Procurement Process Analyst –Central Procurement Project Office
Munich - (5-year contract)
Closing date: 16.01.2018
Central Procurement (CP) manages the acquisition of goods and services for the EPO, co‑ordinating the preparation and execution of the competitive processes and supporting the subsequent administration of the purchase-to-pay process.
The CP Strategic Roadmap has already delivered significant improvements and provides the basis for a modern value-added business function. The next implementation phase will mainly focus on harmonising and automating the associated financial processes using enterprise resource planning (ERP).
The CP team consists of 49 staff members, and is divided into two main categories: PT Automation, which is responsible for all IT-related procurement, and PT Corporate Area, which handles all other procurement (mainly in the areas of building maintenance, facility management and HR).
PD 4.8 also has two support teams: the recently created Invoice unit, which oversees the automated purchase-to-pay process and its exceptions, and the Procurement Project Office (PPO), a team of experts whose mission is to drive the efficiency of the CP unit by designing the next wave of improvement projects.
The Office is looking for an administrator with competencies in the field of procurement process optimisation to strengthen the PPO team. He or she will actively support the Office's strategic decision to implement the next generation of commercial software solutions, where possible, without customisation of the core product.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in procurement process improvement projects as well as exposure to procurement activities, both at strategic and operational level. A deep understanding of the underlying process logic of existing SAP applications for procurement (Ariba, MM, SRM, CRM, etc.) and related areas such as Finance (FM, FI, CO, etc.) is crucial. The ideal candidate will:
Ideal candidate profile
To be considered for this role, the candidate must have sound SAP procurement project experience in a similar public institution or the private sector, or as a consultant for SAP-related projects in procurement/supply chain.
It would be an advantage to have experience with the implementation of SAP modules in highly regulated sectors (public, pharma, food), in addition to in-depth and complex process analysis skills, the ability to influence difficult stakeholders and skills in developing strong working relationships.
The ideal candidate will also have good knowledge and understanding of procurement principles, and a strong commercial background, supported by an appropriate technical qualification, as follows:
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Salary and benefits
The EPO offers competitive salaries, an excellent social package, and varied work in a modern international environment. The net (basic) monthly salary* for this vacancy ranges from EUR 5 317.77 to 7 530.93, depending on experience. In addition, depending on their personal circumstances, EPO staff may be entitled to relocation benefits and various allowances (e.g. household, dependants', childcare, education, expatriation, installation, rent and language allowance).
Procedure and timeframe
The successful candidate will be selected on the basis of qualifications and relevant experience, supplemented as appropriate by interviews, tests and/or a personality questionnaire.
It is intended to conduct the interviews in calendar week 5 or 6 2018 in Munich.
The EPO is an equal opportunities employer and supports workforce diversity as a signatory to the Diversity Charter (Charta der Vielfalt) since 2010.
All applications for vacant positions will be welcomed and considered on the professional merits of the applicant against the role profile for the position regardless of nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, parental responsibilities, age, religion or belief.
* after deduction of EPO internal tax and before deduction of staff contributions to the social-security and pension schemes.
Agency or sales calls are not appreciated
Keywords: Vacancy, Full-Time, Munich, Procurement, Purchasing