Procurement Expert / Senior Buyer

Nivel del puesto:  Profesional / Senior


Área de conocimiento:  Compras
Unidad:  Allianz Technology
Entidad contratante:  Allianz Technology SE Spain Branch
Tipo de puesto:  Jornada completa
Trabajo en remoto:  Trabajo híbrido
Empleo:  Indefinido
ID:  32940

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.

Working areas we are offering:

Non-IT Professional Services procurement focusing on Consulting Services, Legal Services, HR Services, Temp Labor, Outsourcing.

Marketing and Communication procurement focusing on Media and Digital Marketing (agencies).

Insurance Procurement focusing on claims providers such as European or global repair shop organizations, digital claims providers or sustainable claims topics.


Job Description

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

Conceptual design of cost reduction projects within the transferred commodities 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 procurement of an international operating company or in global project management in matrix organizations, where projects had a strong reputational impact. Ability to manage critical C-Level Projects.

Successfully completed master studies in a commercial or technical area.

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 skills welcome.


Skills and competencies

Strong analytic and conceptional capabilities

Team orientation and communication skills

Good understanding of overall procurement processes

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

Working experience in international teams

Strong customer orientation

Excellent stakeholder management skills



D&I statement

Allianz Technology is proud to be an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the working environment. We are interested in your strengths and experience. We welcome all applications from all people regardless of gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity and cultural background, age, nationality, religion, disability, or philosophy of life.

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