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Category Buyer (IT and Communications & Digital)

Headhunters, LLC
Germantown, Maryland, United States
January 08, 2019


Headhunters, LLC is seeking a Category Buyer (IT and Communications & Digital.

Position Description

- Supporting and execution of sourcing decisions for category “IT and Ccommunications & Digital” on a local, regional and global level.

- Assure adequate input for and execution of global category strategy, active and adequate support of the global category leader.

- Professional contracts and partners/suppliers management.

- Manage day-to-day requisitions and allocation of frame contracts to demand requests.

- Performance responsibility for the assigned area of category strategy and according supply base and its reporting, including performance reporting.

- Management of assigned supplier base and ensuring quality and timeliness of supply.

- Responsible for assigned savings and KPI achievements and its reporting of the supply base, including performance reporting.

- Effectively managing requisition to pay process on local, regional and global level.

- Manage and track supplier reliability and drive improvement program.

- Procurement process optimization with the agreed field of engagement.

Position Requirements

- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in business administration or related field or equivalent.

- At least 1 or 3 years of experience in sourcing and purchasing of direct/indirect materials and services, good feel for the needs of category.

- Good knowledge of procurement principles and processes as well as advanced negotiation and analytical skills, strong customer care focus, experience in consulting environment are of advantage.

- Excellent oral and written English skills necessary, German and any other further language of advantage.

- Strong MS office and SAP MM skills.

Personal Requirements

- Good negotiation skills and good experience in supplier management.

- Good interpersonal communication and team playing skills, ability to listen and to convince and to motivate people.

- Self-driven, energetic and motivated to advocate best procurement practice.