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Sourcing Lead in Procurement


Europe Language Jobs






Prague, Praha, hlavní mesto, Czech Republic


Other, German, Language: English, Italian




Description: We are GEP   GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about Procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our client's success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. We deliver practical, effective consulting, outsourcing and technology solutions. We have local presence on a global basis with offices and operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia. We have won the Best Procurement Technology Award and are consistently nominated as a Leader in Gartners Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing. GEP is a leading and fast growing organisation searching for the best Procurement talents around the world.   Procurement Sourcing Lead   Position Overview:   The Senior Sourcing Lead will lead tactical/spot buys and support category strategies to help our customers deliver tangible results. They will also work with our teams (sometimes across different clients) to ensure they have the skills, development, and tools needed to meet agrees goals with clients and develop themselves professionally. The Sourcing Lead will arrange for the purchase of assigned commodities and services. Work includes talking to vendors and department officials, examining requirements, criteria, price, suitability and availability of items or services, comparing specifications and reviewing alternatives to requests.   Main Activities:  The qualified candidate will be responsible for: Supporting category managers with category strategy plans, sourcing execution, supporting category planning and strategic sourcing tasksInterfacing and communicating with stakeholders, project team, suppliers, GEP network and tools, and providing support with respect to Supplier Management/ Procurement processes and policies;Establishing negotiation strategies, identifying and developing negotiation levers, validating them with stakeholders and leading negotiations to ensure savings, timely supply and other benefits for purchases, business analytics, savings reporting and tracking, stakeholder interaction as part of the S2C programDiscussing with vendors and evaluating their products and capabilities as suppliers;Using SMART by GEP® technology and client ERP system for procurement operations and suggest improvements tailored to the client;Demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, manage SOPs, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes;Managing all supplier selection and procurement activities (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, Scorecard and Bid Analysis, etc.);Working cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;Reviewing orders for accuracy and compliance with existing policies and procedures;Organising, updating, and retaining key documents and technical entries;Preparing purchase orders through an ERP and placing orders for the purchase of goods and services. Requirements:   Strong verbal and written communication skillsProficiency in English plus German or Italian or Spanish (written and spoken) is mandatoryStrong analytical, reporting and presentation skills i.e. regarding creating baselines, performing market tests/analyses, summarising the key points succinctly by email/in presentationGood negotiation skillsAbility to manage various procurement projects at once and work with various stakeholder, to assess new purchase requirements based on spend risk etc., to lead and manage meetingsAbility to work in self-managed and team environments and communicate with all levels of management in client organisationsGood record of interaction with procurement team and stakeholdersKnowledge of:Assigned commodities and services including sources of supply, commodity markets, price trends, grades, and qualitiesCommon business practices relating to the purchase, pricing, terms, shipment, taxes, payment terms for commodities and services etc.Principles and practices of large scale centralised purchasingAny business process improvement methodology such as TQM, Six Sigma, APEX etc. - a plus.3-5 years of experience in procurementKnowledge of key categories:  i.e. IT, Professional Services, HR, Marketing, MRO/Capex, PackagingInvolvement in the procurement of a variety of supplies, materials, equipment and services+ A valid work permit for EU is required Offer: Why join us?   GEP is growing: Our turnover is increasing by double digits by adding new customers and providing new services.GEP cares about people: We provide trainings, mentoring programs and career development plans to invest on our people.GEP benefits: Above standard starting salary, Language courses, Extra vacation days, Lunch vouchers, Sick days, Contribution to Pension or Life insurance, Multi-sport cards and Home office.   GEP is fun:A fully renewed and modern office in the center of Prague, open, friendly and multicultural atmosphere with different nationalities. Language: English; German; Italian