Procurement Business Partner (Market Data)

Analyst ~ Manager
Cape Town – Western Cape – South Africa

Join a leading Global Alternative Investment Company, as a Procurement Business Partner (Market Data), where you will drive the strategic procurement process and utilization of market data to enhance investment team workflows and maximize returns for clients. This role offers the opportunity to collaborate closely with investment teams, research professionals, and market data vendors to optimize data sourcing, supplier relationships, and reporting processes. If you have a proven track record in market data procurement within financial services, strong negotiation skills, and a passion for driving business growth through data-driven insights, this position provides a dynamic and rewarding environment to showcase your expertise and make a significant impact in a high-performance culture.
What You’ll Do
  • Become an Investment Champion: Understand how investment teams work and find ways to leverage data to supercharge their efficiency. Identify the best market data sources and platforms to empower them.
  • Data Stewart: Guide investment teams on their data journey. Train them on the latest tools and show them how to use data effectively to source deals and create value.
  • Data Procurement Pro: Stay on top of the ever-changing market data landscape. Find the best vendors, negotiate the best deals, and ensure the firm gets the most value for its money.
  • Data Diplomat: Build strong relationships with market data vendors and ensure they’re aligned with the firm’s needs. Act as a bridge between users and vendors, resolving any issues that arise.
  • Data Driven Decisions: Track market data usage and spending. Turn that data into insights that inform future strategy and support fundraising efforts.
Who You Are
  • You’ve got a proven track record of building out market data capabilities in a financial service setting, ideally with experience in private equity.
  • You’re a master negotiator, with a knack for numbers and a keen eye for detail.
  • You can build relationships across the globe and translate complex data concepts into actionable insights.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and enjoy being a key player in a high-growth company.
Bonus Points
  • Experience working with procurement software and contract management systems is a plus.
  • You’ve got a knack for influencing senior leadership and getting buy-in for your ideas.
Ready to make your mark on the investment world?