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Buyer - German Speaker (M/F)

Michael Page Portugal

07.09.2021 | Porto | Referência: 2029308


Buyer - German Speaker  (m/f)

Referencia: JN -052021-2571069
Adicionado em 07.09.2021
Sobre os nossos clientes
Our client is a mutinational company expanding the activity in its Shared Service Center.

Descriçăo da oferta

Execute tactical buying of low and mid value item within the given thresholds, including: conduct supplier identification from preferred suppliers list, negotiation and supplier selection; deliver sourcing results to contribute to saving targets while ensuring that Service Level Agreements with the business are being met; support procurement automation by continuously seeking opportunities to increase catalogue coverage.


  • Execution of tactical buying process;
  • Analyze mid value tactical buys, facilitate high value tactical buy execution with the responsible category manager;
  • Conduct sourcing projects (NEGOTIATION, supplier selection) and support responding to suppliers in case of commercial or system related questions;
  • Conduct eSourcing events in Ariba;
  • For selected tactical buys, follow-up on technical evaluations with internal stakeholders to ensure timeliness of tendering process;
  • Execute negotiation, supplier selection and determine Purchase Order (PO) terms and conditions;
  • Based on country requirements, initiate order signature process and follow-up on distribution to supplier;
  • Close/ change/ modify POs related to tactical buys;
  • Support tail spend reduction and channeling spend through strategic suppliers / channels;
  • Regularly analyze tactical buy activities and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to Category Managers on recurring tactical buys and opportunities for standardization and automation;
  • Based on Category Director and manager guidance, execute RfQs for potential catalogue items including contracting based on standard contract templates;
  • Support automated buying channel introductions by facilitating the interaction between supplier and Content Specialist;
  • Support strategic sourcing initiatives.


  • Bachelor's or master's degree preferably in business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education;
  • At least 3 years general business experience, preferably in Procurement area (low to mid-level spend) in a middle sized or large organization; basic experience within supplier selection, negotiation and contracting area is obligatory;
  • Experience in purchase orders administration only is not fully sufficient;
  • Advanced knowledge of sourcing execution strategies, approaches and methods, as well as contract management and procure to pay processes;
  • Experience in one of the following categories highly desirable: IT/ Professional services / Marketing / Facility management ;
  • Experienced in negotiation;
  • Good ability to analyze specifications and influence demand;
  • Good knowledge of selected categories, category strategy development, compliance management and analytics;
  • Knowledge of supplier management and project management;
  • Ability to analyze problems and conclude decisions;
  • Great communication skills and the capability to independently interact with different stakeholders;
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management;
  • Proficiency in MS Office;
  • Fluent in English and German spoken and written;
  • Availability to work extended business hours is mandatory.

Job Offer

  • Bonus;
  • Language Allowance;
  • Lunch Allowance;
  • Type of contract: Permanent (with 3 months of probation period);
  • Working hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 17:00 (flexible);
  • Health insurance;
  • Off Campus (1 day of home office per week);
  • Birthday off work.

O que procuramos
Buyer; Procurement; SSC; German; Italian; Procurement; Purchasing; Supply chain
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