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Head of IT Procurement (m/f)

Location: NRW, NRW, Germany
Job # 11614407
International Executive Recruiting – IER, is an executive search company dedicated to helping organizations to find the best executive management professionals in Germany, Europe and worldwide. The international network with a unique search process gives IER an edge over many other executive search firms.
We are seeking for our international client a Head of IT Procurement (m/f).
  • Company-wide steering of strategic sourcing activities for the following categories: SaaS, Software, IT Services and Market Data Management (i.e. commodities) across diverse business units
  • Collaboration with IT executives and further relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and implement category strategies and respective steering mechanisms
  • Ensure achievement of forecasted cost reductions and productivity gains to drive your individual savings target
  • Manage strategic supplier relations in close collaboration with IT, including steering and improving of supplier performance
  • Manage operational performance of team against procurement KPIs
  • Drive operational excellence within the team
  • Lead category-focused analysis projects that target to identify and implement innovative sourcing levers
  • Promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation
  • Acting as stand-in for VP IT Procurement
  • Deep relevant procurement expertise and experience regarding procurement strategies, technical understanding of the respective categories and relevant supplier market knowledge
  • Deep relevant IT expertise and experience regarding external IT projects, external IT operations and cross-functions including finance
  • Some experience with international IT vendors in terms of outsourcing/offshoring
  • Proven leadership skills for a small to medium size team
  • Comprehensive experience in the design and implementation of processes, structures, tools and methodologies of modern procurement organizations
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills to deal with stakeholders both internally and externally
  • High level of mobility, to spend time with team (i.e. UK, Sweden) and also suppliers
  • Business fluency in English required, knowledge of additional languages would be an asset


  • NRW
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