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Lead IT Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Lyon Armees
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 26/03/2018JU
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 26/03/2018
Describe the job

A leading FMCG company is seeking a Lead IT buyer to manage all the IT categories spend across the EMEA. Based out of Lyon, France, the position has been created to expand the IT procurement team following a particularly successful 2018 so far! With over 20,000 employees across 100 different countries, the company turned over more than $55bn last year, making them a prominent company in their market!

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for developing, creating and managing key stakeholders within the EMEA
  • Directly responsible for handling all things in IT category on an EMEA level including IT Hardware, Software, IT Consultancy, IT Outsourced Services, Telecommunication
  • Reports directly to Global IT Procurement Manager
  • Runs big tenders of up to €35m
  • Create and manage contract suppliers, whilst also negotiating stakeholders in a number of locations
  • Drive Sourcing plan execution and negotiating new deals with vendors
Skills and Experience Required
  • 3 years’ experience in the IT category procurement
  • Fluent English
  • Excellent Communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to manage senior level stakeholders
  • Analyse, identify and drive savings
We are looking for someone that is passionate about IT procurement and can help to build a fairly new category within the company. Being able to stand alone and to deal with ambiguous situations is key to success in this role.

With an excellent leadership programme this organization is looking to organically grow their future leaders, so you must have the leadership capabilities to handle conflict management and to further yourself through a keen drive for personal learning. This role would suit someone with experience working in a matrix organization and cross functions.

What this Job Offers You

  • Travel opportunities.
  • Versatile health services
  • Flexible working hours
  • Commitment to family-friendly processes
  • Company retirement plan
How to apply

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion or contact me directly on +442037800035 

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