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Action has become a big player in the retail world and we have expanded to many new countries in the last years. The Supply Chain landscape is key for the development for our expansion in existing and new countries. The procurement department is a necessary interlocutor, internally and externally, to achieve best deals and company successes, and key player on bringing the company to an improved and sustainable way of working.
We are hiring a Procurement Manager Transport in the Supply Chain (SC) domain to support the needs of the SC department. The chosen candidate will join our Procurement team, under the CFO domain, and consists of 7 international colleagues that report to the Lead Procurement manager Supply Chain. We are looking for an experienced professional with at least 5 years background in a similar role;
Are you a skilled negotiator with strategic vision and eye for detail? Are you a hands-on professional with ability to define and manage internal and external relationships? Do you have deep Supply Chain domain knowledge including RFI, RFP, contract and suppliers knowledge? Do you like a fast pace environment full of opportunities and challenges? Do you want to work within the dynamics of the retail industry, in a young department with plenty of international growth opportunities? Take Action!
The Procurement Manager is responsible for the selection of the best possible Transport Service Providers (TSP’s) in line with the SC strategy. The main focus lies within the coordination of all activities on contracting outsourced operations in relation to the expansion of new distribution centers & transport, but it also entails the improvement of contract principles with learning and insights for new contracts as well as during renegotiations of existing contracts.This is your daily action
Strategic Business Partner
In this role you will be the trusted business partner for the SC demand side for all transport spend. You will work with relevant stakeholders with regards to transport insights and procurement best practices. Additionally, you are able to articulate, advocate and work effectively at a senior level to build relationships, develop support, and advance the activities within, and strategy of the company, and you are able to liaise effectively with vendor management and have contract negotiation skills covering complex agreements.
You will create and select supplier strategy for the Supply Chain, specifically TSP’s, and you will execute the Tendering & Supplier selection, Contracting & Implementation.
You will maintains supplier relationship management for the strategic suppliers at an executive level, and ensuring leverage of existing suppliers & contracts. You will organize and lead Quarterly business review meeting with stakeholders and Strategic suppliers, and you will drive actions to drive cost out of the relation/improve ROI.
You will create sourcing strategies for Supply Chain to prioritize impact of procurement efforts. Additionally, you will balance our long term business needs, short term cost efficiencies and available (fact based / systems driven) knowledge of (future) developments, and leverage the size of the company, tools & processes to ensure maximum result.
You will set the (best practice) standard contracts for our top suppliers, and you will follow up with stakeholders to ensure contract reflects reality and adjust where needed. Furthermore, you will manage contracts due for renewal/renegotiation and/or exiting the supplier.
Curious about your new team members? Sjoerd Wolthoorn, Anke Brands, Jan Achterveld, and Judith Ootes can’t wait to work with you!This is you
You demonstrate credibility and confidence when addressing the business getting them onboard. You have good communication and networking skills are very organized, able to structure activities and projects, stick to agreements within deadlines and according to guidelines. You make it happen with the team – long term view versus short term needs. You have a can-do mentality, are pragmatic, and have a drive for excellent results. You demonstrate integrity: be the ‘conscience of the organization’, working collectively, not individually.
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You will work in a team of professionals within an international environment. Action has almost 2.000 stores in 9 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. The rapid growth of the organization continues continuously. Not only is Action growing, but there are also career opportunities for you to develop within the company.
Take action and apply now!The next steps
COVID-19 has recently forced us to look at new ways of working. The health, safety and well-being of our employees is of course a priority. Currently, most teams operate in a hybrid form. As a result, depending on business needs and personal preferences, our employees work both at home and in the office.