Lead Sourcing Specialist

City of London
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about 1 month ago

Lead Sourcing Specialist

12-month contract

London / Hybrid

Up to £690.00 p/d Umbrella


The Lead Sourcing Specialist, Corporate Real Estate & Business Services (CRBS) develops and executes on key elements of the category strategy and leads the sourcing process in partnership with executive leadership, while efficiently ensuring the sourcing process is completed consistent with our clients' policies and goals.


  • Drive strategic sourcing processes in the Corporate Real Estate & Business Services (CRBS) category, including but not limited to taking lead on contract negotiations and pricing terms and conditions, conducting research and providing benchmark data on pricing and/or other key terms and conditions, facilitating RFPs, and working with internal partners to develop negotiations strategies, objectives and plans
  • Lead cross functional sourcing projects to develop company's supplier requirements and to support the reaching of consensus on supplier selections. This includes drafting necessary language to translate business and stakeholder needs into specific requirements for contract-related documents, e.g., Statements of Work (SOWs), Letters of Authorization (LOAs), Requests for Proposals (RFPs), etc.
  • Establish strong relationships with Corporate Real Estate & Business Services (CRBS) leadership and stakeholders; build a strong understanding of strategic direction, requirements, and priorities across the assigned and peripheral spend categories
  • Grow knowledge on trends and best practices, vendor management principals with key suppliers, including monitoring the supplier landscape and relevant regulatory changes


  • Bachelor's degree focused in related area (Business, Finance, Real Estate, Supply Chain)
  • 3+ years of experience in sourcing and negotiating Corporate Real Estate and Business Services (CRBS) agreements, or other related industry experience in the Indirect sourcing (non-IT), which can include roles in a Fortune 500 company
  • Experience drafting, negotiating, and managing supplier agreements in category, such as shipping, office services, facilities management, MRO, print (BPO+ machines) and vehicle fleet.
  • Ability to identify, advocate and educate stakeholders regarding multiple potential outcomes and suggestions to resolve those issues
  • Capability to influence others with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-motivated and collaborative leader
  • Excellent relationship management skills, as well as the ability to work collaboratively with senior management
  • Extremely customer-focused, taking the time to understand the needs of the business

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or industry certification
  • 5+ years of experience practicing best-in-class procurement or operation processes

If you think you are up for the task and feel you meet the above criteria or interested to hear more information, please contact me on

Please note, in the event of a high volume of applications for this role, we will not be able to respond to each individual applicant. Unfortunately, if you have not been contacted in 7 days then we will not be progressing with your application. Thank you for your understanding

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