Job Details

Senior Sourcing Manager P/T, job-share or F/T

Job Posting: 08/05/2019
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Requistion ID 1900011I


Job Description

Senior Sourcing Manager
Location: UK wide (any Zurich office in the UK) / Homeworker

Part time, full time, job share and other flex requirements considered



Grade: 5


The opportunity: 

We’re looking for an individual with a strong consultancy background to join our internal business process outsourcing (BPO) team supporting Zurich’s businesses and functions worldwide. We’re keen that you have some experience in architecting services because at Zurich, when we source business services, defining what we buy and what transformation looks like is the primary skill – not just the buying process or commodity. In particular, you’ll be familiar with the development and execution of sourcing strategies, including supplier evaluation, negotiations, contracting and deal implementation – so what does that mean? Simply put: consulting experience in the improvement of business processes. You’ll have a strong consultancy background and be well versed in architecting the right solutions for your clients, using robotics and analytics to ensure you re-engineer their problems and create innovative, bespoke solutions.


Using your knowledge of the sourcing lifecycle, you will play a lead role in delivering Zurich’s business goals for outsourcing engagements to support core insurance processes. Working with our businesses and functions, you will be responsible for helping our businesses define their needs, bringing a thorough understanding of the capabilities of potential suppliers , building sourcing strategies and business cases, development and execution of request for proposals (or similar), due diligence activities, proposal evaluation against business requirements, drafting and negotiating contracts and the implementation of sourcing deals.


You will also work with Zurich businesses to help them drive additional value from existing deals. You will benefit from exposure to business-facing projects early on and gain experiences to help develop your technical and consulting skills. You'll also broaden your skill sets and develop quickly, working on complex, transformational projects across a range of businesses.

This role is available full-time, as a job-share, or part-time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.




egic business objectives. Look externally to ensure Zurich´s deals are industry-leading.

  • Coach and advise Zurich businesses and functions through the sourcing lifecycle (or parts of).
  • Build and test business cases to support sourcing initiatives
  • Deliver (or be part of team that delivers) substantial or complex sourcing deals from end-to-end (including implementation and oversight of benefit realisation), negotiate significant contracts to ensure Zurich receives value for money and the right levels of service in line with strategic goals
  • Own key supplier relationships relevant to the customer if applicable, including issue resolution, driving supplier performance and direction, supporting the supplier governance process
Your skills and experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or significant relevant experience

  • Experience of sourcing business processes and the sourcing lifecycle (BPO preferred), including contract development and negotiations of transformative sourcing deals

  • Strong background in consulting, problem solving and analytical capabilities

  • Development of business cases to support sourcing initiatives including presenting back to senior stakeholders

  • Evidence of strategic thinking

  • Ability to motivate and deliver through multi-disciplinary cross-functional teams at pace in new environments

  • Stakeholder management and evidence of building and maintaining strategic relationships in a corporate setting across multiple geographies

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to read and engage your audience

    The Reward:
    As well as this we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes


  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • 12% pension
  • Full private medical cover

  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Company car/car allowance

  • Discounted will writing service

 Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries, we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions -then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the Insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

You'll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long standing  player in the Insurance Industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs of our people to ensure their success in the future.

Further information:


At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust. We want to retain and attract the best candidates so if the role sounds like you, get in touch, we’re more than happy to talk through any flexible working arrangements you need.



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