Job Description

Nottingham Trent House (95002), United Kingdom, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

At Capital One, we’re building a leading information-based technology company. Still founder-led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Fairbank, Capital One is on a mission to help our customers succeed by bringing ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to banking. We measure our efforts by the success our customers enjoy and the advocacy they exhibit. We are succeeding because they are succeeding.                                               
Guided by our shared values, we thrive in an environment where collaboration and openness are valued. We believe that innovation is powered by perspective and that teamwork and respect for each other lead to superior results. We elevate each other and obsess about doing the right thing. Our associates serve with humility and a deep respect for their responsibility in helping our customers achieve their goals and realize their dreams. Together, we are on a quest to change banking for good.

Principal Sourcing Specialist

You’ll be the sourcing and procurement subject matter expert in consulting with category leads, supplier managers and the wider business on procurement strategies, processes, policies, and best practices.  You’ll proactively identify, lead and deliver on sourcing opportunities including RFI, RFP, direct negotiations and contract renewals.

If you’re a self-starter whose savvy at understanding business needs and how you can help then please read on!

Here’s some of the key responsibilities;

  • Collaborate with supplier managers and category leads to scope, coach and lead the negotiation of commercial terms
  • Partner with category leads to support in the development and delivery of category strategies, including sourcing strategies and category roadmaps
  • Develop supply market knowledge, analyse external industry trends and benchmarks leading to the formation of category specific intelligence
  • Engage and influence senior leaders to approach commercial decisions more strategically, in line with business requirements and value for money criteria
  • Develop strong partnerships with supplier management, risk management, business line areas and legal teams 

What experience you’ll need;

  • Strategic sourcing and or Procurement experience
  • Third party relationship management skills/experience
  • Strong commercial negotiation experience
  • Strong contracting knowledge and drafting experience
  • Strong stakeholder management (Internal and External) experience
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in an autonomous environment
  • Demonstrated ability to influence across all levels, up to Exec

In addition, we’ll be bowled over if you have;

  • Financial aptitude/analytical abilities
  • Risk management experience

Here’s what else is in it for you;

We offer high performers strong and diverse career progression, investing heavily in developing great people through our Capital One University training programmes (and appropriate external providers)

Immediate access to our core benefits including pension scheme, bonus, generous holiday entitlement and private medical insurance – with flexible benefits available including season-ticket loans, cycle to work scheme and enhanced parental leave

Open-plan workspaces and facilities designed to inspire and support you. Our Nottingham head-office has a fully-serviced gym, subsidised restaurant, mindfulness and music rooms. In London, you can heighten your mood with a run on our rooftop running track or an espresso at the Workshop Coffee café

Find out more through our UK careers site ( ) or by exploring the @IAmCapitalOne Twitter page

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