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Operational Buyer

For our key client - a new SSC, part of a large German automotive company, we are looking to appoint a Operational Buyer.

We are seeking a dynamic Strategic buyer for the procurement team in Sofia.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Independently steer and oversee procurement projects
  • Contract Negotiations and Formations
  • Conduct negotiations with suppliers to secure favorable contracts
  • Shape contract conditions to protect organizational interests and ensure service fulfillment
  • Continuously monitor and analyze global market trends
  • Identify opportunities, risks, and trends impacting procurement processes
  • Manage existing supplier relationships
  • Identify and develop new suppliers to enhance and diversify the supply chain
  • Develop long-term procurement strategies aligned with organizational goals
  • Regularly create and utilize KPIs to assess and enhance procurement efficiency and effectiveness
  • Provide support to various departments, particularly in planning, development, and project management, ensuring alignment with procurement objectives

Requirements:

  • A proven track record in steering and overseeing complex procurement projects – minimum 2 years of relevant working experience
  • Project management skills, with the ability to interact in cross-functional teams and deliver results in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Supply Chain Management, or a related field preferred
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience in at least one of the following commodities:
    • Electromechanics (e.g., motors)
    • Electronic Components (e.g., PCBA)
    • Plastics
    • Indirect materials - IT, maintenance-related items, logistics, packaging etc.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. All applications will be treated in strict confidentiality. Recruitment license from National Agency of Employment № 1814 from 08.12.2014