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WORK LOCATION: NOTTINGHAM (work from home until further notice)

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and driven Senior IT Buyer to join our evolving Global Procurement Team which is comprised of 75 people located in USA, UK&I, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America and manages excess of $1.5bn spend.

Our UK&I team consists of 14 members, based out of Nottingham, specialising in various professional categories including; IT, data, professional services, HR and facilities.
This role will reporting to the IT Category Manager who you will be working with at Experian’s European Data Centre, on projects across several categories within IT and Telecoms including software, hardware and services most likely developing a specialism with a dedicated portfolio in the future.

This is a very exciting time to be joining the Global Sourcing Team as we invest in new and innovative technologies, elevate systems and processes and identify new ways to be more globally aligned (i.e. across EMEA, APAC, USA etc.) – we’re looking for someone entrepreneurial who can bring new ideas to the table and drive the Global Procurement function to the next level!

We’re looking for someone who is ambitious, keen to advance their career and passionate about learning about new technologies and how this can shape the future of business. In return, we invest in our team members by creating a hub for knowledge share across all categories, provide funding and support for CIPS, and encourage job rotation and international assignments.

 

So what are we looking for?

  • Experience in engaging in detailed, and sometimes high-level, complex negotiations (multi-million £ deals) with vendors, with the ability to challenge, influence ideas and consult
  • Collaborate with the Procurement Legal representative to assess risk amongst contracts on behalf of Experian
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and proactively influence internal clients / stakeholder
  • Demonstrate versatility to work with various project teams that manage Experian’s complex supply chain
  • To manage and deliver sourcing events e.g. RFx, e-auctions and contract renewals 
  • Strong analytical capability when handling bids, markets and spend, and to be able to challenge where necessary  
  • Act with diligence when raising Purchase Orders to commit Experian to any external spend
  • To self-monitor targets across cost efficiencies, internal client satisfaction, sound contracts, proactive portfolio management

The type of person who would suit this role will demonstrate the following attributes;

  • A confident and experienced negotiator with experience in handling detailed negotiations with suppliers up to senior levels
  • Proven track record of having engaged with and influenced internal mid-senior level stakeholders
  • A keen interest in data analysis for pricing, bids and business cases to ensure more informed business decisions
  • Experience and knowledge of UK contract law is desired
  • Flexible and agile to respond to changing to business needs without losing sight of the strategic deliverables.
  • Strong commercial acumen – a maximiser rather than satisfier “hunter not a farmer”
  • Evidence of having personally led and delivered – not just “part of the team that...”
  • Evidence of having made great cost savings and challenged the status quo
  • Helpful, but not essential, to have worked within a complex, matrix organisation
  • Adopts an organised and efficient work practice
  • Maturity and experience to manage a high workload at times, but can remain resilient and work well under pressure
  • Excellent relationship building skills i.e. team player, direct at times but diplomatic at others, a good influencer and communicator
  • Solid IT buying experience, ideally with Enterprise sized organization but SME’s OK too

We’re a fun team, so a sense of humour would be great!

Full driving licence and own transport is preferred. 

 

Why Experian?

Our colleagues’ health and wellbeing is a top priority for us, that’s why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it’s your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or planning for the future, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered!

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and to creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. Our flexible working practices support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our business as well as our people. Some roles lend themselves to flexible options more than others, and if this is important to you, we are open to discussing agile working opportunities during the hiring process.

 

Who are Experian?

We unlock the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. At life’s big moments – from buying a home or car, to sending a child to university, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity.

For more than 125 years, we’ve helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Our 17,200 people in 44 countries believe the possibilities for you, and our world, are growing. We’re investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow.

Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with Experian.

To learn more about our culture and what it’s really like to work here, check out our LinkedIn and social media channels using the hashtags #ExperianLife and #ExperianWay #LI-G

 

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