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Associate Director, Procurement

The Role

London Business School require a new Associate Director, Procurement to join our Finance department.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of Central Procurement, this will include reviewing existing Procurement activities and creating and executing a procurement transformation plan.

You will ideally be a qualified procurement professional, who thrives by working in a collaborative environment.

This is a permanent full time position based at our London campus with a hybrid working schedule

Main Responsibilities

  • Working with the departments on Procurement activity including: leading or supporting on tenders as appropriate, answering day to day queries in relation to procurement, provision of insightful data reports, and providing a procurement business partnering service.  
  • Ensuring compliance with the School’s Procurement policies & procedures. 
  • Leading the Procurement Team – managing, motivating and developing the team. 
  • Supporting with the transition of procurement to the new Finance System. 

Who we are looking for

  • Fully qualified procurement professional with significant experience in procurement transformation.  
  • Excellent communicating and influencing and skills, with the ability to negotiate, collaborate and influence.  
  • Experience of managing internal relationships at all levels.  
  • Demonstrable credibility and a network of contacts in an area of expertise.  
  • Subject matter expert in legislation, policies, tools or systems applicable to own area of specialism.  
  • Project or change management certification and experienced in leading and implementing complex business change solutions.  
  • Broad understanding of each of London Business School’s activities and offerings.  
  • Ability to scan the horizon, identify industry best practice and translate this into future planning for own area of specialism.  
  • Proven financial management skills and commercial acumen

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

  • Generous annual leave of 27 days PLUS extra between Christmas and New Year!
  • Generous pension package, 14.5% employer contribution (in return for employee enrolment and contribution)
  • Free onsite gym and swimming pool
  • Amazing range of professional development to support your career path
  • Enhanced cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing offering to support your physical, mental and financial health
  • Up to 5 days volunteering leave or parent /carer emergency leave

All enjoyed in a Smart (hybrid) Working environment so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your new role.

Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key school priority, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.

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