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Operations Senior Procurement Specialist DCP

Barcelona, Spain
Closing date
Aug 9, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Operations Senior Procurement Specialist DCP

Spain - Barcelona or Madrid, Italy - Milan, UK - London

In line with the AXA Group's Driving Progress 2023 strategy and ambition to develop an innovative, transversal solution to help us better serve our customers, AXA's Management Committee recently announced a new strategic initiative - Digital Commercial Platform (DCP) - designed to transform AXA's value proposition. Through DCP, AXA will serve existing and new clients and partners through an evolving business model, where our focus on insurance protection will transition to a combination of protection, prevention, and services - moving from loss prevention to loss prediction.

AXA DCP relies on creating an ecosystem of AXA's risk insights, risk management, and risk prevention capabilities to enhance and support our service offering to commercial clients. Clients will be able to access a broad selection of data built on existing or developing AXA assets. The platform will also create value by monetizing unique capabilities and services for our customers, aggregating, and delivering insights from unique data sets with external partners, and fostering end-customer relationships in alignment with brokers.

AXA DCP aims to:

  • Improve our underwriting pricing and claims capabilities across the commercial lines book of business of AXA Group
  • Create a platform for risk management and prevention services
  • Build an ecosystem of business partners

As Senior Procurement Specialist you will play an integral role within AXA DCP's organization, focusing on the strategic acquisition of goods and services essential for daily operations and long-term projects. You will be involved in a deep analysis of market trends, supplier performance, and cost management to ensure the procurement process aligns with the company's financial and operational goals. By fostering effective relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders, you will ensure that the procurement activities contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of AXA DCP's supply chain. You will support in the development and implementation of procurement strategies that align to the evolving needs of the business, thanks to your understanding of the latest procurement strategies, tools, and processes, as well as your robust financial acumen. You will also be expected to partner with other departments to ensure that the company is achieving its purchasing objectives, and in line with AXA Group and AXA XL standards to leverage processes and systems in place while creating the most effective processes for AXA DCP to achieve its ambition using the "freedom within boundaries" principle which has been implemented within the Group to allow AXA DCP's acceleration.

DISCOVER your opportunity

What will your essential responsibilities include?

  • Establish relationships with the best suppliers and negotiate long-term-value contracts that set out prices, quality standards, cost-reduction targets, delivery timescales, commercial terms and conditions, and the like as may be warranted from time to time
  • Handle procurement activities across the organization to ensure alignment,establish best sources of supplies and services, conduct performance evaluation of suppliers, manage supplier relationships. Interact with key stakeholders in identifying business needs
  • Organize regular business reviews with the company's key suppliers, and recommend and escalate to stakeholders performance issues as appropriate, working with key stakeholders
  • Develop strategies and processes, finding the most effective solutions, to increase procurement coverage and efficiency through:
    • digital solutions
    • supplier contract management
    • outsourcing solutions
    • implementation of governance
  • Develop, implement and continuously upgrade policies and procedures applying procurement and purchasing requirements in line with AXA standards. In addition monitor and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, regulation and AXA standards
  • Apply and ensure detailed sourcing and category plans to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in line with AXA Group Standards and leveraging AXA XL processes and systems in place
  • Collaborate with the finance team throughout the procurement cycle to assist with forecasting and budgeting. Provide updates about procurement related progress and potential delays to the Procurement Lead and COO
  • Enable and ensure transparency of spend and drive for an optimization of efficiency (procedures and cost) in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Practice and lead by example the use of common, efficient, ethical procurement processes & procedures.

You will report to the Procurement Lead, AXA DCP.

SHARE your talent

SHARE your talent

We're looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:

  • Graduate in supply chain management, economics, finance, operations, engineering or a related area
  • Proven track record of delivering large savings and/or other value across spend
  • Proven leadership, change management and business ethics
  • Working knowledge of finance and/or accounting in terms of budgeting, cost management, financial accounting, treasury, risk management, etc.
  • Analysis mindset and creativity to seek, encourage and find non-traditional approaches to further enhance and embed procurement policies and processes.
  • Good knowledge of Procurement processes and methodologies including Supplier Relationship Management, Business Partnering and Category Management, external trends and current best practice including contract management
  • Business management - particularly legal & contractual aspects of purchasing. Influential negotiation and contract management skills
  • Very good communications skills in order to interface with suppliers and internal customers
  • Global experience in a large multinational / multicultural organization

FIND your future

AXA XL, the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, is known for solving complex risks. For mid-sized companies, multinationals and even some inspirational individuals we don't just provide re/insurance, we reinvent it.

How? By combining a comprehensive and efficient capital platform, data-driven insights, leading technology, and the best talent in an agile and inclusive workspace, empowered to deliver top client service across all our lines of business - property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty.

With an innovative and flexible approach to risk solutions, we partner with those who move the world forward.

Learn more at

Inclusion & Diversity

AXA XL is committed to equal employment opportunity and will consider applicants regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity and origins, marital status, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

At AXA XL, we know that an inclusive culture and a diverse workforce enable business growth and are critical to our success. That's why we have made a strategic commitment to attract, develop, advance and retain the most diverse workforce possible, and create an inclusive culture where everyone can bring their full selves to work and can reach their highest potential. It's about helping one another - and our business - to move forward and succeed.

  • Five Business Resource Groups focused on gender, LGBTQ+, ethnicity and origins, disability and inclusion with 20 Chapters around the globe
  • Robust support for Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Enhanced family friendly leave benefits
  • Named to the Diversity Best Practices Index
  • Signatory to the UK Women in Finance Charter

Learn more at . AXA XL is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


At AXA XL, Sustainability is integral to our business strategy. In an ever-changing world, AXA XL protects what matters most for our clients and communities. We know that sustainability is at the root of a more resilient future. Our 2023-26 Sustainability strategy, called "Roots of resilience", focuses on protecting natural ecosystems, addressing climate change, and embedding sustainable practices across our operations.

Our Pillars:

  • Valuing nature: How we impact nature affects how nature impacts us. Resilient ecosystems - the foundation of a sustainable planet and society - are essential to our future. We're committed to protecting and restoring nature - from mangrove forests to the bees in our backyard - by increasing biodiversity awareness and inspiring clients and colleagues to put nature at the heart of their plans.
  • Addressing climate change: The effects of a changing climate are far reaching and significant. Unpredictable weather, increasing temperatures, and rising sea levels cause both social inequalities and environmental disruption. We're building a net zero strategy, developing insurance products and services, and mobilizing to advance thought leadership and investment in societal-led solutions.
  • Integrating ESG: All companies have a role to play in building a more resilient future. Incorporating ESG considerations into our internal processes and practices builds resilience from the roots of our business. We're training our colleagues, engaging our external partners, and evolving our sustainability governance and reporting.
  • AXA Hearts in Action : We have established volunteering and charitable giving programs to help colleagues support causes that matter most to them, known as AXA XL's "Hearts in Action" programs. These include our Matching Gifts program, Volunteering Leave, and our annual volunteering day - the Global Day of Giving.

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