Hot Senior Strategic Buyer with German

Take the next step in your procurement career in Prague!


Required languages

GermanAdvancedEnglishAdvanced

Seniority

Mid level

Location

Prague

Type of job

Full-time

Required education

Education not important

Category

Purchasing jobs

  • Retirement or life insurance contributions
  • Meal vouchers or meal contributions
  • Extra holidays
  • Company recreational facilities
  • Courses and training
  • Refreshments
  • Contributions to sport, culture or past time activities
  • Sick days
  • Home office
  • Company events and teambuilding
  • Possibility of unpaid leave
  • Foreign business trips

We are GEP   

 

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves in our client’s success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. Our clients include market global leaders with far-flung international operations, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, leading government and public institutions. 

We deliver practical, effective services and software that enable procurement leaders to maximize their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. That’s just some of the things that we do in our quest to build a beautiful company, enjoy the journey and make a difference. GEP is a place where individuality is prized, and talent respected. We’re focused on what is real and effective. GEP is where good ideas and great people are recognized, results matter, and ability and hard work drive achievements. We’re a learning organization, actively looking for people to help shape, grow and continually improve us.

 

What you can expect to be responsible for as a Senior Strategic Buyer:

  • Supporting category managers with category strategy plans, sourcing execution, supporting category planning and strategic sourcing tasks
  • Identifying and communicating with a diverse range of stakeholders, such as suppliers, project sponsors, end-users and other supporting functions such as HR, Legal and Finance.
  • Leveraging the GEP network of Category Experts and tools, to deliver insights to any project / client.
  • 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 program
  • Discussing with vendors and evaluating their products and capabilities as suppliers;
  • Using SMART by GEP® technology and client ERP system for procurement operations;
  • Demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, manage SOP’s, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes;
  • Managing all supplier selection and procurement activities (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, Scorecard and Bid Analysis)
  • Working cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service;
  • Guiding junior team members on how to prepare purchase orders through an ERP and placing orders for the purchase of goods and services.


  

We think you’ll be successful in the role if you:


  • have 3-5 years of expertise in strategic sourcing
  • are proficient in English and German (both written and spoken)
  • are experienced with managing and mentoring small to medium sized teams, both from an operational and career perspective
  • have knowledge of the principles and practices of large-scale centralized purchasing
  • have strong verbal and written communication skills in order to comfortably engage with all levels of management in client organizations
  • have strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills i.e. regarding creating baselines, performing market tests/analyses, summarizing the key points succinctly by email/in presentation
  • have experience with leading and executing negotiations
  • are able to manage multiple procurement projects at once and assess new purchase requirements based on spend risk etc.
  • have knowledge of variety of categories would be advantageous (trends, suppliers, industry specifics and terminology, legal frameworks)
  • Advantage: Any business process improvement methodology such as TQM, Six Sigma, APEX etc



  

Why join us?  

•      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 cares about people: We provide trainings, mentoring programs and career development plans to invest on our people.   

•      GEP is fun: A fully renewed and modern office in the center of Prague, open, friendly and multicultural atmosphere with different nationalities.   

GEP is growing: Our turnover is increasing by double digits for couple of years by adding new customers and providing new services.   



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