Elevate is recruiting a Procurement Specialist to work closely with the on-shore Procurement Manager and our customer to generate and sustain savings across all indirect spending areas.
Leverage Elevate knowledge, experience and resources to reduce category spend, mitigate risk and provide procurement expertise to our customer.
Develop partnerships with vendors and customers that enables innovative solutions that generate savings and / or other value add while anticipating future customer needs.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
We need a professional with :
Business knowledge of products and processes of assigned LOB customers
Commodity knowledge : Understands cost drivers, major vendors, and trends
Knowledge of auditing / compliance policies, procedures / guidelines
Knowledge of legal and contract management
General business knowledge of Legal Industry
Ability to effectively communicate and work directly work with customers
Proven ability to work in a customer-centric, deadline driven environment
Have excellent customer service skills with a keen eye for detail and commitment to quality
Ability to analyse and organise work for maximum efficiency
Excellent interpersonal skills, focused on supporting your customers’ needs
Ability to present well on the phone and in virtual conference calls
Understand how to make processes more efficient
Specifically, this role will :
Provide information of value to the organization Overall Spending via a Spend Cube. Understanding the buying patterns in the organization to identify opportunities for immediate and ongoing savings
Work at the direction of the on-shore manager to ensure the following items actions are delivered in a seamless manner to the customer.
Monitor and improve procurement with recurring vendors. Improving data flows and identifying and reducing errors in billing
For non-recurring vendors, work to reduce spending and improve services. Understand
what’s driving the use of non-recurring vendors. Can these needs be met using vendors with contract in place?
Generate savings through improving the customer’s tactical buying processes
Monitor Savings Results for rate and volume (Price
Quantity) compliance. Regularly report results to management, including any actions required on their part
Contract Management. Review contracts for omissions . Make recommendations on how to improve the contracts to reduce omissions moving forward.
Negotiate improvements on contracts with vendors, when directed by the customer.
Become knowledgeable on all procurement tools used by the customer
Work as a seamless team with the onshore manager
Customer Relationship Management : Regularly report to Elevate team and Governance Group (COO, CIO, Finance, other stakeholders) on errors and omissions;
completed and planned activities; results to date; expected results; and additional support needed
Vendor Relationship Management. Manage relationship with vendors touched by these activities, with a focus on vendors representing the top 80% of spending
Essential experience and skills :
3-5 years of related experience in procurement, accounting and analytics (desired)
Excellent track record in previous customer support / customer service engagements
Experience working directly with US, UK, or Australia based customers
Technical skills :
Experienced in Microsoft Products like MS-Word, Excel and PowerPoint (basic to medium level)
Sourcing and Procurement tools
Bachelors’ degree is a must, Master’s degree preferred
Elevate is the Law Company. We provide consulting, technology and services to law departments and law firms. The company's legal, business and technology professionals extend and enable the resources and capabilities of customers worldwide.
Elevate's achievements and distinctions include :
Winner of the American Lawyer Industry Awards Best Alternative Legal Services Provider of the Year 2019
Winner of British Legal Awards Alternative Service Provider of the Year 2019
Winner of the IACCM Innovation and Excellence Awards 2019 - Outstanding Service Provider (Americas and Global)
Ranked as a Top Global Services Provider by Chambers & Partners five years in a row