Purpose of the role :
The incumbent will be responsible for the IT / Purchased Services (ITPS) procurement category in Benelux and have personal accountability for developing and / or enabling ITPS procurement strategies, delivering the committed productivity projects and ensuring supplier services are delivered in line with stakeholders expectations.
He / she will act as single point of contact for any Indirect procurement matters in Benelux and ensure Indirects Procurement productivity delivery is aligned with key stakeholders and Finance team in Benelux.
The incumbent will also lead the execution of procurement activities through the newly implemented MyBuy system, ensuring successful change management and associated process improvements and policies changes.
Job dimensions :
Enable ITPS category strategy development (ITPS includes IT Services and Telecoms, Merchandising, POS and Promo Items, Travel, Fleet and HR Services, and other Professional Services), and execute transformation across all areas of Benelux Indirect Procurement ($MM in ITPS)
Support Global / Sector or lead local Strategic Sourcing initiatives and execute Category Management for ITPS categories in Benelux with YOY savings target of 5% on spend in scope
Support the succes of myBuy system, including associated process and policies changes, in Benelux
Ensure alignment and sign-off of Indirects productivity delivery with Benelux Finance team
Manage local Indirects procurement team in Benelux : 1 direct report (Indirects Buyer NL) and 1 dotted line report (Logistics Buyer Benelux)
Execute any additional specific projects or take up any further responsibilities depending on Benelux organization’s needs
Increase procurement coverage from current
Effectively manage local stakeholders relations, capturing business needs and leading organization through change and towards new ways of working with the Procurement function
Enable ongoing system, process, policies changes providing guidance and issues resolution to local stakeholders
Partner with WE / SWE ITPS lead and liase effectively with Procurement Operations Center (myBuy) enabling right process, customer service are in place and reflect on the local needs
Maximize delivery for Benelux Indirects categories by partnering with EU category managers, local suppliers and key stakeholders
Drive the transformation of Indirects procurement in Benelux partnering with SWE- / WE- Indirects Lead to ensure harmonzied approach with other SWE- / WE- markets
Smoothless execution of Sector / Region strategic initiatives and visibility of value delivered by Procurement to Stakeholders.
Build partnership relations with different functions and ensure procurement is involved at earliest stage of procurement process.
Be recognized as indisputable source of value for the stakeholders.
Ensure appropriate reporting and the impact of procurement initiatives in Benelux P&L;
Provide local leadership to all Indirects related transformation initiatives
Draw up cost and price forecasts, manage and monitor procurement performance in accordance with PepsiCo policies and guidelines for Benelux Dashboard
Ensure compliance of local procurement processes with PepsiCo rules & guidelines
Build personal procurement expertise in ITPS identifying business needs, developing Benelux market insights and representing the regional specificities in European strategy development.
Execute Global / EU strategies in ITPS in Benelux and all related changes
Build strong & strategic supplier relationship with local supplier base ensuring best value for money at all times. Plan formal supplier review sessions to follow up KPI’s and performance.
Coach and build a high performing local procurement team.
Qualifications / Requirements
Key skills / experience required :
Good analytical skills, business acumen and knowledge of financial fundamentals
Practical experience in managing direct / indirect categories
Experience in working with a multicultural team to high level results
Experience in matrix environment
Capacity to lead and manage teams / projects
Capacity to build high trust relationships at all levels of the organisation
People management experience (min 2y)
Outstanding negotiation and influencing skills
Language skill : Dutch - English essential.
Personal characteristics :
Strong negotiation skills
Ability to work in a team and lead / motivate a projectteam
Openness and Trust
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to make decisions and influence others
Project management skills
Customer Service oriented
Dynamic, highly energetic individual, motivated to achieve success
Main interactions within & outside organization / internal & external environmental factors :
Benelux MTM & key stakeholders in each functions
HRD and HR team
Legal Director and team
Sales Director and team
Marketing Director and team
BIS WE team
Direct reporting line to SWE / WE IT / Purchased Services Procurement Manager
Dotted to CFO Benelux European / Global Purchasing Team, Procurement Teams in market units in charge of IT / Purchased Services
Local users / requisitioners of indirects goods & services
Relocation Eligible : Not Eligible for Relocation
Job Type : Regular