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Procurement Manager - 12 Month FTC (3522)

We’re a national law firm with a local reach. Our philosophy is ‘Expert Hand, Human Touch’ – something you’ll find in the way we work with our clients and how we support our teams. But, we’re more than just a law firm – we’re a team, working together to help individuals and businesses navigate life’s ups and downs.

Whichever team you join, working here you’ll feel a part of our friendly and inclusive environment. We’ll value you for who you are and what you bring. We support each other and push boundaries to achieve incredible things, and make a real difference to our clients and communities.

The work we do has been recognised in the awards we’ve won. We’re committed to being even better, and our awards help to show we’re on the right track.

We recognise that the office 9-5 isn’t for everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced ‘Flexible by Choice’. Whether it’s working from home, in our offices, or a combination of the both, we trust each other to support our clients, colleagues and communities at the right time, in the right way.

Your Role

As a Procurement Manager, you’ll be responsible for supporting the Head of Procurement in delivering the Group Procurement Strategy across a range of categories of spend, during an exciting time of significant transformational change. Given the nature of this role, you’ll be required to deliver a number of high profile, complex, procurement activities in a fast paced environment.

What You'll Be Doing
  • Supporting the Head of Procurement with the development of category strategies, which supports the delivery of the transformational change agenda and incorporates market knowledge and competitor and benchmarking environments
  • Developing full understanding of the current cost base and spend analysis across the IM Group, including whole life cost/total cost of ownership
  • Leading on high-value, high-risk, strategic contracts including supplier engagement, tendering, negotiation, commercial discussions and cost modelling, whilst achieving and sustaining annualised procurement savings targets in excess of £1m
  • Working closely with the central legal team to mitigate contractual risks ensuring supplier contracts are comprehensive and robust
  • Supporting business owners with supplier relationship management activities as required
  • Driving commercial value for Irwin Mitchell in a sustainable and ethical manner consistent with IM’s values, principles and policies
  • Implementing the procurement policy and processes in line with best practice, ensuring accurate and auditable records are obtained including the accuracy and ongoing management of the contracts register
  • Supporting the Head of Procurement in raising the profile of the function internally, developing template documentation, policies and tools for the business as appropriate and embedding best practice across the Irwin Mitchell Group
What We're Looking For
  • Previous experience of strategic sourcing and contract management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the ability to influence at a senior level with confidence.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels
  • Ability to manage benefits realisation, supplier performance frameworks, forecasting & financial planning
  • A strong understanding of contract law.
  • Ideally, you’ll hold a CIPS qualification and have experience of working in a demanding environment where culture change is required.
What we can offer you
  • 25 days annual leave, with the opportunity to buy additional leave
  • Two fundraising days in a year to give back to the community (fully paid!)
  • Westfield Health membership, offering discounted leisure and travel and refunds on medical services

We also offer a huge number of well-being initiatives to encourage positive mental health both in and out of the workplace as well as flexible working options to ensure that you are fully supported to work the way that best suits you. Our social responsibility programme is fundamental to who we are. We’re committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace where our colleagues can flourish. We have a range of groups to celebrate our people across sexuality, disability, age, gender and culture. 

We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We’re committed to enabling everyone to thrive and understanding and celebrating our differences is a key part of that. We’re proud of our work on the Disability Confident scheme, on the Race At Work Charter and as Stonewall Diversity Champions. We also have a range of networks for LGBT+, disability, generations, gender, social mobility, ethnicity, faith and culture to celebrate our people and to enable everyone to thrive.


Additional Information

As part of the Irwin Mitchell Group’s on-boarding process all successful applicants are required to complete the group’s employment screening process. This process helps to ensure that all new employees meet our standards in relation to honesty and integrity therefore protecting the interests of the Group, existing employees, clients, partners and other stakeholders.

Depending on the role you apply for we may carry out checks that will establish your eligibility to work in the UK, and criminal record check and financial checks ­with a credit reference agency will also be undertaken.

The employment screening process will fully comply with Data Protection and other applicable laws.

Irwin Mitchell LLP is an equal opportunity employer.


We're proud of our values, and we're looking for people who share them

  • Sub-Department:
    Finance & Risk
  • Sub-Division:
    Finance, Risk & Procurement
  • Company:
    IM LLP
  • Working Hours:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • :
    Home Based
  • Salary:
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