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Medior Procurement manager IT
(38 Hours per week)
We are looking for an experienced professional with at least 5 years work experience and 3 years in a similar level role (IT Procurement). As a Medior Procurement Manager for IT you will be leading and managing IT contracts within an international environment, proactively setting and defining best practices, delivering data reports and accurate business cases upon request and being our ambassador for the category. We want to create mid- and long term collaborations, win-win deals and great success stories for the IT landscape, so you must have a good understanding of the European IT market and an excellent network with key suppliers is also very much appreciated.
As Action is expanding, our needs and demands are also changing. We want to increase efficiency, quality, service, costs and scalability to satisfy our internal clients and make sure we support Action’s fast expansion across Europe. We are already active in 8 countries and we have strong plans to boost our international presence.
Are you a skilled negotiator with pragmatic approach and analytical mindset? Are you a hands-on professional with ability to define and manage long term strategic alliances? Do you like a fast pace environment with opportunities and challenges to be discovered every day? Then think about joining Action and apply for this role!
This is your daily Action
As a Medior Manager for the IT landscape, you are responsible for supporting our business in the way we are managing the procurement activities. This includes projects, development, implementations, innovation, support, etc.
On a normal day you will spend around 20% of the time in administrative and process related tasks, 60 % in procurement “core” tasks: project work, implementations, sourcing and selection of suppliers, RFPs, meetings with internal and external stakeholders. The remaining 20% of your time you will be engaged in development of business cases, market research, QBR’s and category plans.
Meet your team
The Procurement department falls under the CFO domain and consists of 10 international colleagues that report to the Head of Procurement. Most of the team is based in our IHQ in the north of Holland but we also have a team member based in France. We are growing and professionalizing quickly, we want to have better tools and solutions to support the business for further expansion.
Procurement is aligned to the business functions, such as Supply chain, Real-Estate & Facilities, IT, HR & Marketing. The team has a good mix of younger Procurement specialists as well more seasoned Procurement managers. Since Action is growing, the demand for the Procurement team to deliver results in both bottom line impact as quality, rises every year. Therefore, new team members must be resilient and need to show a healthy ambition to help to further develop the role.
Who will you work with? Sjoerd, Anke, Christelle, Jaime, Jan, Jelmer, Stefan and others. They are looking forward to welcome you in the team.
This is you
You are pragmatic, open, direct and strategic. You have a “no nonsense” mentality, you have a “can do” attitude and like to do things right. You are curious, smart, you have an eye for detail. You don’t miss a chance to make a better deal and can translate your analytical observations in critical questions that can bring to new proposals and solutions.
- Commercial and negotiation skills
- Analytical and communication skills
- People and project skills
- BSc or MSc in Business or Economics
- 5 years in a similar role within a big international company.
- Fluent in Dutch and English.
This is what we offer you as a Medior Procurement Manager for IT:
Curious what’s next?
- Our recruiter will review your application and will get back to you asap.
- We’ll invite you for a first job interview.
- We’d like to get to know you better. Depending on the position, we might ask you to take an online assessment.
- We’ll invite you for a second interview to discuss your assessment and you will meet with perhaps one of your future colleagues.
- Are we still a great match? Then we’ll make you an offer you can’t refuse!
Got Q's and need A's?
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) it may take longer than usual before you receive a response to your application. In addition, physical interviews will no longer take place, but instead we will schedule a telephone conversation with you so we can get to know you better. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.