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Senior Buyer: Merchandise & Media Marketing in Global Business Procurement

Nivel del puesto:  Profesional / Senior


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Área de conocimiento:  Gestión de Proyectos
Unidad:  Allianz Spain
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Tipo de puesto:  Jornada completa
Trabajo en remoto:  Trabajo remoto por Covid19
Empleo:  Indefinido
ID:  2246

Department description

Global Business Procurement is responsible for the worldwide strategic procurement of services and products for the Allianz Group in the following categories: Non-IT Professional Services, Marketing / Communication and Insurance Procurement. We are aiming to build up a local team of experienced buyers in Barcelona to join our global team and to run global projects.

The Senior Buyer role for marketing and communication procurement focuses on the global Merchandise, Rewards and Media agencies. The role will have a strong focus on working closely with the internal marketing teams and other countries, to identify opportunities to improve outcomes for Allianz key marketing activities.

Job Description

Management & support of the commodities merchandise, media and marketing agencies, supplier strategy, contract negotiations, savings methodology, use of the SAP ARIBA purchasing tool.


Analysis of national, regional and international procurement markets as well as benchmarking considering “best practice” and “total cost of ownership” approaches within Marketing.

Experience of cost reduction projects within Marketing based on in depth analysis of spend figures to achieve the procurement goals as well as cost reduction targets.

Negotiate advantageous terms and conditions, create significant value to stakeholders for cost effectiveness, flexibility and efficiency of providers by coordinating the execution of end to end process.

Ensures compliance of supplier agreements to business specific requirement including company relevant legal terms & conditions and apply AZ group compliance and ESG guidelines.

Project management – also on C-Level: Strategic planning and implementation of global and local tenders with the involvement of various departments as well as national companies and management of project teams.

Manages the supplier relationship management of our global providers, contracts, KPIs and feedback sessions.

Works closely with the respective Allianz Business team in order to identify opportunities to improve performance and savings in the Allianz spend.

Creates new ways of working in Allianz's purchasing practice and to develop innovative negotiation methods.

Supports and advises the business departments on purchasing processes as well as the market situation and development, adaptation to the growing flexibility needs of the marketing departments

Structured application of methods of classic and agile project management.

Strategic spend analysis to achieve the best sourcing strategies and gain best value for money.

Close cooperation with key (senior) stakeholders, functional departments and procurement colleagues on a global level.

Candidate Profile/Requirements

Minimum of 3-5 years of working experience in marketing procurement of an international operating company or in global project management in matrix organizations.

Successfully completed master studies in a commercial or technical area, marketing/ business studies advantageous.

Fundamental understanding of how the media & marketing industry operates and a knowledge of the key suppliers in the market.

Good understanding of digital and data technologies within media planning fields.

Strong Experience on how to engage OEs (Operating Entities) to collaboratively fulfill Group Procurement and other overarching targets. Ability to influence others without authority.

Autonomous style of working. In the same time collaborative and team oriented. Ability to work under pressure.

Experience of working in environments with high complexity and proven analytical, strategic and management skills.

Competence to effectively align with different stakeholders and to cooperate with diverse internal and external senior audiences. Hands-on approach, involving the necessary skills / functions to successfully accomplish tasks and targets

Excellent communication skills in English. German speaking advantageous.

Skills and competencies

Strong analytic and conceptional capabilities

Team orientation and communication skills

Good understanding of overall procurement processes including procure-to-pay and relevant tools

Good knowledge of MS Office Products, Strategic Procurement Suite Ariba, SAP or similar

Working experience in international teams

Strong customer orientation

Excellent negotiation skills



What do we offer:

  • Steady job, you'll get a permanent contract since the first day.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Fringe benefits: meal and supplies compensation, life and accident insurance, private pension plan and studies fund. We also offer discounts on other products from the company and shares as well as a Christmas gift card among others. Dare to discover a world of benefits!
  • Actual work-life balance policies: entry-leave flexibility of 2 hours every day, reduced schedule on Fridays and during the summer, 26 holiday days per year, recoverable working hours, as well as, hybrid workplace model.
  • Career development: Digital learning platforms, mentoring programs and training sessions give employees the opportunity for personal and professional development.
  • Relocation Service for international transfers.
  • Open and international working environment.