Beaumont Select

Global Sourcing Manager - IT & Professional Services

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Competitive remuneration package
13 Apr 2018
19 Apr 2018
Job Level
Buyer, Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

We are pleased to be supporting this global conglomerate business during an exciting period of centralisation with strong growth ambitions.  Our client is a manufacturer of specialty products based upon improving the wellbeing of the world’s population and are recruiting for a Global Sourcing Manager to be based in their office in Amsterdam, working across IT & Professional Services. 

In this role the Global Sourcing Manager will be responsible for leading and implementing the global procurement strategy for IT and Professional Services and generate reduction in the total cost of ownership. You will work closely together with internal stakeholders in cross European and Global teams to and help define the business’ needs for external services. You are going to design the procurement and lead global and regional tender processes. You will also be expected to be involved in other category areas such as professional services.

Global Sourcing Manager Responsibilities: 

  • Actively participate in the strategic sourcing activities with the goal of achieving cost reductions, while maintaining or improving service quality or vendor service levels

  • Identify, evaluate & select suppliers, negotiate and close framework-agreements of Global & EU region services

  • Drive product demand optimization throughout via collaboration with the relevant business units

  • Maintain and develop in-depth knowledge of suppliers, markets & trends

  • Perform best-in-class negotiation processes via analysis of supply & demand trends

  • Establish and manage global/regional relationships with suppliers

  • Monitor performances of vendors and their compliance with their commitments

  • Address & solve operational issues with suppliers

  • Provide guidance and guidelines to the regional/local procurement personnel

Global Sourcing Manager profile:  

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a relevant field

  • At least 4 years of relevant work experience in procurement within IT categories

  • Experience in negotiating framework agreements in the relevant fields

  • Experience in working in an international environment and leading cross functional teams

  • Demonstrable track record of success in managing complex, cross-functional activities and developing/executing key procurement processes

  • Excellent command of English is required. Additional language of German, French, Spanish or Dutch are desirable

  • Strong negotiation skills and result driven personality

  • Excellent interpersonal, business acumen, communication and supplier relations skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively, and in a matrix management style organization

  • Strategic thinker and pragmatic worker

In return our client offer a very competitive remuneration package, outlined career development and aspirations from the start, this is a great opportunity to be part of shaping a newly created global procurement function.

Beaumont Select is a leading Supply Chain & Purchasing Recruitment Agency for permanent and interim staffing solutions. We support a primarily blue chip client base, in the provision of experienced Supply Chain & Purchasing Professionals; successfully resolving their Purchasing Recruitment demands. We have a proven track record in purchasing recruitment and are a leading purchasing recruitment agency.  Complying with the BERR Beaumont Select are an Employment Agency and an Employment Business