Strategic Buyer with French

  • Company:
    GEP Worldwide
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    3 days ago
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Company Overview 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. 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 maximise 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.Are you one of us?GEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team.For more information please visit us on or check us out on What you will do What you can expect to be responsible for as a Strategic Buyer:Supporting category managers with category strategy plans, sourcing execution, supporting category planning and strategic sourcing tasksLeveraging the GEP network of Category Experts and tools, to deliver insights to any project / client.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;Managing all supplier selection and procurement activities (e.g. RFI, RFP, RFQ, Scorecard and Bid Analysis)Providing support with respect to Supplier Management/ Procurement processes and policies.Demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, manage SOP’s, decrease turnaround times and streamline work processes.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.Guiding junior team members on how to prepare purchase orders through an ERP and placing orders for the purchase of goods and services.Participating in firm building activities, including recruitment What you should bring Fitting experience for the role would be:3-5 years of expertise in strategic sourcingProficiency in English and FrenchKnowledge of the principles and practices of large-scale centralized purchasingStrong verbal and written communication skills in order to comfortably engage with all levels of management in client organizationsStrong analytical, reporting and presentation skills i.e. regarding creating baselines, performing market tests/analyses, summarizing the key points succinctly by email/in presentationExperience with leading and executing negotiationsAbility to manage multiple procurement projects at once and assess new purchase requirements based on spend risk etc.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