Frontier, an independent developer and publisher of video games, is seeking a Procurement Specialist to join their Purchasing Team. The role involves evaluating current suppliers, managing the procurement process for various categories, negotiating contracts, preparing reports, and identifying opportunities to improve processes. The ideal candidate should have broad procurement experience, knowledge of vendor sourcing practices, strong analytical and negotiation skills, and the ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers. Frontier offers a competitive salary and benefits package, a creative and collaborative work environment, and a focus on employee well-being.
Frontier is an established, market leading independent developer and publisher of videogames for PC and consoles. We have achieved serial successes across a wide variety of titles including Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution, Planet Zoo and F1 Manager. Founded in 1994, we are based in the world-leading technology cluster and historic city of Cambridge, England. With a growing team of over 800 talented people supporting our existing portfolio and ambitious future roadmap, along with our publishing label Frontier Foundry, we are passionate about creating innovative genre-leading games and authentic worlds for our communities of players.
Purpose of the role
As part of our continued growth we have an opportunity for a Procurement Specialist to join our Purchasing Team. Working closely with the Head of Procurement and Purchasing Coordinators, you will use your indirect procurement experience to ensure that Frontier receives best value for money by sourcing new suppliers, maintaining relationship with existing suppliers, negotiating contracts, preparing reports, and identifying opportunities to improve our processes.
- Continuously evaluate our current suppliers to ensure we always receive best value for money
- Manage end-to-end procurement process of categories including but not limited to software, marketing, facilities
- Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers, vendors, internal & external customers and stakeholders, peers and management
- Negotiate contracts for goods and services purchased
- Work closely with the Procurement Manager on high level spend where RFP’s are required
- Take an active lead in research of potential vendors for any new requirements and for ongoing spend
- Prepare and present reports on historical purchasing activity, including cost analysis
- Contribute to the department targeted savings by challenging costs on a regular basis.
- Broad Procurement experience, direct or indirect. Experience in purchasing software, ideally within the tech industry would be beneficial
- Strong knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
- Solid analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses
- Previous experience in managing a RFP process
- Strong negotiation skills
- Confidence to challenge costs where appropriate to achieve savings
- Ability to build relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers
- Positive and solutions focused approach when working with internal customers
- Ideally working towards a CIPS qualification (funding is available for continued studying).
What we can offer you
We offer the chance to work with talented and passionate people, developing and publishing sophisticated and enduring games in a creative and collaborative environment. We love what we do, and we work hard to provide outstanding experiences for our player communities. Frontier rewards this passion and determination by sharing in the company’s success and by supporting our teams to keep doing what they love.
Well-being is a big focus at Frontier and we are continually evolving how we can support our staff. We encourage a healthy work/life balance and host a range of well-being activities, initiatives and sessions to support both mental and physical health.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes a success-based annual bonus, share option schemes, pension, life assurance, private family healthcare, flexitime working hours, enhanced maternity/paternity package, in-house subsidised catering, support with relocation, a Cycle to Work scheme and free bike servicing, and social events.
We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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Location: Cambridge Hybrid / Remote /
Country: United States
Date found: 2023-04-12