Procurement Consultant – IT Professional Services

Functie:
You are detail oriented and service minded, as you can see the bigger picture from the business side when facilitating a sourcing and procurement process. Can you balance your priorities and get things done? Do you like interacting with people and dealing positively with constant change? Then this role is for you!

Sector:
Privaat

Dienstverband:
Vast

Specialisme:
I(C)T, Indirect spend

The Procurement team executes activities to reduce the overall spend, minimizing administrative efforts, increase supplier performance and ensure integrity and compliance. Engagement with Business Partners is essential for success. Our scope is Global Indirect Spend in the following categories: HR full suite, Professional Services, Legal and Payments.

Our Procurement Team is rapidly expanding and is looking for a Procurement Consultant with a background in Professional Services.

Amsterdam, Netherlands – ID: 27173


B.Responsible:

  • Close collaboration with business partners to ensure sustainable and professional strategies in the following areas: Professional Services (i.e. Management consulting, Tech consulting, Financial Services, Legal services)
  • You are capable of combining creative thinking and factual analysis to develop appropriate strategies that get adopted by your Business Partners.
  • You source projects through effective control over the product or service specification, tendering, negotiation and contracting process.
  • Sourcing projects comprise: Buying team engagement, internal & external analysis, commercial, risk and legal aspects of tendering & negotiation, contract drafting & sign off, in close alignment with key Business partners, Group Legal, IT Security and Compliance.
  • Work independently on targets and objectives and establish appropriate recovery actions when performance is unlikely to meet targets
  • Manage issues when the business escalates problems with existing suppliers for commercial or legal resolution.
  • You advise the business stakeholders on fact-based decisions on business awarding and vendor promotion or de-selection in tendering.
  • You actively monitor supplier continuity risks and performance, contract expiration and changes and advise on contract management strategies.
  • Monitor and ensure contract and supplier performance is effective with correct application of the agreed services and conditions, maintaining a positive and effective relationship between Booking.com and the supplier

B.Required:

  • Strong work ethic; self-directed and resourceful
  • Openness for new initiatives, fast learner, proactive and dynamic
  • Solution oriented and result driven
  • Expert Market knowledge for the Professional services categories
  • Strong influencing, change management, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to present and advocate sourcing cases to a variety of audiences with self-confidence.
  • Ability to respectfully communicate to and challenge senior leadership.
  • Familiarity with leading edge procurement tools, techniques and systems
  • Familiar with country specific law, data privacy, IT security, legislation and contracting standards
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills; Fluent in English
  • MSc degree in Business Economics or equivalent
  • Preferred industry experience: Private sector/Non-manufacturing, Tech, Apparel

Pre-Employment Screening:

If your application is successful, your personal data may be used for a pre-employment screening check by a third party as permitted by applicable law. Depending on the vacancy and applicable law, a pre-employment screening may include employment history, education and other information (such as media information) that may be necessary for determining your qualifications and suitability for the position.