European IT Procurement Lead - Greenfield

EUR70000 - EUR90000 per annum + Bonus + Package
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Contract Type
Full Time

Regional IT Procurement Lead - Global Retail Brand - Düsseldorf Offices + Home Working - 'Greenfield' Opportunity - €80,000 - €90,000 + Bonus

This leading Retail Brand is transforming their Procurement Function to increase Stakeholder Engagement. Currently operating under decentralized, regional structure, they are centralizing and adopting a 'category management' approach to procurement, leading to the creation of this European IT Procurement Lead role. The successful candidate will be redefining category strategies in this 'greenfield' opportunity and driving phenomenal performance across the Procurement Function

Regional IT Procurement Lead Role:

  • Redefining the full procurement strategy for the IT Category, working closely with the Head of Procurement to drive delivery of outstanding savings whilst providing best value
  • Creating new strategic supplier relationships across Europe, leveraging off existing contracts as well as identifying new relationships and applying full SRM methodology
  • Working with the Global team to align overall Procurement Strategy across global business functions whilst retaining full autonomous control on strategies
  • Working across the full range of IT categories, including Retail Technology as well as niche Softwares

IT Procurement Lead Skills and Background Required:

  • A track record in defining and leading innovative Procurement strategies across the IT Category, delivering exceptional value and savings to the business
  • Strong knowledge of Procurement IT sub categories, particularly Software (Cloud and SaaS) and Infrastructure
  • Outstanding Stakeholder Relationship Management skills, with familiarity in understanding and delivering on Executive Level stakeholder requirements
  • Excellent academics; degree (or equivalent) required, professional qualifications preferred
  • The right to live and work in Germany, with the relevant visa's and documents in place

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