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Senior Specialist, Procurement & Supplier Management

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Role Responsibility

This position will be focused in the following areas:

  • Carry out day-to-day procurement activities, including contract management, contract negotiation, use and management of financial systems to generate purchase orders, and partner with business units to facilitate their procurement needs.
  • Monitor risk within the supply chain , gather periodic due diligence documentation and work with the Company’s Compliance, Risk and Data Protection management to manage and reduce supply chain risk.

Role and responsibilities

Identifying key services with business partners and managing suppliers responsible for those services:

  • Assessment of services, associated contracts and prioritization
  • Consider areas within the function requiring improvement regarding Procurement sourcing strategies and risk management.

Contract management:

  • Negotiations, renewals, escalations and coordination with business and legal colleagues
  • Manage and maintain accurate contract information within system of record.
  • Work with business partners and legal to create contracts that: are compliant to support business needs, are legally binding, mitigate commercial and regulatory risks to the client, and drive appropriate supplier performance.
  • Ensure suppliers meet or exceed their contractual obligations


  • Plan, direct and monitor purchasing activities, including supplier selection processes, issuing purchase orders and coordinating contract reviews
  • Identify potential suppliers to meet the needs of the business
  • Manage new suppliers through vetting and pre-qualification process.


Stakeholder management:

  • Schedule events/meetings appropriate to service provision
  • Compile a schedule of Vendor meetings with an agenda to discuss Service Levels, Compliance, Service related issues etc.

Supplier monitoring and risk management:

  • Ensure compliance with required legislative, regulatory, and/or contractual requirements.
  • Utilize tools such as service level agreements (SLA), pricing, conformance, feedback and scorecards.
  • Ensure supply risks are identified; appropriate mitigation is in place and regularly reviewed.
  • Ensure supplier risk management governance is followed to ensure SS&C satisfy client and regulatory requirements.
  • Work with Risk teams, including but not limited to Business Continuity, Information Security and Data Protection to ensure we protect the business from such risks within our supply chain.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Practical procurement and supplier management experience
  • Contract management and contract review experience including a reasonable understanding of legal clauses and experience of contract drafting and redlining.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong team working, collaboration and Interpersonal skills
  • Negotiating skills and experience
  • Flexibility
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office tools
  • Related skills of budget control, performance analysis
  • General familiarity with the  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) outsourcing requirements is encouraged
  • Experience of working in a Procurement and Supplier Management function within the financial services industry is desirable.
  • Procurement and supply chain management related certifications are encouraged.  Examples include:  CIPS, CSCP, CPSM.  

Package Description

  • Flexible Holiday Allowance
  • Life Assurance (4 x salary)
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Flex benefits scheme

About the Company

SS&C provides software and software-enabled services for the global financial services industry. Through a combination of organic innovation and strategic acquisitions, we have assembled a comprehensive selection of technology and service capabilities, backed by industry-leading expertise. Since 1995, SS&C has acquired 51 businesses with products, services and/or technologies in existing or complementary vertical markets. Acquisitions include GlobeOp, Advent Software, Citi Alternative Investor Services, Wells Fargo Global Fund Services and DST Systems.

SS&C has more than 20,000 employees worldwide.  Our head office is located in Windsor, Connecticut with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Australia. SS&C provides the global financial services industry with a broad range of highly specialized software, software enabled-services and software as a service (SaaS) solutions for operational excellence.  

SS&C is the leading independent provider of cloud-based fund administration services and software for the alternative investment industry, including hedge funds, fund of funds, private equity funds and managed accounts.

Data Privacy Notice

The provision of personal information through your job application will be processed in accordance with SS&C Data Privacy Notice for Candidates (https://www.ssctech.com/Portals/0/Documents/pdf-assets/SSC-EEA-Data-Protection-Policy.pdf), which the applicant hereby acknowledges having read and fully understood

SS&C is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination laws.


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