Lead Strategic Procurement (f/m/d)

Allianz Global Investors

At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you’re looking for a fast-paced working environment, you’re resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and you believe in always putting the customer first, then join us now!~crlf~~crlf~We’re committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.~crlf~~crlf~We are seeking to recruit a forward-thinking and results-oriented Lead Strategic Procurement (f/m/d) who develops a team of strategic procurement officers and is responsible for the Request for Proposal (RFP) process, runs contract agreements and handles relationships to optimize return and mitigate risk.

##Leading all sourcing activities such as the RfP process, arranging with suppliers, vendor selection, contract creation, baseline and cost savings validation, and strategy execution~crlf~##Negotiating sophisticated global deals from inception to completion ~crlf~##Development of complex RFP proposal documents and dialogue approaches~crlf~##Significantly improving the competitive landscape to achieve significant cost savings~crlf~##Transferring to the team sourcing category expertise to provide market, supplier, and financial insights and inputs to ensure standard methodologies~crlf~##Responsible for finding opportunities to deliver on agreed annual sourcing plan targets and other key metrics~crlf~##Crafting and maintaining balanced relationships with key suppliers; driving ahead supplier management aligned with the business and functions~crlf~##Developing and leading a robust globally acting strategic procurement team~crlf~##Strategic sourcing - Supplier market analyses - RFP management -Negotiations -Contracting - Supplier relationship management~crlf~~crlf~

##Several years experience of the end to end procurement process management in global organizations; Master's Degree in Business or Economics~crlf~##Ability to structure all elements of sophisticated RFPs (technical, contractual, schedule and cost) in order to ensure that uniformed bids are received ~crlf~##Proficiency in the objective analysis of proposal responses and the overall evaluation of potential service providers ~crlf~##Supervise record on realised material cost saving measure within Financial industry; consultant background appreciated~crlf~##Shown contract negotiation skillset and experience paired with commercial awareness and good analytical and research skills~crlf~##Proficient with Sourcing systems, knowledge of contract types, sourcing methods and procedures, performance incentives, contract law and technology~crlf~##Shown ability to build and run robust teams; experienced in leading sophisticated projects~crlf~##Validated change management and efficiency gains record for continuous improvement in procurement~crlf~##Global, culturally critical mind-set with excellent interpersonal skills and capacity to build and handle relationships with business partners including Executives across various teams in a global environment~crlf~##Excellent spoken and written English; German would be a plus~crlf~~crlf~~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 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 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~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 770 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide and managing EUR 535 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.

Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors~crlf~~crlf~You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since,~crlf~Active is: Allianz Global Investors.~crlf~~crlf~

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