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Title:  Sourcing Professional Services - Senior Consultant


London, GB

Date:  Nov 17, 2021


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team in London and are therefore looking for you!


The wider Sourcing team in the UK consists of sourcing professionals covering all indirect spend categories for our Clients. The team provides Clients with a range of sourcing services covering the end to end sourcing lifecycle, dependent on their needs, including market analysis, running market tenders, contract negotiation and contract drafting. Each member of the team works on multiple Client projects simultaneously, in both a client-facing and supplier-facing role, working on both regional sourcing projects as well as global initiatives. The primary purpose of the function is to deliver value-add sourcing services to Clients, in a structured, professional and consistent manner.


The Senior Consultant needs to be a dynamic, client-focused individual with proven experience in the Professional Services category, consisting mainly of all areas of Management Consultancy services and ideally Audit and Tax fees. The individual will be responsible for delivering sourcing initiatives covering the end-to-end sourcing lifecycle, and will need to have awareness of the UK market for the provision of services, as well as ideally in other regions. The individual will have experience in working with the main suppliers both in the UK and globally and will need to be confident in engaging with senior stakeholders, and be experienced in working as part of a cross-functional team to deliver a range of projects including complex large scale projects as well as smaller projects as the work covers a mix of both.


Your responsibilities:

  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders
  • Leading assigned sourcing initiatives, which vary in terms of scope and scale from routine renewals to more strategic purchases, under own initiative with minimal oversight required on less complex deals
  • Conducting market tenders and managing the evaluation across a cross-functional team to determine supplier selection
  • Understanding business requirements and structuring deals to meet those requirements
  • Negotiating deals to achieve optimal commercial terms
  • Drafting contracts based on standard terms and conditions
  • Leading a cross-functional deal teams and liaising with senior stakeholders
  • Building relationships with key suppliers
  • Maintaining market awareness for assigned category/ies, leveraging experience to determine and define appropriate sourcing strategies
  • Adhering to the Chain IQ corporate standards, including using the defined sourcing tools and processes in delivery of sourcing initiatives
  • Identifying and implementing opportunities to deliver savings for Clients and drive benefits through smarter/efficient sourcing


Your profile:

  • Educated to University standard or equivalent – MCIPS desirable
  • Minimum 5 yrs experience in sourcing across specific categories
  • Proven experience of Professional Services category, with skills to apply knowledge to drive maximum value for clients
  • Proven capability of delivering deals – from mid to higher levels of complexity and which may be global in nature, including all aspects of the tender process
  • Hands on approach for deal execution, manage deals end to end on their own with minimal oversight on less complex deals
  • Highly organised and results driven, can lead a cross-functional team
  • Client/stakeholder focus within the corporate environment with characteristics to develop strong stakeholder relationships and be seen as a valued advisor
  • Experienced in negotiations and excellent communication skills
  • Ability to structure deals and develop sourcing strategies
  • Experience in understanding contracts and ability in contract drafting, with limited requirement for specialist legal support
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, very often to tight deadlines, and deliver results
  • Experience in working with market leading sourcing tools and systems
  • Professional team player, motivated and highly flexible



Why Chain IQ:

  • You will take responsibility and will be granted the level of freedom as needed
  • You will have the possibility to grow both personally and professionally
  • We offer a fair and market-oriented compensation
  • We individually support your personal development in order to strengthen your competences
  • We act as a team and have a family oriented mindset
  • We have a culture of open and honest communication as well as appreciation


Your benefits within Chain IQ:

  • Modern working conditions as well as 5 weeks of holidays
  • Individual choice of the pension plan suiting your needs
  • Contribution to professional education programs (financially & time wise)
  • Culture of trust: flexible working hours and the possibility of Home Office in a manageable framework



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