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IT(Tech) Supplier Analyst

Date: Jun 20, 2022

Location: London, LND, GB, SE1 2JP

Company: The Body Shop International Limited

Your role in a nutshell


There is an exciting new opportunity to join the Supplier Relationship Management function within The Body Shop, at a time when we are on a huge IT transformation journey.
The Technology Supplier Analyst is responsible for supporting the Supplier Relationship Management function, enabling the team to drive forward initiatives, and ensuring satisfactory performance and value for money is obtained from suppliers.   
Working with our Technology Supplier managers, supporting the Supplier Management governance process rollout and ongoing coordination with key strategic suppliers and the management of the supplier list across the IT Department.
Support the SRM function to ensure we can meet our key outcomes: contract management, spend management, demand planning, understanding our stakeholder landscape, and supporting ongoing communications and engagement directly with our suppliers through supplier events. 

More about the role


•    Support the Technology Supplier Managers in operating the SM processes
•    Develop and maintain an understanding of cost drivers, costs, and trends within the context of the contract 
•    Produce analysis of supplier performance against expected costs & contract obligations
•    Creation of governance reporting to support the SM process
•    Ensure supplier contracts/SOWs are logged and tracked in the correct systems
•    Responsible for the creation and management of a contract renewal schedule to support timely activity
•    Responsible for the creation and management of a payments schedule to support timely activity
•    Co-ordinating supplier events, working with our Technology Supplier Managers

Working Relationships & Interfaces (where applicable):
•    IT Finance & Strategy
•    Finance 
•    Portfolio Management
•    Procurement
•    Reports to the Technology Supplier Manager

What we look for


•    Proactive, positive, and organised with a keen and inquisitive mind
•    A good level of competency with using Excel
•    Ability to work under own initiative and able to seek advice and support when required. 
•    Comfortable making recommendations based on incomplete data and information in the absence of clear frameworks and guidance to operate from.
•    Experience of working within an Information Technology environment in a similar role
•    An understanding of contracts and the contract lifecycle.
Useful but not essential
•    Some experience in financial reporting and/or experience of working with finance within an IT environment
•    Knowledge of the contract lifecycle and some exposure to contracts in one or more IT categories, including hardware, software, service, and communications – NTH
•    IT Supplier Management experience and /or qualification 

The Body Shop

When Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976, she had a vision. Business as a force for good – that’s us. Over 40 years later, we’re proud to be pioneering cruelty-free beauty every step of the way. We’re the original ethical beauty brand. We’ve got a thing for empowering people and enriching our planet. We’re all about keeping it real, in every way possible. Our activist roots remain a huge part of everything we do, from our iconic window posters to our vegetarian products to our infamous campaigns. We’re never afraid to stand up and speak the truth. We like to do things a little differently around here. 


The Body Shop, along with Aesop and Natura, is part of Natura & Co, a global, multi-channel and multi-brand cosmetics group that is committed to generating positive economic, social and environmental impact. Group owner Natura is Brazil's number one cosmetics manufacturer. Sustainable development has been the company's guiding principle since it was founded in 1969. In fact, this is an incredibly exciting time for The Body Shop. We’re fighting for what we believe in now more than ever. No holding back. Breaking the mould has always come naturally to us, and we need someone who’s not afraid to mix things up. 

What we Offer in Return


* a 6% contributory pension plan, 
* 23 days holiday plus bank holidays - time to refresh and recharge 
* Group bonus scheme 
* 3 additional days a year to volunteer in the local community to support the causes you feel most passionate about 
* LOVE money to spend on YOUR wellbeing - pamper yourself on us. Every year. 
* 50% staff discount and access to product sample sales 
* Access to Perks at Work, our online shopping channel with exclusive deals & discounts 
* AND - we have also implemented 'Work Wise' into our HQ - flexibility of 'in-office' hours, the ability to work remotely and a new meeting charter. 
Here at The Body Shop we've got your best interests at heart - it's our way of saying thank you! 
If you are excited by all that - you might just be the sort of person we need to help us make the impactful change the world needs within a business that invented the culture of ‘joyful collective' and everything that means and stands for. 
We have something special to offer and we’re looking for someone special to help us to do that. Show us how you can contribute to the next step in the evolution of The Body Shop. 
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

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