Philips Sourcing & Project Specialist in Forwarding and Distribution Cluster in Lodz, Poland


As a Project and Sourcing Specialist you will be a part of Philips Indirect Materials and Services Procurement Forwarding & Distribution EMEA team which is responsible for tactical, operational and transactional sourcing, purchasing and improvement projects within the Forwarding & Distribution Cluster, covering logistics transport and warehousing activities. Your accountabilities include contract ownership, negotiation, supplier management and commercial & concept savings projects management.

In this role, you have will the opportunity to

  • be responsible for the sourcing of services within Forwarding and Distribution category area

  • be of key importance to the department and wider business, as it will have direct responsibility for challenging controlling costs, identifying savings areas, whilst ensuring delivery of first class service from suppliers

  • developing and executing global and regional procurement strategies for supporting Philips Royal business in the market and in the countries

  • identify and execute improvements in contracting process by applying Lean methodologies

Your responsibilities:

  • Co-develop a category sourcing strategy for Forward & Distribution Cluster

  • Manage relationships with current and potential suppliers

  • Develop full understanding of current cost base within allocated categories, including reviewing whole life cost / total cost of ownership

  • Challenge current cost base, through negotiation, benchmarking and tender activity as appropriate

  • Delivers results through projects in scope (including sourcing projects)

  • Achieve agreed savings targets

  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders

  • Negotiate supply terms and contracts in line with standard terms and conditions

  • Perform activities of tactical nature to support commodities and optimize related processes

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master degree in a relevant technical discipline or equivalent;

  • 3-5 years’ relevant experience in supply chain area or/and experience of sourcing logistic services

  • Fluent English is a must

  • Good working knowledge of MS office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Ability to inspire commitment, arrange and communicate virtually

  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships at all levels, both internally and within the supply base

  • Advanced negotiation and influencing skills

  • Ability to undertake whole life cost / total cost of ownership analysis, summarize results and make recommendations based on results

  • Proven ability to deliver in a pressured environment against defined savings targets

  • Makes right decisions in difficult situations, when time is critical

  • Project Management skills

  • Well-developed organizational skills

In return, we offer you

We offer the unique combination of a critical and challenging role and a creative and empowering office environment. You will be actively encouraged to make improvements, establish best in class supply chain service and have a direct impact on the success of Philips on a daily basis.

  • Opportunity to build new procurement capability for Royal Philips.

  • Yearly bonus based on performance achieved.

  • Private medical care with option to extend it to family members.

  • Benefit System cards.

  • Convenient working conditions in office in the city center

  • Positive energy and professional support in everyday duties

  • Discount for Philips’ products

  • Relocation package applicable for people moving in from outside of Łódź region

Why should you join Philips?

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