Global Category Head Software Procurement (m/f/d)

Allianz Technology SE

Allianz Technology is the international shared service company of the Allianz Group and has its registered office in Munich. Our customers are Allianz companies across the globe, to which our more than 11 000 employees offer innovative, top-quality products and services in the fields of IT, services and operations. Allianz Technology coordinates and manages global IT procurement. For its branch located in Wallisellen in Switzerland, we are looking for a Global Category Head Software Procurement to join our IT organization.~crlf~ ~crlf~The Allianz Technology SE branch office in Wallisellen resp. the Global Software Procurement Team coordinates all software procurement activities from category strategy development to contract management with the aim of delivering value for Allianz Group worldwide. This highly professional and international team identifies opportunities in global supply markets while ensuring alignment with stakeholders to support business objectives.~crlf~ ~crlf~Leading global negotiations for software contracts with significant volumes, recommending strategic direction to maximize growth opportunities and establishing relationships with more than 40 operating entities across the globe is our daily business. Are you ready to face this challenge?

##Accountable for global category strategy development, supply market knowledge, negotiation, supplier awarding, contracting and compliance management for global software category (~EUR 480mn annual external spend) in close collaboration with internal stakeholders. Accountable for delivery of savings from Software procurement >EUR 30mn EUR p.a.~crlf~##Strong focus and execution on globalization of Procurement and increase the use of Global Software contracts in Allianz Group.~crlf~##Leading global negotiations where a single deal negotiation volume can exceed EUR 100mn for the Group.~crlf~##Establish and sustain alignment with top management in Allianz SE, Allianz Technology and operating entities to support business objectives and facilitate implementation of the approved sourcing strategies to support cost savings, sustainability and innovation.~crlf~##Provide strong leadership to team, drive high performance, take responsibility for their development as future leaders and experts for Allianz.~crlf~##Constantly monitor internal and external market dynamics and recommend strategic direction to maximize growth opportunities for the business by using supplier resources and knowledge.~crlf~##Identify potential contract improvement opportunities, engage respective stakeholders pro-actively and ensure that engagements with suppliers are handled according to respective business best practices in the interest of Allianz.~crlf~##Key contact for senior demand owners e.g. Chief Operating Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Allianz Technology Executive Management~crlf~

##University degree in business economics or IT or equivalent~crlf~##Very strong IT background with 10+ years of experience in strategic procurement, especially in an international environment~crlf~##Business fluent in English and German~crlf~##Knowledge of the Group and Allianz Technology structure, the existing process landscape, standards, relevant products and services and organization~crlf~##Living the four Allianz People Attributes: Customer & Market Excellence, Collaborative Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Trust~crlf~##Strong problem-solving skills based on practice and precedent as well as ability to analyze information~crlf~##Competence to exchange complex information with diplomatic tact and to cooperate with a diverse internal and external senior audience~crlf~##Possessing analytical thinking and methodological and conceptual techniques~crlf~##Process and project management training and / or certification desirable~crlf~

Are you a committed, motivated person that matches our requirements profile? We have an exciting and challenging opportunity in a global environment. Our headquarters in Wallisellen located between the Glatt shopping center and the railway station, offers a flexible and modern working environment.~crlf~Interested? We look forward to receiving your application.

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~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.

Interested? We look forward to your application.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz Technology SE, your reliable partner for careers.~crlf~~crlf~

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