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Alexia Croft

Alexia Croft

Associate Consultant

alexia.croft@orbisconsultants.com 02038540022
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I grew up in South London and studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Bristol. Although I enjoyed the academic challenge, it only fuelled my drive to work in The City.

At Orbis, I specialise in the financial sector across Sales, Business Development, and Operations, which allows me to combine my fervent interest in Capital Markets, with the opportunity to establish the personal relationships that underpin the recruitment industry at this level.

When I’m not at Orbis, you can find me at anywhere that plays disco. You could say that I was born in the wrong era – but I just love the music!

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Posted 10 days ago

IT Procurement Manager

City of London, London

Up to £500 per day + Bonus

The ideal candidate would have demonstrable experience in procurement, covering all aspects of the procurement function in order to provide a thorough, and cost and time efficient service for the institution. They are looking for someone eith: High levels of interpersonal skills to liaise successfully across the various internal teams and to deal in a positive way with vendor negotiations. Ability to bridge communications between IT and its business customers, with a focus on developing an understanding of what the IT organisation and its vendors can deliver and how that can be measured most effectively. Analytical in his or her approach to problem solving with a focus on managing in a team environment with attention to results and with a sense of urgency. The successful candidate must have: Five or more years in IT procurement, with experience as an IT procurement or category manager, is desirable. Experience in running competitive tenders and contract negotiation and is familiar with the administrative expectations. Legal experience, with a background in technology contracts. Experience of driving and delivering significant value from procurement programmes. The responsbilities will include: Carry out third-party IT spending activities, aligning outcomes to the insitutio's desired objectives for service, cost and value. Establish and maintain an effective stakeholder relationship with the senior organisation and IT leadership team. Manage the key IT categories - hardware, software, professional services and cross-category spending. Own the IT procurement plan to ensure the most effective approach to procurement across the project and business as usual spending requirements. Work with subject matter experts throughout the business to procure the best fit for the organisation and to allocate business fairly and with regard to vendor performance. Work with other stakeholders, representing the IT procurement role. Drive IT procurement projects, IT outsourcing initiatives, IT-related business process outsourcing projects and IT cost-reduction initiatives to achieve significant value. Perform supplier due diligence and supplier risk management for all procurements. Work with the CTO Office to develop the capability of the procurement team and the commercial awareness of the IT function. If you believe this role is something of interest and well suited to you, please apply and we will be in touch in due course.

Posted 15 days ago

Middle Office Senior Associate

London, England

£250.00 - £300.00 per annum

The ideal candidate will have strong fixed income knowledge, who is (at least) very familar with the front to back trade flow that has held a role within an operations/middle office/trade support position and is experienced in liaising with a range of relevant teams, brokers and traders alike to help, as this role will be taking care of one of this asset managers core custodian. Repsonsbilities: Daily interaction with Portfolio Managers, Compliance, and Investment Operations. Monitor proprietary trade capture system: ensure accurate trade capture and completeness of tickets. Complete initial confirmation with the broker for trades executed in London office Trade floor support: run various daily trade-flow reports and any ad hoc reports requested by Portfolio Management team. Interaction with Back Office support functions: escalation contact for trade settlement. Requirements: Proven experience in a similar role within Asset Management or Investment Banking. Fixed Income knowledge is essential. Experience liaising with brokers, traders and PMs. Excellent attention to detail. Strong analytical ability is essential Strong verbal and written communication skills are vital to work within the firm's demanding and focused environment. Capability to manage multiple tasks with tight time deadlines and possess strong problem solving ability. If you believe this is something of interest to you and would like to find out more, please get in touch by submitting your CV and we will be in touch very soon to discuss.