Procurement Manager

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Date: 16-Jan-2023

Location: Edinburgh, GB Macclesfield, GB

Company: Royal London Group

Job Title: Procurement Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Nether Alderley or Edinburgh

Closing date: 31st January 2023


At Royal London we believe your difference is our strength and our organisation benefits from the different perspectives that diversity brings. Studies have shown that people from under-represented groups are less likely to apply unless they meet every requirement. So, if you’re excited about this role but your past experience isn't a perfect fit with the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway as you may be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


About the role

We are looking for a Procurement Manager to join the Royal London Procurement team.


As a Procurement Manager, you will be accountable for the successful delivery of Business Services’ sourcing activities to drive the fullest commercial value. Working with cross-functional business units to build productive business relationships and influencing the 3rd party supplier profile. You will be accountable to the respective Category Managers and key stakeholders for implementing best in class procurement business wide.  


Key responsibilities

  • Procurement lead for Royal London strategic business services’ projects including end-to-end tendering process, contract, and price negotiations.
  • Support and insight to category managers on effective category management, seeking opportunities to improve ways of working for the benefit of the business.
  • On-going pro-active review of existing category arrangements in collaboration with category business executives and owners to ensure full compliance and commercial advantage.
  • Ensure that the relevant key business stakeholders adhere to the Supplier Management Framework.
  • Lead negotiator to contracts and sourcing arrangements up to £1m in value.



  • Proven ability to achieve substantial cost savings.
  • Graduate calibre or relevant professional qualification desirable, e.g., CIPS.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to engage effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Strong attention to detail and capability to see, assess and mitigate commercial risks.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex numerical data and present with clarity and simplicity.


What we offer

We've always been proud to reward our employees by offering a number of great benefits including:

  • A generous group pension scheme (up to 14% matching employer contribution)
  • 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Annual company and performance based bonus
  • Life assurance (up to 8 x annual salary)
  • Enhanced parental leave policies
  • Private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Access 24/7 to confidential health, legal & financial advice

Full details can be found on our benefits page


About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK.  Since its foundation 160 years ago, Royal London has supported millions of people to protect and provide for themselves and their families.


At Royal London, our People Promise is that we will all work somewhere inclusive, responsible, enjoyable and fulfilling. This promise has been at the heart of our approach to hybrid working, ensuing a balance of time working in our offices, supporting the culture of collaboration and inclusion and some working time from home, so we can all continue to benefit from the flexibility this brings. Our hybrid working approach is built around our mutual mindset, thinking about what is good for us as individuals (the ‘me’) and in the context of what is right for our customers, our colleagues and The Royal London group (the ‘we’). Together we belong- collaborate – learn and perform.


Our expectation is that colleagues working in hybrid roles will come into the office for 50% of their time, and the rest from home. We want to be as consistent as we can with our approach but we also appreciate some colleagues need adjustments based on personal circumstances. (e.g. to support a disability, or caring responsibility) and / or may wish to formally seek a flexible working pattern in line with our flexible working policy.


We appreciate the world of work continues to evolve and we will continue to listen to our colleagues views on this whilst ensuring our on-going approach is right for our business and customers


We are an equal opportunities employer. We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning team. We believe that embracing difference makes us stronger. Our diverse people bring us different skills – whatever their educational background, disability, gender, age, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief.


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