An opportunity exists for a talented and ambitious candidate to join the ION Group’s Spend Optimisation Team based in the group’s headquarters in Dublin.
The ION Group is a large multi-national organisation that provides innovative software to enable financial institutions, central banks and corporations to digitize and automate their most business-critical processes.
The Spend Optimisation Team within ION is a multi-disciplinary team heavily involved in the overall group’s operations through management of ION’s key vendor contracts and real estate portfolio as well as providing senior decision-making support analysis.
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to develop financial, analytical and commercial skills in a transformational role working on high-value projects within a dynamic financial technology group.
Business partnering with operations teams with regards to financial analysis, budgeting and procurement support.
Preparation of financial and commercial analyses of supplier relationships to support strategic business decision-making.
Analysis of contractual terms and planning contractual negotiations.
Assist with the integration of newly acquired companies.
Managing key vendor/supplier databases.
Collaboration with cross-functional teams on projects to simplify complex processes.
Responsibilities of this role will be tailored to the level of experience and background of the candidate.
Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience
Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Self-motivated and hard-working individual who is goal orientated.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
Ability to multi-task and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
Uncompromising attention to detail.
Good interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
High proficiency in MS Excel.
1.1 or 2.1 degree, preferably (but not exclusively) from an analytical, engineering, science, or business background.
Relevant professional qualification, e.g. ACA, CFA
Business partnering experience.
Commercial decision-making experience.
Experience of contract negotiation or management.
Business strategy and stakeholder management experience.
We’re a diverse group of visionary innovators who provide trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics, and strategic consulting to corporations, central banks, financial institutions, and governments. Founded in 1999, we’ve achieved tremendous growth by bringing together some of the best and most successful financial technology companies in the world.
Over 2,000 of the world’s leading corporations, including 50% of the Fortune 500 and 30% of the world’s central banks, trust ION solutions to manage their cash, in-house banking, commodity supply chain, trading and risk.
Over 800 of the world’s leading banks and broker-dealers use our electronic trading platforms to operate the world’s financial market infrastructure.
With 10,000 employees and offices in more than 40 cities around the globe, ION is a rapidly expanding and dynamic group.
At ION, we offer careers that provide many opportunities: To invent. To design. To collaborate. To build. To transform businesses and empower people around the world to do more, faster and better than before. Imagine what you can do and experience. This is where you can do your best work.