Integrating global / regional sourcing strategies with business and category demands, ensuring timely inputs to global/regional project development and OTIF execution of global/regional projects in the cluster
Act as first point of contact for the business for issues/questions relating to procurement of marketing or business services
Efficient, timely and transparent communication to internal customers and to suppliers.
Work in an effective, cohesive team environment (ability to understand all areas of Marketing & Business Services)
Supplier Relationship Management
Develop, implement and drive procurement strategies for sourcing in the Cluster.
Engage with Procurement Managers (Strategic Sourcing teams) to understand if a sourcing strategy and strategic contracts are in place for the portfolio.
Identification and initial assessments of suppliers for assigned Portfolio and Cluster
Build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers.
Proactively identify and deliver Savings and Cash (via payment term extension) in line with set targets
Identify and propose cost reduction/continuous performance improvement (supplier) opportunities.
Source and negotiate for assigned spend and site clusters goods or services above 10kEUR, where no contract exists and that are not strategically sourced.
Support Strategic sourcing projects as required and co-ordinate cluster cluster projects when needed
A successful procurement professional is expected to be:
Outstanding in idea generation, ideas that are forward thinking, and that contribute to creating sustained competitive advantage.
Strong at selling ideas to his/her business partners, internally and externally, translating these into effective proposals conveying value and communicating it accordingly.
Appreciative of the value and impact of outstanding execution – an eagle eye for detail.
Act as an entrepreneur, treats business as his/her own, sets trends and is willing to lead, follow or get out of the way.
Behave as a Partner to Win ambassador and demonstrate the value Procurement adds to the business.
5 year or more relevant experience in procurement
Experience in Strategic Planning
Experience in developing, driving and managing Value Improvement initiatives
Track record in executing solid Market Analysis Studies
Experience working in international regional and global Environment
Fluent in German and English
In return we are offering you:
Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters Global Reach | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Focus On Sustainability | Agile working | Flexible working time models | Home office
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