Buyer - Banking Operations London - Great Britain Buyer - Banking Operations London - Great Britain …

in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Sep 19
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Sep 19
Buyer - Banking Operations London - Great Britain
Description of the Business Line or Department
UK Sourcing is part of the COO function in the UK and supports the business in its acquisition of goods and services with third party vendors. In line with the Global Sourcing Policy, Directive 41, and the Group Sourcing Division (RESG/ACH) UK Sourcing's aims are to minimise and manage cost and risk to the Bank by ensuring:
  • compliance in regards to relationships with suppliers; to apply a professional and objective approach in the procedure for selecting offers carried out independently of any existing banking relations,
  • prevention of supplier risk: financial strength and sustainability; economic non-reliance; insurance coverage; capacity to provide services at specified quality levels as well as to respect all their obligations, especially with regard to both business continuity measures when imposed by banking regulations, and corporate and social responsibility,
  • cost management; to ensure that the Bank is receiving best value for money with
    its external suppliers, either through competitive tendering, negotiation or supplier management
  • contractual security; working closely with Group Legal to ensure appropriate contracts are in place, minimising risks to the Bank
UK Sourcing works closely with the Support Functions and Business Lines to ensure that the business requirements are met whilst adhering to best practice processes and procedures
Summary of the key purposes of the role
As a junior buyer/team assistant for Societe Generale UK Sourcing team in London, you will support the Sourcing team across a variety of projects and categories including communications and events, professional services and facilities management. You will This will also include some elements of administration for the team including performing supplier due diligence, organising supplier presentations, analysing supplier spend
Summary of responsibilities
  • To work with the internal stakeholders to manage some stand alone projects. This will include liaising with the internal clients to agree current and future needs; data gathering and analysis; running tender processes, including negotiations; liaising with functions such as legal and operational risk, and contract placement with the successful vendor.
  • To assist with the policing of the consultancy approval process. This includes liaising with stakeholder to ensure they complete the requisite documentation; liaising with internal teams such as the purchasing team and finance; and liaising with suppliers where appropriate
  • UK point of contact for Hotel RFP data gathering and liaison with Paris Sourcing
  • Key hotel relationship management as and when required
  • To assist the Sourcing Managers in data gathering and analysis
  • To assist the Head of UK Sourcing in analysing the external spend data with SG; assessing the contract coverage and identifying opportunities
  • To perform some administrative tasks including booking supplier presentations; managing the stationery and business card contracts and ensuring the invoicing for these is managed appropriately; performing supplier due diligence; ensuring the contracts file is kept up to date
  • To ensure the use of the e-procurement system, Sourcing Hub, for all projects and performance sheets in line with the international framework
Level of Autonomy and Authority
Should be able to work autonomously on projects

All our positions are open to people with disabilities

Profile Required

  • Strong external and internal communication skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Project management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Enthusiastic and willing to develop sourcing expertise across a number of different categories.
  • Adaptability
  • ability to work as part of a team
  • Highly organised
Experience of working in a team across multiple projects

Why Join Us

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment

Business Insight
People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like "hard work" and "dedication" together with "community" and "respect" has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Job code: 19000I6G
Business unit: SG CIB
Starting date: Immediate
Date of publication: 20/07/2019