Role
The Procurement Manager role will be responsible for leading a multi-cultural team focused on Procurement operations (P2P) and support to other procurement teams in projects or process improvements. The candidate will drive better spend compliance & consolidation by ensuring the proper checks and channeling the PR to the right procurement process. This role also involves projects or process flows, working with Category Managers and local Procurement teams on relevant strategic or operational initiatives for the EU network.


RESPONSIBILITIES
· Lead and develop a team of highly qualified procurement experts
· Ensure adherence to Amazon’s global spend policy and driving compliance to local Procurement policies and procedures
· Partner with pan-European key stakeholders to understand all business requirements and define procurement operations strategy
· Build effective stakeholder relationships - develop relationships with primary internal customers (local Ops leadership), external suppliers and other teams within respective market
· Implement, change and/or develop new processes as required to provide ability to better procure goods and services
· Ensure data integrity
· Drive effective delivery of EU procurement metrics by leading / supporting projects and initiatives identifying root cause of issues and corrective actions
· Assist with the development of new standards, procedures and solutions for the procurement operations
· Partner with the procurement technology team to support innovation, automation and transformation of procurement process and operations
· Ensure attainment of department goals, and support senior management to establish goals, KPI’s and policies for the department
· Lead or assist with the development of process documentation and implementation & best practices adoption
· Partner with other procurement leaders and teams on local or regional projects and initiative
· Promote the strategic importance of procurement across each business unit supported
· Contribute to achievement of Procurement’s annual savings target, catalogue penetration, contracts maintenance, vendor set-up and maintenance objectives
· Support procurement activities throughout all phases of new site launches
· Prepare and participate in business reviews with local stakeholders to review vendor performance, future opportunities and/or challenges
· Scope roles, recruit and hire according to business needs
· Mentor and develop employees for career enhancement and direction
· Evaluate team capability and organization structure and make necessary change to align with business needs
· Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of procurement operations within assigned area of responsibility or territory


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Bachelor’s degree
· Eperience in procurement, operations management or shared services environment,
· People management experience, with an ability to influence and earn the trust of stakeholders
· Strong written English and verbal communication skills
· Excellent Microsoft Excel skills
· Experience managing complex customer relationships
· Possesses the ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects requiring frequent communication, organization/time management and problem-solving skills



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience in procurement/shared services center or BPO/program management
· Familiarity with procurement tools e.g. Coupa
· Knowledge of any other European languages (e.g. German, French, Spanish, Italian, Czech, Slovak, Polish)
· Experience with metrics creation and data presentation
· Experience of improving processes and building scalability
· Hands-on experience of running process, technology or operations improvement projects or initiatives
· Experience in a fast-paced multi-national environment, dealing with ambiguity and with an eye for detail
· Able to work independently with limited supervision and a bias for action

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