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LSEG Senior Buyer in London, United Kingdom


Negotiate new purchases and renewals for Software

Negotiating new licence agreements/renewals within own scope and escalating those that are not

Engaging Stakeholders to ensure renewal is required and scale is accurate

Engaging Legal as may be required

Engaging Software Asset Management and “Procurement” mailbox team in Sri Lanka to get PO raised.

Manage the PR/PO pipeline for Software

Reviewing pipeline and Purchase Requisition queue and liaising with Software Lead and relevant Category Managers

Ensuring purchase requests meet required standards - i.e. new Software process has been followed, fully signed LSEG standard contract and statement of work in place, due diligence completed appropriately on new suppliers

Ensure Category Managers are kept informed.

Stakeholder Engagement

Engage with key Technology stakeholders across the business and key functions such as Legal, Finance, HR to progress queries and act as a point of procurement contact, with support from the Software Lead and other Category Managers.

Engage with budget-owners to obtain key information and explain procurement processes in line with agreed process and procedures. Deal with stakeholder queries escalating as appropriate. Engage with key functions to obtain information and complete necessary actions such as supplier segmentation form. Ensure an excellent service is provided to stakeholders from within Procurement and other key stakeholders

Personal Qualities & Experience

Commercially-minded and proficient negotiator

Familiar with software licence agreements

Ability to asses and prioritise workload

Teamwork - ability to work with both a local and an off-shore Procurement team to deliver services to stakeholders

Ability to liaise with and manage suppliers

Ability to meet deadlines

Excellent general communication skills

Sound IT skills (Office programs especially)

Ability to understand and adhere to Procurement processes

Ability to maximise opportunities; i.e. challenges ways of working, adopts Group practices, seeks and provides information and clarification.

General analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills

Effective oral and written communication that resonates with the target audience.

Pro-active behaviour that demonstrates initiative and positive work ethic to ensure activities are delivered to the required time, budget and quality.

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