Definition of ad-hoc sourcing strategy when no category strategy in place (incl. nego-tiation strategy, approval, communication).
Accountable for and carefully monitor and support sourcing execution and negotiation
Maintain strong information flows back to Sr. Management for opportunities to ag-gregate demand and generate additional leverage.
Ensure operational Procurement requests are executed in line with category strate-gies, and in compliance with relevant policies and operating procedures, including preferred supplier agreements. Contribute to overall savings opportunity identification and delivery. Sourcing and supplier relationships management
Executing the Source-to-Contract process including respective strategies, ap-proaches, and methods: Preparing and conducting fact-based negotiations. Adapting tactics from a broad portfolio of negotiation strategies to achieve results that support business and Procurement objectives.
Proactive assessment of new ways of working, involving innovative scientific & tech-nical solutions by identifying and onboarding the right suppliers.
Deriving pioneering strategies by defining clear category objectives, working with analytical data, business team members and market expertise. Aligning strategies to measurable target and clearly conveying them to the organization.
Expertise in the . Understanding the respective category market levers, trends and main players as well as internal processes.
Cash flow contribution (extending payment terms with major suppliers with / without Supply Chain Finance).Analysing specifications for optimization. Linking specification to customer value, challenging specification confidently. Conveying messages clearly and convincing partners.
Understanding of procurement tools and ability to navigate them. Understanding the procurement data structure and procurement classification system for material, services, and suppliers.
Understanding and driving the Source-to-Contract process including respective strategies, approaches and methods: preparing and conducting fact-based negotiations. Adapting tactics from a broad portfolio of negotiation strategies to achieve results that support business and Procurement objectives.
University degree Graduation/Post Graduation in business administration, finance, engineering, scientific or technical fields. with English – Preferred. Strong preference for CIPS or similar professional qualification
A minimum of 9 years’ hands-on to Procurement experience and contracting experience Solid experience in navigating in global, matrix organizations and across geographies and cultures.
Extensive experience in sourcing processes (e.g. RFI/RFQ), negotiation strategies, project management, good communication and collaboration skills as well as market analysis capabilities to drive operational excellence