Senior Procurement Manager - Generalist Experience (in Munich)

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels – intranet, employee app and email – deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.


Our rapidly expanding Company, operating across diverse global territories, seeks an adept Senior Procurement Manager with Generalist experience to join our Global Procurement Team.  Procurement, known for their commitment to excellence, driving value for money, cost savings, and continuous improvement, requires a seasoned professional to join this highly impactful and very fast paced Team. We are looking for a candidate who possesses exceptional Generalist procurement prowess, understanding of Category requirements (Saas/Cloud/Insurance/Benefits/Professional Services) for a global Software Company, and a proven track record of leading large and complex vendor negotiations within international business context.

This is a permanent, full-time position (40 hours per week) reporting directly to our Director of Global Procurement. 

What you'll be doing 

Cost and Risk Management

  • Lead negotiations with vendors to secure favorable terms and conditions
  • Identify and implement cost-saving opportunities and value improvements
  • Assess Procurement-related risks and develop mitigation strategies

Strategic Procurement Management

  • Develop and implement Procurement strategies across diverse categories as expected within a global Software Company, to support the Company's overall goals and objectives
  • Conduct comprehensive market analysis to identify trends, opportunities, and potential vendors
  • Create and implement synergies towards spend/project consolidation and rationalization

Vendor Relationship Management

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors to ensure quality, cost-effectiveness, and timely delivery of services
  • Evaluate vendor performance and implement improvement plans as necessary

Operational Excellence

  • Lead the end-to-end Procurement process from requisition to payment, ensuring compliance with Company policies, while achieving all-round operational efficiencies

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and cross-departmental Business Owners, including Product, Business Operations and Legal, to ensure alignment of Procurement activities with business needs/objectives
  • Communicate Procurement strategies, progress, and performance to senior Management and other relevant stakeholders

What you need to be successful 

Education

  • Preferably Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field. Alternatively, CIPS professional certification, or practical multi-year experience

Experience

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in Procurement, with at least 3 years in a Senior Procurement Manager role
  • Preferably with a Procurement background within a Technology Company, but we will also evaluate strong candidates from other industries
  • Extensive Procurement experience across multiple categories and industries. Essential categories: SaaS, Cloud, Insurance, Benefits, Auditing and Professional Services
  • Extensive experience with Contract Review and Management - ability to redline vendor contracts
  • Experience with first-hand use of Software systems including Jira, Ironclad, P2P systems (preferably Workday)

Essential Skills and Competencies

  • Strategic mindset
  • Very strong eye for detail
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Ability to self-prioritize and take end-to-end project ownership with minimal supervision based on tight deadlines
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Real passion about Procurement and delivering above and beyond

What you'll get

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560.
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year).
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme.
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks.
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.

 

Munich

Also available in Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Dresden, Leipzig, London

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