Contract Analyst - Procurement Analyst

DLA Piper
Leeds, West Yorkshire
10 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type


Our platform, your impact.

We operate globally across more than 40 countries, but we’re still locally connected. That’s because trusting, collaborative relationships with our clients and each other are at the heart of our success.

We thrive on our clients’ complex challenges and deliver exceptional results. We are trusted advisors, innovators and game-changers, going above and beyond to open new opportunities and accelerate growth.

DLA Piper, a leading global firm, is looking for a Procurement Analyst (Contract Analyst), who will be joining our procurement team, located in our centre in Leeds. The procurement function sits within the global Business & Service Delivery department, providing the best in class service to all business functions, supporting the whole of the United Kingdom.

Our successor will be a detail oriented, commercially focused and adept at undertaking effective contract reviews, encompassed with a natural desire to develop a great rapport with both our internal and external stakeholders. 

This role provides a great platform for an individual who thrives on delivering commercial value and outstanding customer service applying both to deliver solutions that add value to the business.


  • Undertaking sourcing projects and contract reviews supporting the wider team (Categories include IT, Marketing, Property and Workplace)

  • Managing a range of contract management tools and databases to support contract management and compliance 

  • Supporting supplier management activities within an established governance framework

  • Providing a "Help Desk" service to support contract and supplier queries

  • Providing analytical support for the team reviewing supplier performance and commercial data

  • Interacting with the Procurement team and stakeholders on an international basis



  • Category management experience and sourcing activities.

  • Adept at analysing and presenting data in Excel and PowerPoint 

  • Adept at reading and understanding the small print with a focus on details

  • Experience in negotiating commercial contracts 

  • A familiarity with and understanding of standard terms and conditions in contracts


  • Highly communicative in style and skilled in presenting in both the written and spoken word

  • Clear customer service and solutions focus

  • Collaborative approach to team work coupled with the confidence to show initiative and work independently.


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

  • Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

  • Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

  • Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.