Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization :
Execute tactical buying of low and mid value item within the given thresholds, including : conduct supplier identification from preferred suppliers list, negotiation and supplier selection;
deliver sourcing results to contribute to saving targets while ensuring that Service Level Agreements with the business are being met;
support procurement automation by continuously seeking opportunities to increase catalogue coverage.
Key Responsibilities :
Execution of tactical buying process
Analyze mid value tactical buys, facilitate high value tactical buy execution with the responsible category manager
Conduct sourcing projects (negotiation, supplier selection) and support responding to suppliers in case of commercial or system related questions
Conduct eSourcing events in Ariba
For selected tactical buys, follow-up on technical evaluations with internal stakeholders to ensure timeliness of tendering process
Execute negotiation, supplier selection and determine Purchase Order (PO) terms and conditions
Based on country requirements, initiate order signature process and follow-up on distribution to supplier
Close / change / modify POs related to tactical buys
Support tail spend reduction and channeling spend through strategic suppliers / channels
Regularly analyze tactical buy activities and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to Category Managers on recurring tactical buys and opportunities for standardization and automation
Based on Category Director and manager guidance, execute RfQs for potential catalogue items including contracting based on standard contract templates
Support automated buying channel introductions by facilitating the interaction between supplier and Content Specialist
Support strategic sourcing initiatives
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :
Advanced knowledge of sourcing execution strategies, approaches and methods, as well as contract management and procure to pay processes
Experience in one of the following categories highly desirable : IT / Professional services / Marketing / Facility management
Good ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
Good knowledge of selected categories, category strategy development, compliance management and analytics
Knowledge of supplier management and project management
Ability to analyze problems and conclude decisions
Great communication skills and the capability to independently interact with different stakeholders
Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
Proficiency in MS Office
Fluent in English and German, spoken and written
Availability to work extended business hours is mandatory
Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications :
A bachelor’s or master’s degree preferably in business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education
At least 3 years general business experience, preferably in Procurement area (low to mid-level spend) in a middle sized or large organization;
basic experience within supplier selection, negotiation and contracting area is obligatory. Experience in purchase orders administration only is not fully sufficient.
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