Getting the best deals takes a lot of work. And at an organisation the size of Clarks, it’s certainly not a job for one person. As Procurement Analyst, you’ll be a key member of the Procurement team supporting the Heads of Procurement and Procurement Mangers. You’ll help negotiate and manage contracts and cultivate the kind of mutually beneficial and compliant partnerships that make us a better and more profitable business.
As much as this is an engaged, proactive role, there’s a considered, analytical side. There will be times when you’ll be sitting down to examine data, using it to produce reports that will provide vital steer in future business decisions. It’s important stuff and carries some serious budget responsibility. As a business, we rely heavily on having dependable third party suppliers – along with your team, you’ll help maintain that dependability. You’ll be an important line of defence and, equally, an active agent of our growing profitability. This is an opportunity to be at the top of your game – and you’ll find there’s plenty of headroom for career development.
A bit about you
Are you looking to take a step up from that administrative or buyer role? Develop your analytics skills across a whole new field? Challenge yourself with the complexities of an international business? If you are making your debut in procurement with this position or wish to expand your practice in Procurement - a strong thirst for knowledge, curiosity and ability to analyse and trend spend data means that you are a key part of this important function.
Because so many departments rely on the work you’ll do, being a Procurement Analyst means being a team player, not only within your department but also within the organisation as a whole – and beyond that with the third parties you’ll work with. You’ll be communicating with different audiences regularly – which means being able to adjust your communication style accordingly to make sure you’re always understood. The things you’ll communicate are vitally important to so many at Clarks so, the clearer and more acute you can be in the way you present information, the better we’ll be as a business. That’s the kind of direct relationship you’ll have with success. And not just Clarks’ – your own too.
Clarks, based in Somerset, England, has been at the forefront of innovative shoemaking since its foundation in 1825, when brothers James and Cyrus Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time it was ground-breaking; a combination of invention and craftsmanship that’s remained at the heart of what the brand does now.
In the Clarks archive of more than 22,000 pairs are shoes that have sparked revolutions and defined generations. From the original Clarks Desert Boot, first designed by Nathan Clark and launched in 1950 to the iconic Wallabee, each design has an instantly recognisable signature – a unique combination of craftsmanship and innovation that make it unmistakably Clarks.
Underpinned by a rich heritage and strong values, Clarks is a leading global footwear brand serving millions of consumers across the world, operating retail, wholesale, franchise and online channels in over 100 markets worldwide supported by nearly 6,000 employees across the world.
In February 2021, Clarks entered a new chapter in its history as it formed a partnership with LionRock Capital, positioning the iconic footwear brand for future success as it enters its third century.
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Clarks International believes that the principle of equality of opportunity is fundamental to the company's operations. Our long held aim is to provide just and fair treatment for all employees. We will not discriminate on the grounds of sex, age, disability, marital status, colour, race, religion, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender reassignment.