Head of GBS Purchasing Department - GBS
Timisoara, Romania
5 zile în urmă


The Head of GBS Purchasing Department provides leadership and has overall accountability for the effective and efficient processing of the GBS Romania Center’s Purchasing activities as well as ensuring end to end Procure to Pay process efficiencies, which includes the Buy Desk (Purchasing, Sourcing) and the relationship with Cash Disbursement (supplier invoice processing and payment).


Do you want to be Head of GBS Purchasing Department? These should spark your interest :

  • Manage 35 team members including approximately 2-3 team leads
  • Handle multicultural organizations, 6 Business Units and multiple countries (but high focus on Germany)
  • Legal entities being serviced : 16 or more
  • Provide leadership in the administration of purchasing, tactical buying, sourcing, and supplier management activities to achieve cost efficient, accurate and on time purchases, including compliance to Continental purchasing policies
  • Ensure successful bridge to the administration of the Accounts Payable function to ensure end to end Procure to Pay process completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of payments
  • Deliver performance that meets or exceeds service level agreement requirements
  • Define performance measurements for the Purchasing Team
  • Participate in negotiating service level agreements and KPIs
  • Sharing and discussing relevant performance and business related KPIs with stakeholders and develop required action plans
  • Plan, organize, lead, and control the work of the GBS Romania purchasing teams to ensure that objectives are achieved, and services are delivered to the customers / stakeholders
  • Manage the performance of GBS Romania purchasing team members, including hiring, training, coaching, performance correcting (disciplinary actions), career planning and salary recommendations
  • Identify, drive, and sustain procure to pay process improvements and cost efficiency
  • Encourage best practice sharing among team members and across BU's
  • Lead implementation of Technology related process improvements opportunities
  • Lead future purchasing work migration
  • Maintain and execute adequate internal controls for compliance with corporate policies.
  • Qualifications This is what it takes to be a successful Head of GBS Purchasing Department :

  • University degree
  • 5 years or more relevant professional experience in the field is required
  • 2 years or more Project / Process international exposure in the relevant field (working in international teams, projects)
  • 3 years or more leadership experience, in a relevant field of activity (i.e. Team Leader, Group Leader, Project Manager, etc) preferable in a BPO or shared service industry
  • Experience in interfacing with business operational stakeholders in defining in-scope process information and service requirements
  • Advanced customer relationship and stakeholder management skills
  • Leading and steering, coaching skills as well as high tolerance of frustration
  • Continuous process improvement orientation
  • Highly analytical and problem solving oriented
  • Fluent English : speaking, writing, reading
  • Preferred Qualifications :

  • SAP purchasing, or related knowledge
  • Experience in work migration / knowledge transfer activities
  • Project management experience
  • Intermediary / Fluent German language : speaking, writing, reading
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