Sourcing Operations & Tactical Buying with German

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Employer: Chain IQ Services
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Others
  • Management - Consulting
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 20.05.2024
    Remote work: Hybrid
    Short company description


    Our purpose is to transform non-strategic procurement costs into strategic company value – ‘non-core for you, core for us’.

    - We unlock important client value derived from latest procurement technologies, collective purchasing power of our clients as well as leading market insights and domain expertise.

    - We deliver tailored high-quality services based on understanding our client’s business and strategy. We adopt a client-centric approach which supports cultural match and business integration building trust for long term business partnerships.

    - We apply latest risk, sustainability and social responsibility practices strengthening procurement resilience. This supports ethical operations, business standards and biodiversity whilst minimizing environmental impact.

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    LinkedIn: Chain IQ Group AG
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    - Advanced skills in both written and spoken German and English (minimum B2 level).
    - Experience in sourcing operations, including procurement, supply chain management and vendor management.
    - Negotiating contracts, evaluating suppliers and managing purchase orders;
    - Strong knowledge of Marketing Category;
    - Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential for interacting with stakeholders and vendors;
    - Experience managing projects, including developing timelines, setting priorities, and coordinating resources to meet project goals;


    - Collaboration with Head of Sourcing, Sourcing Operations and Tactical Buying and Team Leads to ensure optimal use of Sourcing, Sourcing Operations and Tactical Buying capabilities
    - Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with internal, client and supplier stakeholders
    - Organize and manage market tenders
    - Evaluate suppliers proposals and perform bid analysis – provide input and recommendations for supplier selection;
    - Negotiating deals to achieve optimal commercial, specification, compliance and contractual outcomes
    - Negotiating with vendors for building positive, long-term relationships.
    - Drafting and negotiating contracts with vendors based on standard terms and conditions
    - Identifying opportunities to drive improvements and contributes to their implementation
    - Adhering to the client’s corporate standards, including using the defined sourcing tools and processes in the delivery of sourcing initiatives according to the client requirements
    - Ensuring the functional KPIs, SLAs and other performance objectives are met including savings targets
    - Ensuring accuracy of data and compliance with the given sourcing requirements (based on client methodology and requirements)
    - Performing spend analysis to proactively identify savings opportunities
    - Forecasting and reporting savings
    - Support and run RFx, eAuction – create and manage event in e-sourcing tool
    - Ensuring proactive and timely engagement with clients
    - Ensuring proactivity for additional support/extra activities/projects
    - Supporting coaching and development of more junior colleagues
    - Seen as a role model by colleagues in Chain IQ and clients
    - Acting as category champion for the managed category

    Other info

    Chain IQ is a leading global independent indirect procurement service company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services for its clients. Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices around the world – headquartered in Switzerland with hubs in Zurich, New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest to service more than 49 countries (including Germany, Poland, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia) and over 60 clients. Chain IQ’s growing team of 650+ experts is known for generating significant value via 3rd party spend management through volume bundling from its global clients, digitalization of procurement processes as well as achieving latest ESG standards.

    In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team and are therefore looking for an experienced Procurement Specialist.


    • Medical insurance
    • Trainings
    • Courses
    • Certifications
    • Bookster subscription
    • Flexible work schedule
    • Short Fridays
    • Parties / company events
    • Laptop
    • Fun / Relax Area
    • Meal vouchers

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