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IT Category Sourcing Manager

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Company: Philips
Contract: PERM
Location: Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Job Title

IT Category Sourcing Manager

Job Description

In this role, you have the opportunity to

Transform the global Cost Category strategies into a Sourcing Strategy on a global and /or regional level to deliver sustainable value and competitive differentiation for Philips. We are redefining the way we handle indirect procurement, and we would like you to be part of it and lead our efforts through.

You are responsible for

The strategic sourcing for the Global Technology category within the Commercial organization based in EMEA. You will lead the category sourcing and manage the relationship with strategic suppliers. You will be accountable for the end-to-end performance of the spend, contracts, and suppliers in scope.

You will contribute to a high-performance team culture to adopt innovation and encourage others through your behavior: being open, courageous, inclusive, and committed to the Philips Business values.

Your responsibilities will include

  • Define and implement Global Information Technology (Digital Network & Workplace) category sourcing and suppliers’ strategies for the allocated spend
  • Manage the global Suppliers Relationships, Performance, Risks and Contracting based on clear Account plan, targets and ongoing Strategic Review Meetings with key suppliers
  • Define and deliver a strong savings funnel approach of Procurement (Price) and Demand (Quantity) initiatives
  • Program manage the execution of the Q-Funnel in alignment with Philips Business, Markets, and / or Functions
  • Plan and execute Supply Base Optimization actions (sourcing savings)
  • Plan and execute negotiation roadmaps with suppliers by applying corresponding strategies and best practices (i.e. game theory, e-Sourcing)
  • Contribute to the development of Sourcing Playbooks to guide supplier management
  • Collaborate with other Global, EMEA and Local procurement colleagues to strategize and execute the strategic initiatives

You are a part of

  • The Spend Management organization within the Integrated Supply Chain (ISC). Spend Management covers the procurement activities of all indirect (non-product related) materials and services within Philips covering such areas as Marketing, IT, Facility Management and Travel, etc.
  • As we spend approximately €5 billion annually on indirect services and products, this organization plays a key role to achieve Philips’ KPIs. A Spend Management transformation has been started recently to ensure that Philips gets the most value out of every euro spent. You have an opportunity to join a dynamic and multi-functional team, seeking to create a significant impact on our company.

To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience

  • Master’s degree in business administration, technology management or equivalent
  • 8+ years’ experience in Commercial positions, preferably Software & Digital, Infrastructure Services, Technology Services
  • Passionate about understanding of technology offerings, trends and supply market
  • Practitioner in designing new sourcing models, and negotiating complex deals (≥ €10M)
  • Expert level in contract management and disputes resolution
  • Ability to deliver opportunities / business cases with plans to optimize spend and Total Cost Ownership
  • Ability to develop a 360° supplier strategy, account management plan and roadmap.
  • Proven supplier relationship management skills and ability to lead supplier governance
  • Entrepreneurial with ability to take independent decisions while de-risking the business
  • Collaborate with other functions (i.e. legal, security) to ensure contract compliance
  • Strong communication skills with ability to influence stakeholders at ExCo level
  • Flexible mindset with strong work ethics and collaboration skills in global teams
  • Understanding of Source-2-Contract and P2P processes, contract management
  • Knowledge of procurement tools and analytical methods

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