Buyer Generalist or Specialist with Fluent Level of English or German

Publicado 22 Setembro 2018

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Outra Cidade (Contabilidade / Finanças)

Our client is a supplier of sports goods operating worldwide. With more than 60 thousand employees it is specialized in designing and manufacturing shoes, clothing and accessories within the sports sector.


  • Conduct supplier identification from preferred suppliers list, negotiation and supplier selection
  • Deliver sourcing results to contribute to saving targets while ensuring that Service Level Agreements with the business are being met
  • Support procurement automation by continuously seeking opportunities to increase catalogue coverage
  • Execution of tactical buying process
  • Analyze mid value tactical buys, facilitate high value tactical buy execution with the responsible category manager
  • Ensure compliance throughout the entire process
  • Conduct sourcing projects (negotiation, supplier selection) and support responding to suppliers in case of commercial or system related questions
  • Conduct eSourcing events in Ariba
  • Facilitate alignment of technical requirements between internal stakeholders and suppliers
  • For selected tactical buys, follow-up on technical evaluations with internal stakeholders to ensure timeliness of tendering process
  • Execute negotiation, supplier selection and determine Purchase Order (PO) terms and conditions
  • Complete free-text purchase requests and create related order
  • Based on country requirements, initiate order signature process and follow-up on distribution to supplier
  • Close/ change/ modify POs related to tactical buys
  • Follow up on POs related to tactical buys
  • Support tail spend reduction and channeling spend through strategic suppliers / channels
  • Regularly analyze tactical buy activities and provide quantitative and qualitative feedback to Category Managers on recurring tactical buys and opportunities for standardization and automation
  • Based on Category Director and Manager guidance, execute RfQs for potential catalogue items including contracting based on standard contract templates
  • Support catalogue creation automated buying channel introductions by facilitating the interaction between supplier and Content Specialist
  • Support strategic sourcing initiatives


  • Advanced knowledge of sourcing execution strategies, approaches and methods, as well as contract management and procure to pay processes
  • Experience in procurement categories like IT / Professional Services / Marketing / Facility Management is highly desirable
  • Good ability to analyze specifications and influence demand
  • Good knowledge of selected categories, category strategy development, compliance management and analytics
  • Knowledge of supplier management and project management
  • Ability to analyze problems and conclude decisions
  • Great communication skills and the capability to independently interact with different stakeholders
  • Action oriented and solution minded team player with high degree of self-management
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Fluent in English, spoken and written
  • Fluency in German is an advantage
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree preferably in business, economics, finance, procurement or legal, or comparable professional education
  • At least 3 years general business experience, preferably in Procurement area (low to mid-level spend) in a middle sized or large organization; basic experience within supplier selection, negotiation and contracting area is obligatory. Experience in purchase orders administration only is not fully sufficient


  • Opportunity to grow within a multinational company
  • Competitive salary


Joana Costa
(+351) 211 450 153 (Ext. 203)