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Procurement Manager , EU Launch & Expansion Procurement team

Job Information

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    Salary Competitive /
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    Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Providing leadership, management, and coordination of procurement tasks and dependencies to support the on-time delivery of goods and services for new sites as part of the EU launch program.

  • Analysing large data sets, identifying improvement areas and carrying out outroot cause analysis to detect systemic issues.
  • Defining and leading process improvement project initiatives across multiple business lines.
  • Monitoring and controlling multiple project progress and performance simultaneously you will be an experienced procurement or project/program management professional, with experience of using industry-standard methodologies to take the lead on defining and managing project management processes and procedures. You will have excellent communication skills to build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships and have the ability to focus simultaneously on short-term deliverables and continuous improvement initiatives to deliver long-term value to internal customers. 

Key job responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, management, and coordination of procurement tasks and dependencies to ensure goods and services critical to the launch of new sites are planned for, ordered and delivered on time.
  • Lead set up of all standard procurement procedures for new sites and identify ways to streamline existing processes to remove waste across multiple businesses groups and categories.
  • Track and report project progress and performance, proactively identify risks, issues and manage mitigation plans when necessary.
  • Provide fast and responsive support when faced with escalations from senior leadership, own and drive resolution of issues.
  • Partner with Category Managers with the objective of standardizing category order and escalation processes, driving effective two-way communication and mitigating risks related to all EU launches.
  • Provide guidance, coaching and technical support to internal customers to embed use of best practice processes.
  • Build and maintain effective stakeholder relationships with internal customers in the Start-Up and Launch teams, ensuring regular communication channels are in place.

 A successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Ability to dive deep into data, identify trends and define opportunities.
  • High attention to detail including proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute methodically.
  • Focus and passion for high-quality standards and thinking forward mechanisms to reduce defects Analytical and quantitative skills and ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions and develop a business case.
  • Strong change management and implementation experience, including a demonstrated ability to engage effectively with high levels of management About the team The EU Launch & Expansion Procurement team acts as the procurement frontline, supporting Launch and Start-Up teams in the execution of new building launches for all EU Ops business groups including Customer Fulfilment(CF), Amazon Transportation Services (ATS), Amazon Logistics (AMZL), Global Specialty Fulfilment (GSF) and Amazon Extra Large (AMXL). 

We program manage the procurement milestones and tasks, track and monitor purchase order delivery timings, report on project progress and work in close partnership with other internal procurement teams. Our mission is to ensure all goods and services are planned for, ordered and delivered in line with the program timeline.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional experience in Procurement
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong at project management
  • Experience with metrics creation and data presentation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Proven track record of cultivating strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous transformational projects requiring frequent communication, organization, time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Root cause analysis and complex problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record of cultivating strong relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Influencing and negotiation skills.
  • High motivation to learn, develop and perform in a fast-paced and ambiguous environment

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