Senior (Expert) Sourcing Manager IT (m/w/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
17 Mar 2022
Ref
3785662
Function
Buyer
Our team is part of central Indirect Procurement and we are responsible for procurement of IT (Hardware, Software, IT Services) as well as for Software Asset Management of the entire Zalando Group. As a member of the team you will lead and guide Zalando Teams in procuring the right Tech solutions. You consult evaluation projects, enable decisions and manage the design of contracts. You will interact regularly with vendors and internal stakeholders across all organisational levels. For delivering our services, you will work closely with Technology teams, Legal, Information Security and Software Asset Management.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • You manage sourcing and procurement of IT for the Zalando Group with a focus on IT Hardware and IT Infrastructure.
  • You drive the development of sourcing strategies in alignment with senior stakeholders of Zalando's Tech teams, considering company-wide objectives and strategy.
  • You negotiate, design and monitor relevant contracts in close collaboration with stakeholders, Legal and IT Security.
  • In procurement projects, you will manage RFx processes, analyze proposals, plan and lead negotiations across the supply chain, and aim at delivering value at best conditions for our Zalando-internal customers.
  • You support the budget owners at Zalando with your market knowledge and through calculating cost scenarios.
  • You enable data driven decisions related to procuring IT, and guide project teams on procurement processes to create leverage and ensure compliance.
  • You will take part in cross-functional collaboration within Indirect Procurement.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • You have a degree in business studies or economics, ideally combined with IT, or a comparable qualification.
  • You have 5+ years of relevant professional experience, ideally in purchasing for a large company, preferably in the area of IT.
  • You have experience in managing sourcing projects, negotiations, contract optimization, vendor management, catalog management and tendering.
  • Excellent communication skills enable you to successfully manage external and internal stakeholders across different domains in a solution oriented way - high level of proficiency in English is a must have.
  • You have good analytical skills, extended knowledge of IT Hardware and Infrastructure, and are curious to extend your knowledge in Software & IT Services.
  • You work in a structured and independent manner and are willing to work in an intense and growing environment.
  • You are a highly motivated team player and are flexible when it comes to new and changing tasks.

PERKS AT WORK
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere.
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings.
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts.
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations).

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
ABOUT ZALANDO
Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 23 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 45 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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