République Tchèque, PragueRépublique Tchèque, Prague


Date de publication 17.04.2024

Category Manager with French (Professional Services & IT)

Company Overview

GEP is a diverse, creative team of people passionate about procurement. We invest ourselves entirely in our client's success, creating strong collaborative relationships that deliver extraordinary value year after year. Our clients include market global leaders with far-flung international operations, Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises, leading government and public institutions.

We deliver practical, effective services and software that enable procurement leaders to maximise their impact on business operations, strategy and financial performance. That's just some of the things that we do in our quest to build a beautiful company, enjoy the journey and make a difference. GEP is a place where individuality is prized, and talent respected. We're focused on what is real and effective. GEP is where good ideas and great people are recognized, results matter, and ability and hard work drive achievements. We're a learning organization, actively looking for people to help shape, grow and continually improve us.

Are you one of us?

GEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability status, or any other characteristics protected by law. We are committed to hiring and valuing a global diverse work team.

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What you will do

  • Identify and execute against strategic initiatives to build upon category advisor expertise
  • Partner closely with key stakeholder teams to understand critical business needs, trends and strategies
  • Manage a team of junior sourcing professionals including category experts and analysts for the day-to-day coaching, training, and ongoing development
  • Define and implement global category strategies that consolidate and optimize both the supplier base and services, while securing the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and access to the highest levels of service and quality
  • Leadership role in key procurement activities, including RFx development and execution, Statement of Work (SOW) and contract drafting, and pricing and contract negotiations (new client initiatives).
  • Greater participation/involvement in cross functional visionary development and implementation
  • Greater responsibility of coaching leadership qualities into subordinates and direct reports, building the future leaders of the organization
  • Leading a medium/large team, and mentorship of senior buyers
  • Participating in firm building activities, including recruitment, client visits and wider delivery center improvement activities

What you should bring

  • Diverse base of experience across industry & indirect categories, specifically Professional Services and IT
  • Fluency in English & French on a business level
  • Experience with leading medium to large teams, virtually and across multiple geographies
  • Strong strategic abilities coupled with analytical curiosity and collaborative style
  • High degree of motivation, ability to prioritize and self-direct, strong business acumen and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to Inspire, delegate and be an intuitive, creative visionary
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills required
  • Proficiency in the MS Office package
  • Sourcing/Procurement systems knowledge
  • Some experience or aptitude in digitalization and automation of processes would be considered an advantage
  • Any business process improvement methodology such as TQM, Six Sigma, APEX etc. would be considered an advantage
  • Openness to travel to client site, when needed

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