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SR Strategic Buyer

Company: Equiliem
Location: Columbia
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

SR STRATEGIC BUYER

Works closely with category managers of respective category and project procurement managers implementing the category strategy and linking it into the business

Adapts and implements catalogues and framework contracts on Divisional/ regional level in compliance with guidelines

Runs negotiations, manages RFQs, negotiations, awarding decisions and follow-up with suppliers, takes awarding decisions in line with category strategy

Executes supplier selection along strategy, requirements, supplier base development, and identification of new suppliers

Direct involvement in and solving of issues with suppliers (e.g., quality, delivery and service issues), etc.

Monitors and communicates performance of suppliers

Strives for automation and digitalization practices and tool improvement

Ensures cost, availability, innovation, and quality within the sourcing plan creation and execution

Ensures compliance with procurement process, policies and other statutory requirements within category

Accountable for achieving agreed KPIs and their reporting

Experience preferred in beverage industry construction and field installation projects: quotation, competitive bidding and procurement

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Predominantly works tactically - executes strategic initiatives.
Predominantly modifies and improves existing processes or products.

Partner in designing increments of procurement strategy

Continuously optimizes procurement processes in scope of work

COMMUNICATION PARTNERS & DECISION-MAKING POWER

Main communication partners
Decision-making power

Predominantly communicates with others within the organization.
Predominantly supports decision-making.

Internal customers: Supply Chain and Procurement Functions in Divisions and BUs, Sales, Procurement Category Managers, Legal & Compliance Organization

External customers: Suppliers

Realizes cost and cash saving potential

Runs productivity improvement

Controls spend, drives demand reduction

Educational Background

University, bachelor's degree in engineering or Economics

Procurement or Supply chain Certification (optional)

Professional Knowledge and Experiences

Strategic Buyer:

Experience in procurement processes

Know-how of international contract management

Cost analysis and management

Cultural Awareness

Experience with implementation of corporate procurement

Work experience in complex organizations

Negotiation experience

Systems, Ariba, S2P, SAP

Senior Strategic Buyer:

10+ years of experience in procurement processes

Profound background international contract management

Solid cost analysis and management experience

Inter-Cultural Sensitivity

Experience with implementation of corporate procurement

Work experience in complex organizations

Profound negotiation experience across the supplier markets

Market analysis experience

Systems: SAP Ariba, SAP CP

Other Skills & Competencies

Strategic Buyer:

English (fluent)

Ability to network and build relationships

Internal stakeholder /supplier relationship management

Ability to translate business requirements into RFx

Very good analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically

Takes ownership of the work, successes and mistakes

Very good communication skills

Services and delivery expert

Negotiation Expert

Contract experience

Commercial/analytical and engagement skills

Senior Strategic Buyer:

English (fluent)

Ability to network and build lasting relationships

Internal stakeholder /supplier relationship management

Strong ability to translate business requirements into RFx

Very good analytical capabilities, problem-solving skills and ability to think strategically

Takes ownership of the work, successes and mistakes

Very good communication skills

Services and delivery expert

Negotiation Expert for Large and complex negotiations

Contract and contract framework experience

Commercial/analytical and engagement skills

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Keywords: Equiliem, Baltimore , SR Strategic Buyer, Other , Columbia, Maryland

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