Senior Procurement Specialist (m/f/d)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Senior Procurement Specialist is responsible for definition and execution of the Procurement strategy on a category level and on a global range. This includes implementation of global strategic initiatives, realization of relevant procurement process adjustments and achievement of targeted savings.

##Drive creation and execution of global procurement activities (strategic, operational) across the organization and act as a contact for all strategic purchasing~crlf~##Develop and manage global supplier base, align and implement procurement strategies related to spend and vendor status across the organization~crlf~##Drive excellence in global sourcing processes by creation and improvements of procurement policies, guidelines, processes, templates, etc.~crlf~##Preparation and management of vendor selection processes with business stakeholder and lead in contract negotiations until execution~crlf~##Ensure compliance of supplier agreements to business specific requirements including company relevant legal terms & conditions and apply AGCS´ compliance guidelines~crlf~##Work in a close co-operation with different cross functional teams~crlf~##Identification and execution of cost saving opportunities along the procurement value chain~crlf~##Alignment with Allianz Group Global Sourcing & Procurement~crlf~

Relevant experience~crlf~##Minimum 3-5 years depth procurement experience (ideally in a similar role)~crlf~##Founded experience of contract and vendor management processes and tools~crlf~##Working experience in international teams~crlf~##Practical experience in project management and change management~crlf~ ~crlf~Education / Certification~crlf~##Master degree in related field (e.g. Economic or technical study)~crlf~##Very good command of English and German language (verbal and written) is mandatory~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical Skills~crlf~##Procurement Category management expertise and experience within insurance procurement, consultancy category, IT and outsourcing ideally within financial sector~crlf~##Hands on knowledge of vendor selection processes (RfX) and good understanding of relevant contractual terms and conditions~crlf~##Practical knowledge in areas of procurement reporting, controlling and cost savings~crlf~##Good understanding of overall procurement processes including procure-to-pay and relevant tools~crlf~##Good knowledge of MS Office Products, Strategic Procurement Suite Ariba, SAP or similar~crlf~##SRM/MM knowledge of advantage~crlf~ ~crlf~General Skills~crlf~##Proactive and committed working style in an international team~crlf~##Good analytical skills, team player~crlf~##Proven negotiation skills, preferably in a global environment and in a multinational business~crlf~##Customer focused and good team player~crlf~##Communication skills both verbal and written tailored to the intended audience~crlf~##Stakeholder management, ability to negotiate on different hierarchical levels~crlf~

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor's and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS promotes an individual work-life balance for example the possibilit y of working part-time. Provided that the job with its respective basic conditions is suitable for this, all positions advertised on a full-time basis can also be filled on a part-time basis.~crlf~~crlf~If you are currently exempted from statutory pension obligations under section 6 (1) sentence 1 no. 1 SGB VI, please take a look at the important and binding notes in the HR lexicon under: Money / Social Security / Annuity Insurance / Pension Insurance exemption.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at

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