Senior Manager Procurement – Facility Management and Mobility

Sonova is seeking a senior procurement leader who brings a fresh and modern outlook to join the organization to partner with the Facilities Management and Mobility Functions to achieve a step change in supplier performance, by providing a specific vision and strategic direction across procurement and the business, aligned to the overall strategic needs for the environment and sustainability at Sonova.



Facilitair, Indirect spend, International, Overig

Who we are
You enjoy creating and innovating. You never stop striving for better. You take responsibility and you get results. You love being part of a team. Above all, you want your work to matter: Welcome to our world! At Sonova we create sense by bringing sound to life. Our innovative hearing care solutions help millions of people enjoy life’s unforgettable moments.

We offer exceptional career opportunities through market-leading brands from consumer to medical, products and services that keep pushing hearing care forward, and a culture where you can quickly belong and perform at your best. If you want the freedom to explore, opportunities to grow, and make positive change on people lives through your work, this is the place for you.

Join Sonova. Create sense.

Our new Senior Manager Procurement – Facility Management and Mobility will be the procurement business partner for Work Place & Mobility and will be required to deliver exceptional results by developing influential and positive relationships across Sonova globally. They will be accountable for the development and delivery of optimal category strategies for all 3rd party spend and will undertake specific procurement projects/initiatives in order to support Sonova’s wider business objectives such as sustainability and ESG.

The person appointed will be able to demonstrate leadership in a global environment and will be expected to identify and implement significant cost savings and drive efficiencies across the global business that enables growth.

Sonova is a fast-paced change organization and it is key that the person joining the team should be adept to operating within such an environment. A knowledge of the wider business challenges and opportunities will be necessary in understanding and instigating how the procurement function can help the business deliver its goals.

This position is either based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands or in Chicago, United States.

Your tasks

  • Work as an integral member of the global procurement team to achieve and maintain upper-quartile performance of the FM & Mobility suppliers in order to support Sonova Fleet Management (FM) & Mobility globally. Clear support alignment to Head of FM services on new and current projects with the business
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of the wider strategic goals of the global procurement function providing a category vision for FM & Mobility and providing procurement business partnering services to the FM & Mobility function globally
  • Provide strong leadership of the FM & Mobility categories, generating a clear sense of vision and purpose that inspires and challenges both the business and supply chain to pursue and deliver that vision
  • Develop strong commercial relationships with suppliers that continuously improves the value proposition provided by the supplier to Sonova
  • Establish strong and influential relationships throughout the FM & Mobility business and enable the teams and local procurement teams to manage risk in the supply chain
  • Create an environment where ideas are pursued and delivered to improve supplier performance across the FM & Mobility spectrum
  • Realize innovation from the FM & Mobility supply chain by bringing new thinking, new products, services and solutions
  • Work with OPEX team to embrace and embed best practice procurement policies, processes, procedures, governance, tools and commerciality within FM & Mobility categories
  • Role model, coach, champion and lead in a way that creates an environment of high integrity, trust and commitment
  • Be responsible for all 3rd party FM & Mobility spend covering all aspects of the end-to-end supply chain and ensuring that Value (i.e. Quality, Commercial & Delivery, environmental sustainability ) is continually delivered
  • Identify business supply risks across the FM & Mobility categories and ensure appropriate action is taken to manage risk
  • Lead procurement related projects as required by the procurement leadership team

Your profile

  • University degree in Business or related field, an MBA is desired but not a must
  • 5-10 years of procurement experience in the In-Directs area with specific insight of Fleet Management (FM), Workplace and Travel
  • Strong leadership skills and style; change management mindset with experience of driving change within a demanding timeframe
  • Team player at executive levels collaborating with business leads in finance, FM & Mobility etc.
  • Proven track record of delivering value and developing procurement capability in a complex, global business
  • Worked experience of owning the procurement lifecycle
  • Demonstrable experience of managing and resolving supplier performance issues
  • Ownership of key vendor relationships and able to drive a collaborate innovation agenda on items such as greenhouse gas emissions
  • Strategic mindset and ability to turn complex business problems into value creation
  • Excellent English skills both written and spoken, any other languages are an asset

Our offer

We can offer you a new challenge, with interesting tasks and much more – including an open corporate culture, flat hierarchies, support for further training and development, opportunities to take on responsibility, attractive employment conditions, and flexible working time models in various roles.

Marcel Huber, Manager Talent Acquisition, is looking forward to receiving your complete application (CV, references and certificates) via our online job application platform.

For this vacancy only direct applications will be considered.

Sonova is an equal opportunity employer.

We team up. We grow talent. We collaborate with people of diverse backgrounds to win with the best team in the market place. We guarantee every person equal treatment in regard to employment and opportunity for employment, regardless of a candidate’s ethnic or national origin, religion, sexual orientation or marital status, gender, genetic identity, age, disability or any other legally protected status.