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Strategic Sourcing Manager

  • Nottingham
  • Sourcing & Procurement
  • Full time
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This is an exciting time to join us as a new Sourcing Manager at TDX Group where you will become an integral part of our 25 strong global sourcing and procurement team. In this new role you will have key accountability for ensuring added value from our Debt Collection Agencies and influencing UK, European and Global policies and procedures who manage spend of circa $50m annually. We’re looking for someone with a strong background in commercial procurement and contract management who is able to take the lead for our UK business. 

About TDX Group - An Equifax Company

We've been a pioneer in the debt recovery industry for over a decade, helping businesses drive fair and appropriate consumer treatment by using data and intelligence.

We meet the exacting standards of our clients who are some of the biggest banking, retail and utility names as well as the UK government. The key to TDX's success has been the scope to build and deliver industry-leading performance portfolios, combining precise execution with high quality analytical insight and continuous creativity to our partners.

The perks of being a TDX employee?

We offer a wide range of company supported benefits including contributory pension, life cover, income protection, Bupa healthcare, enhanced maternity and sick pay, 26 days holiday and a day off for your birthday, with the ability to buy and sell and free credit checks. We also offer flexible benefits ranging from cycle to work, discounted travel options, gym membership, dining and leisure discounts, financial & savings plans, mobile discounts plus much more!

We also support personal development and have a range of learning options including our global online learning platform and allow you to bring your whole self to work supported by our Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Employee Engagement forums. 

What you’ll do

  • Lead collaborative sourcing efforts involving Recoveries Management, Commercial Sales, and Global Sourcing, this may include vendor, client negotiations, and contracts management processes.Develop category strategies involving Debt Collection Agencies and other assigned commodities, develop and implement processes and procedures to manage assigned area

  • Monitor supplier agreements, develop and maintain supplier relationships, manage total cost of ownership for assigned commodities, and integrate knowledge and skills across geographies and purchasing commodities

  • Partner with Revenue Analytics team to produce spend analytics reports and metrics 

  • Manage Contract Lifecycle Management for Recoveries Management and Commercial Sales.  Ensure risk mitigation efforts and governance are adhered where applicable, e.g. engagement of Third Party Oversight, Security, and Legal

  • Reviews & Action Requisitions according to the Global Procurement Policy

  • As necessary:

    • Identify and recommend changes to existing policy and processes that could contribute to cost reductions, and operational efficiency, and risk mitigation

    • Drive internal relationships, win through influence, and create strong alliances between the Global Sourcing Group, and other Internal Equifax customers

    • Build and institutionalize market intelligence capabilities (people, database, information, analysis) within categories of focus, regarding key markets, suppliers, and solutions to support strategy development

What experience you need 

  • Strong commercial Procurement experience at either a Senior Buyer, Category Manager/Category Lead or Procurement Manager position

  • Strong experience and  commercial contracts knowledge, you’ll know your way around what a good agreement looks like

  • Good change management experience, you’ll be able to bring everyone to a common consensus

  • Good experience with a collaborative approach and operates well in a matrix environment 

What could set you apart

  • CIPS or MCIPS

  • Good experience of working within a regulated industry 

  • Good experience of risk reporting or 3rd Party Risk Management 

If this sounds like somewhere you want to work, don’t delay, apply today - we’re looking for you!

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Who is Equifax? 

At Equifax, we believe knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics and technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy by helping employers, employees, financial institutions and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. ​​​​​​​ 

We work to help create seamless and positive experiences during life’s pivotal moments: applying for jobs or a mortgage, financing an education or buying a car. Our impact is real and to accomplish our goals we focus on nurturing our people for career advancement and their learning and development, supporting our next generation of leaders, maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment, and regularly engaging and recognizing our employees. Regardless of location or role, the individual and collective work of our employees makes a difference and we are looking for talented team players to join us as we help people live their financial best. 

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