Program Purchasing Leader

Paris Permanent

Our Client is a recognised company for proving innovative and reliable solutions.

They are looking for a Programme Purchasing Leader who will to the Head of Travel and Transportation Purchasing.

As the program/project buying leader, you will be able to traverse a high-tech environment with an expert team.

You will be the primary liaison between category purchasers, suppliers, R&D, SQA, pre-sales, and programme teams. You can also play a significant role in category management when specialisation is required.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Ensures thorough awareness of the Projects / Programs strategy, objectives, and needs.
  • Collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure alignment between the Procurement activity and the Projects / Programs objectives.
  • Supports the Pre-Sales team in quotations through costing and negotiate back-to-back terms.
  • Develops or supports category strategies that enhance innovation and quality, reduce costs and improve service to internal stakeholders
  • Collaborate with internal customers to select suppliers.
  • Analyse and advise on make/buy strategy (TCO approach).
  • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure smooth contract implementation, identify new business opportunities, and anticipate risks.
  • Negotiates cost-effective arrangements with suppliers to deliver agreed-upon budgets and provide our client with a competitive advantage.

Your Qualifications:

  • You possess a strong background in international business and a strong desire to gain access to projects and programmes.
  • Aspiring, customer-focused, and a real leader, you
  • You’ve managed contracts and completed projects before.
  • You possess a strong technical background, a strong business focus and a strong results-oriented approach.
  • You are proficient in Procurement and Supplier Management.
  • You have strong communication and coordination abilities.
  • You have fluency in English and French.

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