We are pleased to be supporting this global conglomerate business during an exciting period of centralisation with strong growth ambitions. Our client is a manufacturer of specialty products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population and are recruiting for a Global Sourcing Manager to be based in their office in Amsterdam, working across IT & Professional Services.
In this role the Global Sourcing Manager will be responsible for leading and implementing the global procurement strategy for IT and Professional Services and generate reduction in the total cost of ownership. You will work closely together with internal stakeholders in cross European and Global teams to and help define the business’ needs for external services. You are going to design the procurement and lead global and regional tender processes. You will also be expected to be involved in other category areas such as professional services.
Global Sourcing Manager Responsibilities:
Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving service quality or vendor service levels
Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements of Global & EU region services
Drive product demand optimization throughout via collaboration with the relevant business units
Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets & trends
Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of supply & demand trends
Establish and manage global/regional relationships with suppliers
Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments
Address & solve operational issues with suppliers
Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel
Global Sourcing Manager profile:
Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant field
At least 4 years of relevant work experience in procurement within IT categories
Experience in negotiating framework agreements in the relevant fields
Experience in working in an international environment and leading cross functional teams
Demonstrable track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and developing/executing key procurement processes
Excellent command of English is required. Additional language of German, French, Spanish or Dutch are desirable
Strong negotiation skills and result driven personality
Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills
Ability to work collaboratively, and in a matrix management style organization
Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker
In return our client offer a very competitive remuneration package, outlined career development and aspirations from the start, this is a great opportunity to be part of shaping a newly created global procurement function.