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VLC Cat. Buyer Transport

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VLC Cat. Buyer Transport
Category Buyer is responsible for development of European Category and Sourcing Strategies for assigned scope and implementation of them via strategic sourcing projects and other non-sourcing initiatives.
Category Buyer should apply business policies, standards and platforms including the agreed Category and Sourcing Management methodology.
  • The key accountabilities for this role include but are not restricted to:
  • Category Strategic
  • Define & execute European Category Strategy and Category roadmap;
  • Participate in development of global category strategies and support their execution;
  • Provide information for global/cross-zone sourcing streams and implement global and zone contracts;
  • Lead and execute strategic/tactical sourcing projects (see details below);
  • Manage supplier relationship and develop category Supplier Relationship Management (SRM);
  • Collaborate with functional budget owners and work closely with the Category Manager, Procurement Shared Services, Global Procurement Office and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Maximize value for the Company through each initiative;
  • Monitor Category and contracts performance, price variance and take appropriate corrective actions when needed;
  • Participate in Category budgeting process
Sourcing Process
  • Identify internal needs/requirements
  • Explore market and engage suppliers
  • Run RFI/RFP/RFQ/e-auctions/F2F negotiations
  • Develop business award scenarios and final recommendation
  • Review, sign and ensure implementation of negotiated contracts
  • Resolve outstanding contract/PO issues and claims
  • Complete contract termination requests & submit for approval
  • Consolidate contracts locally as well as across countries
  • Assure timely contract renewal and manage/plan contract expiration dates
Continuous Improvement and Innovation
  • Challenge existing ways of working in order to improve procurement results and efficiency, delivering procurement targets;
  • Understand and follow global and zone governance – policies and procedures. Suggest improvement opportunities;
  • Track procurement results of the assigned area of responsibility and translate into reporting structures;
  • Increase Procurement coverage of the spend (where relevant);
  • Drive proper/transparent contracting/purchasing methods;
  • Identify, initiate and co-manage value engineering efforts, innovation projects with internal teams and external organizations;
  • Support any procurement specific project (supplier portal, excellence program, etc.).


Specialist Experience

  • University Degree, preferably Master’s degree/MBA;
  • Fluent English and French;
Skills required for success in this position:
  • Strong communication skills; 
  • Project management skills and ability to manage complex cross-country, cross-functional scope;
  • 1-3 years working experience: Procurement, Commercial, Financial and international work experience is beneficial;
  • Strong analytical skills enabling to understand cost models, sourcing results and financial and operational impact for the Company;
  • Strategic mindset;
  • Knowledge of Procurement processes, methods and techniques, including negotiation skills, e-sourcing tools, e-auctions is beneficial; 
  • Category management experience is a strong asset;
  • Languages: English and French as the working languages, other languages are an advantage

Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.

Job Summary

  • Czech Republic
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
11 April 2019
Applications Deadline
01 June 2019

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