• Sourcing Intelligence Manager

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/6/2018 9:01 AM)
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  • Overview

    Responsible for analyzing, recommending and executing key aspects of the Total Cost of Ownership for selected procurement spend areas.


    Collaborate with Group Procurement management, senior category managers, and Country procurement teams to develop analytics, provide key market insights, identify cost savings opportunities, and execute tendering activities that contribute to procurement saving goals.


    Provide reports and analysis in support of requirements for category performance management: collaborate with the Global Procurement performance manager to report on category performance, from budgeting to P&L impact analysis, on selected procurement spend areas.


    Support successful implementation of Procurement Maturity programs: Procurement Academy, Procurement Maturity, Procurement Handbook, digital process automation strategy and Sustainable Procurement.


    • Provide reports and analysis
      • Prepare and update ad-hoc market intelligence reports and analysis, in support of requirements for above region category management.
      • Execute cost development analysis to support category performance management: modelling of TCO, cost drivers identification, cost hypothesis for budget preparation & initiative target setting.
      • Support performance analysis on cost management and P&L impact for selected categories (against budget and last year)
      • Execute internal and external benchmarking in order to measure the category performance internally and versus world class peers  
    • Provide operational support to above region category management
      • Execute ad-hoc studies to help category teams on various topics, including market studies (supply/demand trends), market surveys (RFIs), and benchmark on category performance (internal / external)
      • Collect data from countries: gather internal information about business needs, to support category decisions
      • Preparation of tendering documents (RFx, contracts ), execute e-Sourcing events and tendering activities
      • When needed participate to negotiations
      • Evaluation and analysis of tenders to support category decisions
      • Potentially manage “small” categories 
    • Support successful implementation of Procurement Maturity programs
      • Promote and support the implementation of Procurement Academy, Procurement Handbook, Procurement maturity matrix and Sustainable Procurement.
      • Digital process optimization strategy: support the definition and optimization of the digital process landscape for the Procurement function globally. Act as a subject matter expert or project lead, where required, on ad-hoc projects.
      • Ensure that new and leading edge procurement practices are captured from the external environment and channeled into the Group.
      • Organize training sessions on selected topics when required.

    • Maintain close cooperation with global, region, and country procurement teams, functional experts, and relevant IT functions.


    • University degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, IT. 
    • Advanced degree preferred (e.g. MBA)


    • 5 years in procurement (operational, tactical sourcing or strategic procurement)
    • Procurement initiative management with exposure to supply chain optimization, complex strategic sourcing and optimal procurement processes and standards.
    • Experience in Project Management, Finance, Business analytics, Supply Chain, Logistics, etc. a plus
    • Proven performance in working within cross-functional teams

    Knowledge & Skills

    Technical / functional skills:

    • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and manage and deliver complex projects in multiple cultures, countries and regions.
    • Strong numerical and data analysis skills, along with data mining and modeling experience.
    • Proven capabilities in reporting, analysis and interpretation of data including database management and solution design (spread-sheeting and problem solving skills).
    • QlikView (expert level)
    • Experienced in developing QlikView dashboards

    Behavioural competencies / Leaderhsip and managerial abilities:

    • Ability to effectively lead people and manage by influence
    • Results oriented
    • Creative, with the ability to drive and inspire organizational changes and innovation
    • Strong communication skills and ability to influence effectively at all levels
    • Ability to build and contribute to influential networks
    • Change Management

    Language Requirements

    English required, an additional zone/local language, German or French advantageous

    Travel Requirements

    Ability to travel globally 20-30% of the time


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