Sourcing Manager - Knowledge Services

Job Locations (City + Country) RO-Cluj
ID 2021-19929
Knowledge Services - Sourcing Support
Position Type
Full-Time Employee
Posted Date
1 month ago(15/9/2021 5:08 AM)

Company Overview

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our client’s success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. Our clients include market global leaders with far-flung international operations, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, leading government and public institutions. 


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.


Are you one of us?


GEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team.


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What you will do

  • Develop Category Management vision, strategies and objectives to deliver against broader business objectives
  • Identify and execute against strategic initiatives to build upon category advisor expertise
  • Partner closely with key stakeholder teams to understand critical business needs, trends and strategies
  • Manage a team of junior sourcing professionals and Category Buyers for the day-to-day coaching, training, and ongoing development
  • Define and implement global sourcing and outsourcing strategies that consolidate and optimize both the supplier base and services, while securing the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and access to the highest levels of service and quality
  • Leadership role in key procurement activities, including RFx development and execution, Statement of Work (SOW) and contract drafting, and pricing and contract negotiations (new client initiatives).
  • Greater participation/involvement in cross functional visionary development and implementation
  • Greater responsibility of coaching leadership qualities into subordinates and direct reports, building the future leaders of the organization


What you should bring


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Experience: 5+ yrs. Of proven relevant purchasing or Supply chain experience. Min. 3+ yrs. On Procurement leading positions
  • Fluency in English and Italian/Spanish/French at a business level


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