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Procurement Leader, Marketing & Communications - Europe

ABB Schweiz AG

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Procurement Leader, Marketing & Communications - Europe

In this high-impact role, you will be in charge of the sourcing and procurement strategy for our corporate Marketing and Communications functions. You’ll focus on maximizing quality, delivery and reliability of suppliers and supplied products/services as well as reducing supply costs for categories such as Marketing Services (market research, web agencies, creative services, etc.), Marketing Materials, and other services for our Communications function (marketing agencies, web services, printing, brand consulting, etc.). You will manage an annual purchasing volume in the three-digit million range and cover all European countries in which ABB is present. You will thereby interact with the Marketing and Communications teams at Group, regional and divisional level, and ensure alignment with our Branding and Supply Base Management guidelines and strategies.

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- Select SCM and non SCM category team members to cover assigned spend area

- Ensure that the Marketing sourcing projects are executed in a meaning full and pragmatic manner

- Facilitate strategy review meetings involving internal clients from Marketing & Communications

- Define category strategies and manage the execution of the respective category plans

- Consolidate the supplier base in a sustainable way

- Drive RFIs and RFQs and manage the assigned project team

- Ensure that the ABB eSourcing tool gets leveraged whenever feasible

- Define RFQ processes and negotiation strategies

- Ensure that contracts for preferred suppliers are based on ABB’s terms and conditions and filed in ABB’s contract management system

- Actively manage supplier portfolio (evaluation, classification) and run regular review meeting

- Solve cost/quality/scheduling issues and runs claim management (when escalated)

- Ensure target achievement according to the IM&S operational dashboard (especially cost reduction/avoidance and customer satisfaction)

- Develop the category team to a high performing organization

- University degree in Marketing, Communications or a related field
- At least 5 years’ experience in strategic sourcing, procurement and category management for Marketing services in an international organization
- Extensive experience in Negotiation Management
- Very good understanding of Contract Management
- Extensive knowhow in Supplier Management
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken, and excellent presentation skills.
Interested in joining our SCM team in this role? If so, we look forward to receiving your application via our online careers tool (please note that applications via email or LinkedIn cannot be considered).

Cinzia Campanini
Talent Acquisition Partner, ABB Asea Brown Boveri Ltd
For inquiries (no email applications): cinzia.campanini@ch.abb.com

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Location:Baden,Aargau,SwitzerlandContract type:Regular/PermanentBusiness Unit:Indirect Procurement Excellence CentersDate posted:2016-10-05Job function:Purchasing and Supply ManagementPublication ID:CH59529848_E1
ABB ( www.abb.com) is a leading global technology company in power and automation that enables utility, industry, and transport & infrastructure customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in roughly 100 countries and employs about 135,000 people.*LI-AD2