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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.
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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 tasks
Leveraging 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 program
Discussing 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 sourcing
Proficiency in English and French
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.
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