Strategic Sourcing Analyst


Location: Buckinghamshire

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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Would you like to kick start your career in a supportive, collaborative and innovative company?

Do you enjoy working as part of an enthusiastic, passionate, and collaborative team?

Join our Strategic Sourcing Team

The Strategic Sourcing Team are responsible for building and maintaining strong and trusted relationships with our
suppliers to enable us to strategically source products to fulfil customer demand. The team will analyse requirements
to onboard new suppliers and negotiate commercials to ensure Softcat are receiving favourable pricing and service

Success. The Softcat Way.

There's a uniqueness to Softcat – what we do, how we do it and why we do it. That's because we help customers to use technology to succeed, by putting our employees first. We give everyone the chance to step up and show how much they can achieve. We succeed when all our people succeed.

Be part of a team that enables business growth

This fast-paced role will give you an insight to how the IT Supply Chain operates and how supplier and vendor
relationships are key to every part of our business. You will work with a wide variety of contacts both externally and
internally across many different areas of the business giving you a full understanding of the IT reseller channel as well
as an insight into Softcat's success as a business.

As Strategic Sourcing Analyst, you'll be responsible for:

  • Supplier Management – Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with suppliers. Ensure we are
    receiving the best service and commercials in the channel. Utilise relationships to enable us to negotiate and
    maximise revenue and profitability on sales opportunities
  • Vendor Management – Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with vendors. Ensure we are
    achieving the highest partner status available and maximising rebate and deal registration opportunities.
  • Commercial responsibility - Responsible for tracking and collecting Softcat rebates to ensure they are accurate
    and paid on time
  • Onboarding New Suppliers – Assessing the requirements for onboarding new suppliers followed by full
    onboarding process once an application is approved

What we need from you

  • Experience in Strategic Sourcing, Procurement or Supply Chain roles
  • Market awareness around the IT industry and knowledge of the IT channel
  • High level knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel
  • Ability to run reports and analyse data using Excel
  • Proven negotiation skills

Work in a way that works for you

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Hybrid working – 3 days in the office and 2days working from home
  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times you start and finish during the day
  • Flexibility around school pick up and drop offs

Working with us

Wherever you work, we want you to experience the freedom and autonomy to realise your potential. You will feel supported by a team that celebrates individuality, encourages different perspectives, and embraces every background.

Join us

To become part of the success story, please apply now

Softcat is an inclusive company where you can enjoy the career you want, without changing the person you are. We're welcoming to all and passionate about promoting greater diversity in the tech sector.

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