Purchasing Analyst

Salary: Dependent on experience

Introduction & Job Purpose

To support the Head of Purchasing and wider Audley team with:

  • Analysis of tariffs/rates/prices and other key commercial terms submitted as part of direct and indirect category tender processes
  • Annual rate reviews
  • Cost benchmarking

To enhance Audley’s analytical capacity and capabilities in support of achieving the best possible commercial terms for all products and services that the business purchases.


  • Analysis of commercial proposals (including tariffs/rates/prices, overrides/spend rebates, marketing support, staff travel support, listing fees etc.) submitted by suppliers during the DMC (Destination Management Companies) tender process
  • Annual rate reviews for Audley’s key DMCs and other direct hotel/excursion/transfer relationships, validating or challenging as appropriate proposed increases from suppliers
  • Tariff adherence analysis, taking responsibility for spot checking/systemising rates paid vs. contracted
  • Analysis of commercial proposals for indirect categories, principally Marketing, IT and Recruitment
  • Occasional ad hoc analysis to support wider Audley Product and Commercial Finance teams.

Location / travel

  • Flexibility to work between Audley’s two UK offices in London and Witney
  • Potential for occasional travel to Audley’s US office in Boston and various long-haul travel locations during DMC tender processes

Person Specification

  • Degree educated (Upper Second Class and above), from a recognised university
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to commercially interpret analysis and make observations/recommendations
  • Experience of working with large pricing data sets
  • Good time management skills with ability to manage multiple workstream simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision on occasion
  • Be comfortable working within a matrix structure as part of a global team with multiple stakeholders
  • Ideally with a Travel sector background, with specific experience in working with accommodation, excursion and transfer tariffs/rates
  • Proven experience as an Analyst


  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Highly numerate
  • Highly organised with strong time management and planning skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Meticulous and methodical in approach to work, with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation skills, displaying clarity and confidence




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