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;
Leading a small/medium sized team;
Participating in firm building activities, including recruitment.
Proficiency in English and German (both written and spoken)
Experience with managing and mentoring small to medium sized teams, both from an operational and career perspective
Knowledge of the principles and practices of large-scale centralized purchasing
Strong verbal and written communication skills in order to comfortably engage with all levels of management in client organizations
Strong analytical, reporting and presentation skills i.e. regarding creating baselines, performing market tests/analyses, summarizing the key points succinctly by email/in presentation
Experience with leading and executing negotiations
Ability to manage multiple procurement projects at once and assess new purchase requirements based on spend risk etc.
Advantage: Any business process improvement methodology such as TQM, Six Sigma, APEX etc
GEP is a leading provider of procurement software and procurement services to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, helping them to operate more efficiently and effectively. Named Best Provider at the World Procurement Awards and EPIC Procurement Excellence Awards, GEP is frequently honoured as an innovator and leader in source-to-pay procurement software by Forrester, IDC, Procurement Leaders, Spend Matters, Pay Stream and Ardent Partners.
With 14 offices and operations centres in Europe, Asia and the Americas, Clark, New Jersey-based GEP helps enterprises worldwide realize their strategic, operational and financial objectives. To learn more about our comprehensive range of strategic and managed services, please visit www.gep.com.
For more about SMART by GEP, our cloud-native, unified source-to-pay platform, please visit www.smartbygep.com.