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Supplier Analyst

Posted 21 Sep 2022
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At Grosvenor, we seek to recruit and develop people who share our values – Integrity, Respect and Trust – and have the skills and ambition to help us implement our strategy.

About Grosvenor

Grosvenor is an international organisation whose activities span urban property, food & agtech, rural estate management and support for philanthropic initiatives.

We develop, manage, and invest to improve property and places across many of the world’s leading cities. In the food & agtech sector our growing investment portfolio includes some of the industry’s most innovative businesses working towards a better food system. We manage rural estates and their environmentally sensitive habitats, while supporting charitable initiatives targeted at vulnerable young people.

We are a values-led organisation which represents the Grosvenor family and share a common purpose – to deliver lasting commercial, social and environmental benefit – addressing today’s needs while taking responsibility for those of future generations.

At Grosvenor, we seek to recruit and develop people who share our values of integrity, respect, and trust, and have the skills and ambition to help us successfully deliver our strategy. We live up to our promises, build lasting relationships with our partners and work closely and responsibly with local communities.

Purpose of role

The Finance Centre is Grosvenor’s UK centre of excellence for financial reporting and control. Within this framework, the Supplier Analyst is key in supporting the business in delivering both commercial and social value through effective supplier management. It has accountability for the supplier onboarding process, including helping to embed the new Supplier Onboarding portal and supporting our Supply Chain Charter.

Both procurement and day-to-day supplier management are decentralised, with business teams selecting their own suppliers and responsible for performance. They are however supported by Relationship (responsible for specific suppliers) and Category Managers (responsible for categories of suppliers), who sit in the business teams take on these roles alongside their usual roles. This

Supplier Analyst role involves partnering with these business teams working with suppliers to facilitate coordinated and impactful supplier management and high performing teams.

This role provides the option of a hybrid working pattern depending on business needs in line with Grosvenor’s policy, after initial team integration. It is also an excellent opportunity to develop general knowledge and skills in business operations and risk management, as well as the specifics of a multi- sector property investment and development business.

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for the set-up of new suppliers, existing supplier changes, and associated database administration in line with policy but with the ability to make appropriate judgement calls when required
  • Assisting in finalising and embedding the new Supplier Onboarding System, ensuring strong controls and efficiency around supplier onboarding
  • Scope to drive improvements in current processes and reporting, including tracking and enhancing supplier performance
  • Provide effective spend analysis and insight to the business
  • Responsible for supplier reconciliations
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business To achieve this, it will be necessary to:
  • Be thorough to ensure that the supplier onboarding process is rigorous, efficient and adheres to policy
  • Manage and prioritise stakeholder requests in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner
  • Act as a trusted business partner, by building and maintaining excellent collaborative relationships with the Relationship Managers, Category Managers, and other key stakeholders
  • Support the business in setting and monitoring supplier KPIs
  • Challenge performance where it falls short of expected standards and highlight areas of outperformance that can be replicated elsewhere

Key requirements

  • An eye for detail but with the ability to see the big picture and make judgement calls as required
  • Skillful in managing stakeholder relationships and good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills, able to quickly manipulate and make sense of large datasets using excel and other tools
  • Reconciliation experience

Passionate about process improvement and high performing teams, with an innovation mindset to solve problems

Grosvenor Group is one of the world’s largest privately-owned property businesses. We develop, manage and invest in property in more than 60 cities around the world. Four regional Operating Companies are responsible for their own property strategies. Last year, their combined activities accounted for 87% of the Group’s capital as they developed, managed and invested in assets in principally the retail, residential and office sectors.

Real estate
London
1,000 employees