Sourcing Manager - Investment Projects (all genders)

Posted 30 Nov 2023

Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie - Poland

Req Id 269987


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This role can be done in a hybrid model.

Your role: 

As Sourcing Manager – Investment Projects EMEA, you will directly support the sourcing requirements of our sites across Investment Projects category in full coordination with the global Operations category teams. This position is responsible for leading sourcing initiatives with functional business partners. As a key link between internal stakeholder groups, Procurement, and external suppliers, the Sourcing Manager is accountable for understanding key business drivers and ensuring that stakeholder requirements are fulfilled. You will implement or develop sourcing strategies, standard operating procedures, sustainable cost improvement processes, and transparent cost reporting. You should be experienced in extensive cross-functional collaboration and use of strategic sourcing best practices to maximize value in terms of cost savings/avoidance, demand management, risk reduction, quality and performance, and supplier market innovation. The role holder conducts spend and market analyses, identifies opportunities, develops category strategies, leads cross-functional sourcing teams, negotiates contracts and manages key supplier relationships. The role holder is an energetic, flexible team player capable of forming strong relationships throughout the entire organization, in addition to successfully leveraging resources, processes and tools to achieve desired outcomes.

You will be mainly responsible for Supplier Selection, Performance Management, Negotiations, Market Analysis, Cost Optimization, Performance Metrics, Develop and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure and report on sourcing and procurement performance. You will also utilize data and analytics, eliminate and mitigate risks for project costs and time, ensure that procurement activities adhere to local and international regulations and company policies. Maintain compliance with ethical and sustainability standards. It's importnat to oversee the creation, review, and management of procurement contracts, ensuring they are legally compliant. You will collaborate closely with members of several departments (such as Site Operations, Global Engineering, Controlling and Legal) in other cross-functional teams and global projects to build and develop an effective partnership.


Who you are:

  • At least five years of global and intercultural professional experience in procurement for complex investment projects in a global industry, preferably with a focus on technical project buying, RFX process and tools and ERP systems
  • Well-founded knowledge of indirect sourcing related technical materials & services and construction related execution models (General Contracting, EPCM, etc.), different pricing models (target pricing, lump sum, fix fee, hourly rates, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge in international contract law and construction specific standards (HOAI, VOB, etc.)
  • Fluent in English and German (with excellent communication skills written and verbally), French, Italian or Spanish is a plus
  • Experience in managing difficult stakeholder landscapes, negotiating conditions and concluding project and framework contracts, you will be useing digital systems by implementing, managing and coordinating respective global sourcing tools to achieve it
  • Strong communication and change management skills, to build and maintain relationships with suppliers
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% 
  • For the role a higher business education is mandatory: bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration, engineering or equivalent

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