Global Buyer – Indirects opportunity with a global conglomerate business, immediate start on a 6 month contract…
Particular focus for this role is within the IT & Professional Services team within a global conglomerate business during an exciting period of centralisation with strong growth ambitions. Our client is a manufacturer of speciality products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population to be based in their offices in Amsterdam.
In this role the Global Buyer will actively participate in sourcing activities with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels. You will work closely together with the Global Sourcing team who are responsible for the global sourcing strategy for a specific category. Your focus will be split across long term projects such as assisting in preparing and coordinating bids as well as operational activities such as monitoring the purchasing process and negotiating with suppliers.
As the Global Buyer - Indirects, you have a key role within the organisation. You will interact with sites, suppliers and colleagues from all over the globe on a day to day basis.
Tasks and responsibilities
Actively participate in the sourcing activities for the IT & Professional services category, with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving quality or vendor service levels
In charge of the operational part of the sourcing process
Issue purchase orders/call-offs
Follow up on orders to ensure that items are shipped and delivered on time
Address & solve issues during the sourcing process
Analyse processes and share learnings within the organisation
Negotiate with suppliers
Assist the Global Sourcing Managers in preparing and coordinating bids, provide them with relevant information
Review, prepare, verify and/or approve financial and business transactions within established frameworks and guidelines
Bachelor or Master degree or equivalent work experience
Relevant work experience in a procurement role, must have experience with SAP
Experience within indirect categories desirable
Excellent command of English. Additional language skills are desirable
Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills
Result driven personality and able to work autonomously
Strong business orientation and understanding of business processes
Demonstrated skill at maintaining high accuracy and attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker