieve, but about how you achieve it.Our DiversityWe aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.Our BenefitsOur customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our dynamic working options for colleagues. Where appropriate, and for UK based roles, we will consider requests that the role be based at alternative Barclays’ key UK location from that advertised.Dynamic workingWe’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.