This role requires excellent German skills
The Senior Procurement Specialist-CoE Contracting is expected to develop strong business relationships with customers (internal and external) typically at a mid-management or higher level.
They must analyze and understand complex customer requirements in order to provide professional advice and ongoing support to meet their business and strategic requirements.
The Senior Procurement Specialist-CoE Contracting provides in-depth specialized procurement knowledge especially related to the proper development, negotiation and execution of robust complex global contracts and Statements of Work (SOW), and maintains ongoing commercial relationships between Parexel and its key suppliers.
The Senior Procurement Specialist-CoE Contracting will also play a leading role in supplier management, working closely with suppliers to develop business relationships that help facilitate a more streamlined approach to sourcing while ensuring through negotiation that price competitiveness and high levels of service are maintained.
The Senior Procurement Specialist-CoE Contracting should have the ability to initiate and develop advanced procurement / business related ideas, determine the optimum course of action for success, particularly in respect to collaborating and seeking agreement with all interested parties using influencing skills.
They are also expected to share with their less experienced colleagues their own knowledge and experiences and lead by example.
In addition, the Senior Procurement Specialist-CoE Contracting may provide a team leader role which would include providing day-to-day oversight and mentoring of other Procurement Specialists or Associates
Advanced knowledge of procurement principles, theories and processes
Ability to work on complex procurement problems and provide high quality and / or innovative solutions
Excellent analytical, problem solving, reporting skills
Proven effective cross-functional business team experience
Strong negotiation skills with the ability to effect strategic direction
Proven ability to lead, influence and motivate others
Demonstrated ability to meet goals and deadlines
Strong organizational, time management and creative skills
Strong process and project management skills
Continuous improvement mindset and methodology
Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
Knowledge and Experience :
Purchasing experience (strategic Sourcing / Procurement, Category Management, Contract Management and Supplier Performance Management) typically gained over 4 8 years
Extensive experience supporting those at the mid to executive level
Exposure to global operations and / or professional services
Exposure to senior executive external client relationships
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Strong English language (written and verbal) skills
Ability to speak, write, and read German language fluently
Why Work at Parexel
There are pivotal moments in every career : Sharing new treatments. Improving processes. Delivering life-saving advances.
The people who succeed are the ones who make the journey go further and faster every time. What if you had a partner to support you as you reach the next level in your professional path?
A partner who believes a collaborative environment is key to achieving your goals? A partner who is dedicated to your health and wellness so you can help make a difference in the lives of millions worldwide?
That’s Parexel. We’re a diverse team of professionals focused on one goal : getting treatments into the hands of those who need them most.
Working together, the results we bring to our clients and the opportunities we bring to our team get better with every step.