Job description

Job description

  • Service line:
    Business Services Team
  • Business unit:
  • Office:
    Leeds, London
  • Role type:

Procurement Manager (1227)

Our Business Services team is a collective of creative, strategic, forward-thinking business enablers. Together the People & Culture, Marketing & Communications, IT, Operations, Finance and Quality & Risk Management teams make it their mission to ensure Mazars has the right tools, technology, strategies and services in place to deliver exceptional client service and future-proof our growing business.

Job Purpose

As Procurement Lead you will be responsible for delivery of best in class procurement strategy across all aspects of the business.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing robust and scalable strategies to ensure the firm achieves optimal pricing, quality and service levels across its supply chain.

You will work closely with the sustainability team to manage our supply chain in line with our sustainability strategy.

Job Role

Internal focus

  • Analyse the current approach to procurement across the business and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Identify and prioritise areas for improvement in value for money working with key stakeholders from the business.
  • Contribute to the management and development of procurement policy to support short and long-term purchasing activity, ensuring this meets with our sustainability vision and our commitments to reduce climate and environmental impact.
  • Work with our sustainability team to manage our supply chain in line with our strategy, including developing a supplier acceptance programme and working with our internal to team to measure, and put in place approaches to reduce, the carbon emissions in our supply chain.
  • Lead the long-term procurement strategy to support the firms' existing and future growth aspirations.
  • Develop pragmatic and commercial process flows and documentation and embed in the culture of the business.
  • Deliver quantifiable and measurable procurement savings against agreed objectives through effective tender exercises and negotiation.
  • Responsible for key strategic supplier selection and contract negotiations, with a view to being the point of contact for the business and suppliers.
  • Proactively drive enforcement of strategy, identification and realisation of savings opportunities.
  • Evaluate and manage supplier performance to drive up quality and manage cost with price, quality and service levels as key criteria.  
  • Identify trends in the market and work with suppliers and stakeholders to create solutions that enhance the business.
  • To support a collaborative, supportive and approachable ethos for work with colleagues from across the business.
  • External focus
  • You will play a supporting role in the managing of complex bids ensuring bid response are delivered on time and are of a high quality.
  • You will assist in planning and managing teams through the bid process ensuring a high level of challenge and quality in the approach taken.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree or equivalent CIPS qualification.
  • Demonstrable cost reduction success across different category areas.
  • Strong negotiator in the areas of price, service and quality both internally and externally.
  • Experience in managing the end to end procurement process.
  • Ability to analyse and manage contracts at all levels.
  • Experience of implementing new processes and initiatives or other change management experience.
  • Experience in professional services and partnerships is desirable.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.
  • Clear ethos to collaborate with colleagues to achieve the best result for the business.


Inclusion and Diversity

At Mazars inclusion and diversity are central to our values. We recognise that being an inclusive and diverse organisation makes us stronger as a business.

We seek to attract and recruit people who reflect the diverse nature of our clients and communities, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, nationality, faith or belief, social background, age and disability. Mazars selects candidates based on skills, knowledge, qualifications and experience.

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Suzanne Horford

+44 7823 522395

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