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Sourcing and Contract Manager

EF Education First

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Sourcing and Contract Manager

EF Educational Tours is currently looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual for the position of Sourcing and Contract Manager to join our Operations department at our Headquarters in Lucerne, Switzerland. This position will report to the Director Sourcing and Contract Management and work closely with various EF functions and suppliers.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Negotiation & Contracting – leading negotiations for the assigned components and suppliers
  • Inventory Management – analyze demand, source and process component inventory
  • Strategy – actively participating in setting mid and long term strategic direction for the area of responsibility
  • Component Management – implementation of a category management approach, continuous expansion of know-how for the assigned components and geographical regions
  • Supplier Relationship Management – manage supply base through the implementation of a SRM approach
  • Risk Management – monitor and proactively manage any potential areas of risk
  • Savings, Cost Management and Quality Management – meeting and exceeding cost savings and process efficiency targets by giving EF access to the most favorable pricing and conditions whilst maintaining a high standard of quality and customer satisfaction
  • Budget and Cash Flow Management – participate in the budget processes as part of EF budget cycles
  • Technology – contribute to the development of technology solutions and the improvement of current tools
  • Market Knowledge, Trends and Innovation – being on the forefront to be on the pulse of the supply market, evolving trends in spend categories and geographies with a focus on bringing innovation to EF


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in business, economics or procurement
  • 3 or more years of experience in travel, tourism, educational travel or online travel agency industry
  • Strong interest and network in the tourism industry
  • Passion for educational travel
  • Strategic mindset whilst actively engaged to run day-to-day sourcing priorities
  • Solution oriented, open-minded and driven
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Strong communication, social skills and cultural awareness
  • Proficiency level in English, Spanish or French, other languages advantageous

To be considered for this role, applicants must be either Swiss citizens, EU-nationals or have the legal right to live and work in Switzerland.

Why work at EF?

We are international. With a global network of offices and schools, EF is able to offer an international career in any part of the world.

We are entrepreneurial. EF has grown into the largest international education company by hiring people who are street smart and “can get things done”. Our entrepreneurial spirit is at the core of what makes working at EF a ton of fun.

We embrace change. Be prepared to join a flexible organization where no day is the same. We believe that change is the key to business success, personal development, and career progression.

About EF

EF is the world leader in international education. Our mission is to open the world through education and so far we have helped over 15 million people learn a language and discover the world. We have fifteen subsidiaries and non-profit organizations, schools and offices in over 50 countries and employ over 40,000 staff and teachers. In today’s increasingly complex and interdependent world our mission is more relevant than ever.

EF is an equal opportunities employer. EF offers competitive salaries and a multicultural working environment. If you are motivated by the prospect of an international career with a dynamic and forward-thinking company, we want to hear from you!