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Strategic Operations Buying Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Vienna
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: JU31
  • Sector: Operations & Finance, DSJ Global, Operational Excellence and Strategy, Procurement
  • Date posted: 02/01/2018
Describe the job:

A leading FMCG organization is seeking a Strategic Operations Buying Manager to join the Multisales Strategic Operational procurement team. Based out of Vienna, Austria, it is an especially exciting time to join this team as the worldwide transformation of this team will be the change in the way they procure the indirect Categories. Consequently, a multi-hire campaign has been implemented into the Company infrastructure to successfully complete this new top priority project. Currently, the company employees 85,000 employees worldwide and are looking to expand even more! 

Responsibilities:
  • Developing Category strategy through driving your own processes, implementing these strategies in conjunction with business objectives for stakeholders whilst also achieving sustainable relationships with supplier
  • Directly responsible for handling the Marketing category including Marketing services & Professional Services Categories
  • Reports directly to Commercial Strategic Operations Director
  • Runs big tenders of up to €50m
  • Create and manage contract suppliers, whilst also negotiating stakeholders in a number of locations
Skills and Experience Required
  • 3+ years relevant experience working in an indirect procurement function at an FMCG corporation
  • Ability to project manage
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skill
  • Fluent German and English
  • Ability to project manage
  • Ability to handle large tenders
We are looking for someone who is a strong negotiator that has proven experience in negotiation strategies and the conduction of negotiations. This individual must be able to be analytical in their approach and ability to use that to make quick decisive resolutions to problems.

You must be a keen learner and show a good drive for positive results. This role would suit someone with experience working in a matrix organization and cross functions.

What this Job Offers You
  • Be part of one of the largest transformations in the company’s history
  • Travel opportunities.
  • Be part of a company that values its employees having been recognized for its excellence in career development  
  • To be involved with a Multinational company that is committed to standards and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Ranked top 20 as the best places to work internationally
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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