AECOM Global Sourcing Specialist in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We’re the leader in our industry because of our people and our suppliers. Given the importance of the procurement and supply chain capability to our success, we want to take it to the next level so we’re investing in several way: we’re growing the team, developing world class processes and finding new and better ways to use technology and data.
We’ve created a new role at the core of our business to work with our consultants and suppliers on the most cutting-edge and innovative projects of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We’re looking for someone who has experience of procuring services, change programmes and embraces a data driven approach to procurement. The role will suit someone who is a results-orientated self-starter. The person will also enjoy working in teams comprising people from different countries and diverse backgrounds. The role reports to the Global Sourcing Manager.
Key responsibilities of the role:
Support strategic sourcing projects across multiple countries by analysing demand and supply, contributing to the development of the business strategy, managing tenders and implementation to achieve cost savings and improve quality and service levels
Support the commercial management of strategic contracts including the use of key performance indicators and escalation of performance issues where necessary
Support the implementation of supplier relationship management with strategic suppliers to deliver greater value
Review end to end processes to improve management of supplier base, channel management, contract management, enable and improve purchase order compliance and adoption, workflow and approvals, payment processes and data and analytics
Utilise procurement technology and data to improve efficiency and achieve high levels of compliance to the procurement policy and processes, for example, through the implementation of the no PO no pay policy and the use of catalogues
Support the development of change and project management plans
Specific technical knowledge/skills:
Sourcing tools and techniques
Change and project management tools and techniques including interpersonal and influencing skills
Experience in procuring services, ideally engineering or environmental services
Savings forecasting and recording experience
Aptitude for exploiting technology functionality
Experience in the construction, utilities, oil and gas, transport or professional services sector would be an advantage
Experience of procure to pay systems, eCatalogues, eSourcing platforms and spend analytics tools would be an advantage
Knowledge of Coupa and PowerBI would be an advantage
Excellent verbal and written English
Numerate with strong analytical skills included advanced MS Excel skills
Degree in engineering, science, or business
Nationally recognized professional certification (eg Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply or Certified Purchasing Manager or equivalent professional procurement and supply chain qualification). AECOM support study towards professional qualifications
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Geography OH
Business Group: DCS
Strategic Business Unit: International Support