• Procurement Manager

    Location CZ-Prague
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/6/2018 11:56 PM)
    Job ID
    744104
    Company
    Amazon Logistic Prague s.r.o.
    Position Category
    Fulfillment & Operations Management
    JobCountry
    Czech Republic
  • Job Description

    Procurement Manager will be responsible for leading a team of Buyers focused on Procurement transactional activities. He/she drives better spend compliance & consolidation by ensuring the proper checks and channeling the PR to the right procurement process. The Procurement Manager works independently with limited support from the Shared Procurement Center leader. He/she may own projects or process flows, work with Category Managers and FC Procurement teams on relevant strategic or operational initiatives to the EU network.


    RESPONSIBILITIES
    · Lead and develop a team of highly qualified procurement experts in EU Shared Procurement Center
    · Ensure adherence to Amazon’s global spend policy and driving compliance to local Procurement policies and procedures
    · Partner with pan-European key stakeholders to understand all business requirements and define procurement operations strategy
    · Build effective stakeholder relationships - develop relationships with primary internal customers (local Ops leadership), external suppliers and other teams within respective market
    · Implement, change and/or develop new processes as required to provide ability to better procure goods and services for the FC’s network
    · Ensure data integrity
    · Drive effective delivery of EU procurement metrics by leading / supporting projects and initiatives identifying root cause of issues and corrective actions
    · Assist with the development of new standards, procedures and solutions for the procurement operations
    · Ensure attainment of department goals, and support senior management to establish goals, KPI’s and policies for the department
    · Lead or assist with the development of process documentation and implementation & best practices adoption
    · Partner with other procurement leaders and teams on local or regional projects and initiatives
    · Promote the strategic importance of procurement across each business unit supported
    · Contribute to achievement of Procurement’s annual savings target, catalogue penetration, contracts maintenance, vendor set-up and maintenance objectives
    · Support procurement activities throughout all phases of new site launches
    · Prepare and participate in business reviews with local stakeholders to review vendor performance, future opportunities and/or challenges
    · Scope roles, recruit and hire according to business needs
    · Mentor and develop employees for career enhancement and direction
    · Evaluate team capability and organization structure and make necessary change to align with business needs
    · Be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of procurement operations within assigned area of responsibility or territory

    Basic Qualifications

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
    • People management experience
    • High motivation to learn, develop and perform in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other languages will be a strong asset (German / French or Spanish or Italian / Czech or Slovak or Polish)
    • Attention-to-detail, alongside proven ability to manage multiple, conflicting priorities simultaneously
    • Familiarity with procurement systems and financial applications, e.g. Oracle and COUPA (not required but it is an advantage)
    • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills, alongside willingness to learn proprietary systems
    • Experience with metrics creation and data presentation
    • Bias for action: Evaluates acts and communicates in internet time. Decisive. Makes timely, practical, effective decisions. Takes initiative without being asked. Plans efficiently while avoiding analysis paralysis
    • Persuasive: Demonstrates healthy and productive influencing ability. Gains the respect and confidence of others. Builds constructive and effective relationships
    • Experience of improving processes and building scalability
    • Hands-on experience of running process, technology or operations improvement projects or initiatives
    • Experience managing complex customer relationships
    • Possesses the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem-solving skills
    • Significant previous experience in procurement/shared services center or BPO/program management

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
    - Min. Bachelor’s degree (preferably Master)
    - Min. 5 years of relevant experience in procurement, operations management or shared services environment,


    TRAVEL REQUIREMENT
    · Up to 30 %

    Preferred Qualifications

    Sounds interesting? We look forward to receiving your CV in English.

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