As Category Procurement Manager IT, You will be leading the IT category by successful designing strategies, in line with FrieslandCampina business needs, to maximize value for the company and maximizing the value from supplier relationships. Indirectly (functionally) leading IT buyer and S2C buyer.
You will be working with key IT platforms managers to facilitate demand and capture prioritization, drive quality and cost efficiency by enhancing business processes, standardization, and rationalization. Define and execute tech procurement strategy and governance jointly with platform leaders. Engage in Portfolio management with the tech board. Implement the new IT Procurement Gov Model with rigor.
Scope: SAAS, IT Infra, IT Consultancy, Services, Hardware & Maint, IT Dropbox, Ops Tech.
In all, this category covers an impact on a spend of more than 110 mio Euro yearly.
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What we ask
University degree or postgraduate qualification
Multiple years of experience in building winning IT procurement strategies
Experience in IT, contract structures and affinity with technical jargons
High drive, entrepreneurial mindset, and ambition to make things work
Ability to manage upwards senior stakeholders and influence effectively
Able to manage complex supplier organizations effectively
Able to coach and develop S2C buyer colleagues
Excellent relation builder, both externally and internally
Able to understand and use complex evaluations and financial concepts
Ability to develop and introduce program concepts beyond individual tenders
Relentless drive, entrepreneurial mindset and accountability
Global impact across multiple operating units
Motivated, proactive & result driven
Change Management expertise
Effective and engaging communication style
Experience in leading complex negotiations
Speak/write proficient in English, other languages are a plus
What we offer
Unique company culture of Dutch heritage and international presence
We offer great work life balance, and competitive salary & benefits package so you can enjoy it
Diverse training and mentoring programs to help you grow on your own professional journey
Exceptional support of cross disciplinary movement within the company to broaden your knowledge and growth paths
A friendly and informal working environment, yet professional team members as sparring partners
Autonomy and trust to create longer term impact that helps bring better nutrition to the world
Free cheese and milk at lunch in the central office, and barista coffee to help you go through your working days with a lot of joy
This role is focused on the following areas:
Design, align, review and manage the integrated category strategies for IT. Manage and execute the development and review process with internal stakeholders and sufficient external input.
Strategic Sourcing Management
Co-Design, execute and implement effective strategic sourcing plans and support development of PSE colleague to drive this process. Evaluate sourcing approach & adjust to market developments.
SRM, Innovation & relevant market developments
Setup, maintain and manage the SRM process and governance with selected suppliers, to realize fact-based performance management and room for improvement and innovations. Develop and actively maintain understanding of relevant market trends and developments and how they could bring value to RFC.
Share, maintain and develop further own strategic and tactical knowledge in IT. Create visibility of own expertise through excellent strategies and stakeholder-relationships. Al
Financial Management & ICF
Maintain and develop a solid understanding of IT spend, cost impact, cost drivers. Contribute to the cost price & budget of our entities. Develop should-cost models and other ways to analyze financial performance of IT subcategory.
Recognize, connect and remain connected to stakeholders. Build balanced relationships with trust and performance. Actively seek to be aware of both market developments and changing business needs and translate them towards impact on category and category strategy.