AJ Bell is hiring a

Commercial Procurement Analyst

Manchester, United Kingdom

We are now recruiting for a Commercial Procurement Analyst to work alongside the existing members of the AJ Bell Commercial team.  The successful candidate will support the Head of Commercial Finance and other business areas, including the Group Finance department, in the management of supplier contracts, cost control and establishment / maintenance of commercial relationships with suppliers.

The successful candidate will be able to operate independently using own initiative, whilst working with colleagues at all levels across the business and with the Group’s external partners.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Information Assurance in relation to supplier contract documentation.
  • Assessment and analysis of existing and potential group suppliers.
  • Establishment and development of external commercial relationships.
  • Review and negotiation of existing, new and renewal contracts.
  • Assisting in control of the Group’s external cost base.
  • Liaising with Cost Centre managers in respect of contract management and cost control.
  • Reviewing of existing, new and renewal contracts to ensure value and cost effectiveness.
  • Maintenance of the group Contract Register (JIRA)
  • Undertaking initial and / or ongoing financial due diligence, reporting any financial risks as appropriate.
  • Ensure appropriate MI is collated to facilitate effective oversight third party financial risks

About you:

  • Experience of direct engagement with external partners /suppliers on commercial and contractual matters.
  • Experience in delivering Procurement value.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong mathematical skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to plan and prioritise work.
  • Understanding of and an interest in macro economics.
  • CIPS Qualified or studying toward qualification.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to influence, challenge and negotiate with a wide range of knowledgeable stakeholders, including suppliers and colleagues up to board level
  • Have a good knowledge of contract law and managing risk.

About us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK offering an award-winning range of solutions that caters for everyone, from professional financial advisers, to DIY investors with little to no experience. We have over 503,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £80.3 billion. Our customers trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures.

Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with offices in central London and Bristol, we now have over 1300 employees and have been named one of the UK's 'Best 100 Companies to Work For’ for six consecutive years.

There are opportunities for growth and professional development for employees wanting to progress within their career including induction training and our study support scheme which is part of our benefits package.

There is an active programme of social events throughout the year, which are open to all employees.

In return for your hard work you will receive:

  • Starting salary of  up to £35,000 per annum 
  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days, increasing up to 31 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Casual dress code
  • Discretionary bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Free shares scheme
  • Paid study support for qualifications
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme from day one
  • Bike loan
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Discounted PMI and Dental
  • On-site gym and personal trainer led classes
  • Paid volunteering opportunities
  • Free social events and more

AJ Bell is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and all employees are empowered to bring their whole self to work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, physical and mental disability, marital status and any other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. All decisions to hire are based on qualifications, merit and business need.



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