Procurement Manager Eastern Europe

Operations | Torokbalint, Hungary, Hungary
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Xylem |ˈzīləm|   
1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;   
2) a leading global water technology company.   
Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.   
 If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com​. 

XYLEM is looking for a new colleague for the following position:   
Procurement Manager Eastern Europe   
   
Responsibilities  
  • Performs material and services procurement activities and cost productivity for Xylem, focusing on goods and services supplies to Xylem Commercial Team offices and service locations in Eastern Europe
  • Primary growth center representative in designated Xylem commodity teams. Conducts procurement activities for strategic commodities directed and managed by Procurement Europe, including execute category strategies, policies, and guidance.
  • Defines, and implements sourcing strategies, including portfolio analysis, supply base optimization, supply chain optimization
  • Leads, coordinates and performs procurement activities in Supplier Development-, Value Engineering-, and Product Development-projects.
  • Identifies internal customer requirements across the entire organization and collaborates with internal customers to drive procurement value and customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinates with regional Buyers and all other counterparts (Sales, Operations, After-sales support, Quality, Engineering, Logistics, Material Planning, etc.) and stakeholders to determine supplier performance as it impacts commodity strategies, contract management, and overall commodity supplier management
  
   
REQUIRED SKILLS / EDUCATION / QUALIFICATIONS  
  
Essential:  
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent; at a minimum Bachelor's degree in business administration or a related field)
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications
  • Exceptional negotiation, commercial and stakeholder engagement and project management skills
  • Project Management Background
  • Strong knowledge of international logistics
  • Extensive experience (min. 4 years) with procurement in comparable role
  • Experience from multiple industries
  • Fluent in oral and written English language
  • Valid driver’s license.
Desirable:  
  • Experience of following commodities: electronic hardware, control panels, polymerics, castings, metal machining, MRO, car fleet, facility management
  • Experience of Continuous Improvement tools and techniques
  • Experience of VA/VE projects
  • TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) process development
  • Experience of working within the Water Industry
  • Experience of working within a sales organisation
KEY COMPETENCIES  
  
  • Proven Negotiator at all levels.
  • Working cross functionally across a complex organizational structure
  • Strong customer service focus when dealing with internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong Supplier Relationship management skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability and willingness to multi task
  • Flexibility and readiness to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Experience in creating and managing supplier contracts
  • Project Management
  • Continuous Improvement Mind-set Attention to detail, accuracy, work under pressure to deadlines, sense of urgency.
We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”               
  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.
  
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