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
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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