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Procurement Operations and Systems Specialist

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Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
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Job title

Procurement Operations and Systems Specialist

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

The role is part to the Global Sourcing & Procurement (GSP) team in London.

The position of Procurement Systems & Supplier Risk Specialist is within Global Sourcing and Procurement Department of UK.  We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated and hands-on individual with a flexible and adaptable approach to fill this challenging position. 
The Procurement functions including but not limited to negotiation, run RFP, supplier management, invoice processing, contracts legal review process, procurement budget/forecast support and spend analysis. 
We are also playing a key role in global procurement initiatives to help identifying, planning and driving various activities from time to time.
The role is part of a small team and interfaces with senior stakeholders. Currently the Procurement team are tasked with significant compliance and systems improvement targets

Reporting to the Head of Global Sourcing and Procurement UK, the successful candidate will primarily be responsible for

·       Designing and rolling out new procurement systems
·       supporting procurement IT solutions at local level including technical administration in liaison with Paris procurement global support
·       Supporting UK branch for invoicing matters as back-up.
·       Ensuring procurement controls are provided and met satisfactorily

Key Responsibilities

·       Design and support roll out and document Standard Operating Procedures for procurement Systems projects as well a new sourcing process.
·       Design and support the extension of our P2P corporate system to new businesses. Train new business requestors on the P2P system and liaise with the associated head Office center of expertise.
·       Lead the design and roll out of the Robotic Process Automation tool for invoice reconciliations to new businesses. Provide support for complex invoicing matters.
·       Support the team in scoping and conducting sourcing projects in particular for the IT category. Supplier communications and offer analysis to be performed. Operate a reliable renewal pipeline of IT maintenance orders on a monthly basis
·       Vendor management – update of Policy documents and operational tasks to accommodate additional vendor management activities on 4th parties.
·       Onboard the newly identified EBA outsourcers. Support the London Outsourcing register hosted on the corporate procurement systems and provide business activity managers with guidance on the use and maintenance of their respective outsourcing environments.
·       Design and develop regular and ad-hoc reports to support management and sourcing manager’s analysis.

·       Understand, extract the pipeline of contracts to be renewed and identify consolidation opportunities. Support the creation of the quarterly category plan with the sourcing managers and associated quarterly procurement committee deck. 
·       Ensure that the GSP team is delivering in line with KRIs. 

Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality



• Procurement Systems and Policies experience

Required skills

• IT category exposure or initial corporate procurement experience are welcome but optional
• Procurement Systems and Policies experience
• Analytical skills, and the ability to accurately present large amounts of detailed financial data (data management)
• Good communication skills
• proficient with MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint)
• Persuasive and credible, an organised planner and a natural problem solver
• Business speaking and writing in English.

Technical skills required

• Analytical skills, and the ability to accurately present large amounts of detailed financial data (data management)