Corporate Services provides real estate, facilities management, procurement and logistics services to deliver superior commercial value for the bank.
We oversee a global property portfolio in more than 60 countries. As well as defining the standards for our retail branches, providing working environments that help boost productivity, we’re also working to uphold the bank’s commitment to carbon neutrality and sustainable operations.
A career with us provides opportunities to drive change and help shape innovative, exciting initiatives. Some examples? We have improved our performance on everything from water conservation to recycling.
We’ve also developed new global workplace standards, enabling our people to use space and resources more efficiently, rather than rely on the traditional workstation.
DB Global Technology is Deutsche Bank’s technology centre in Central and Eastern Europe. Opened in January 2014, the Bucharest office is constantly expanding.
DB Global Technology develops cutting-edge software applications for Deutsche Bank’s global operations and represents a platform for highly skilled software engineers.
The team members specialise in Software Application Development, IT Architecture, Quality Assurance and Testing, Functional / Business Analysis and Project Management.
Procurement is a new department setting up in Bucharest and will be responsible for providing procurement services to Deutsche Bank units.
THE GOAL :
The Sourcing Manager is accountable for supporting the sourcing vision and strategy to meet Deutsche Bank’s business goals.
Specifically, the Sourcing Manager will need to have the experience and aptitude to hit the ground running in order to support Deutsche Bank’s cost reduction programmes via the management and delivery of a number of strategic sourcing programmes across multiple categories of spend.
We are looking for motivated candidates who are interested in :
Leads the end-to-end execution and supports the development of Category-based sourcing processes for assessing and fulfilling current and future sourcing needs
Manages or supports sourcing activities across strategic and operational projects (e.g. 0.5 mil E contracts)
Liaises with globally spread internal clients & identifies specific sourcing projects / initiatives for the year including expected savings, resource requirements and associated timescales for completion.
Focuses on rationalising the vendor base for a sub category and / or region whilst fostering supplier development through supporting the building of a world class internal vendor management capability
Executes strategies to extract supply-side savings and manage demand-side consumption in order to lower the Bank’s Total Cost of Ownership for external spend as it relates to the specified category
Builds and maintains a robust understanding of the client’s business strategy, key drivers and current issues to inform the development of product / service implementation strategies that will meet client needs, and which reflect external market trends, competition considerations, macro-
economic factors and DB strategic direction
Collaborates with colleagues and influences activities to achieve positive outcomes in the interests of the wider DB business
Reports and highlights operational, regulatory and other risks to the Global Category Manager. Takes ownership for sourcing issues and actively participates in their resolution
Actively supports knowledge management. Continually scans the category and industry environment to gather insights, develops knowledge artefacts and shares with key stakeholders and colleagues.
Technically / Experience we are looking for :
Minimum 4 years of experience in a similar role .
Experience in managing complex sourcing projects.
Strong experience in commercial and contractual negotiations, driving contracts to signature, assuring legal and compliance alignments with corporate control functions.
Strong experience in the category managed.
Ability to politely disagree with pre-defined strategies and to propose convincing alternatives.
Optimist and self-organized with a solid "Can-Do" Attitude
Strategic Thinker as well as an "executer" with emphasis on getting things done in right quality and on time.
Successful, multi-year track record in a sourcing or a vendor management organisation
Strong team player, able to work in virtual, global teams in a dual reporting matrix organisation
Excellent relationship management, analytical, problem solving, financial management, strategic agility, communication, influencing and presentation skills
Excellent communication skills (written / verbal for contract negotiations)
High energy, flexible and with the ability to work in a fast-paced and global business environment
Working with Ariba (IT System).
Education / Certification :
Degree from an accredited college / university
Language Skills : Proficient in English