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Strategic Procurement Officer - IT Category (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Available until:  30.01.2023
Area of Expertise:  Asset & Investment Management
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  13646

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At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are 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.


We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Strategic Procurement Officer (f/m/d) who will be responsible for IT category strategy and relationship management globally. This position is based in our Frankfurt office.


Within this exciting role, you will be developing the IT category strategy with the respective stakeholders, convert strategies into action plans and drive the execution of the objectives aligned with the business and company objectives.



Key responsibilities


  • Develop and implement procurement strategy in the IT category contributing to our objectives
  • Improve and extend current value chain including systems and contract negotiations as well as relationship management for all our major suppliers
  • Conduct sourcing activities, including but not limited to: Spend analysis, benchmarking, supply market analysis, vendor analysis, RFX building, baseline analysis, contracting, building business transactions
  • Proactively develop and drive cost reduction initiatives to meet the company targets and identify the best solutions to provide long-term value to the business
  • Manage end-to-end vendor lifecycle, including identification, onboarding, performance measurement, (strategic) development, relationship-management, offboarding
  • Ensure Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements objectives with taking an active role in service delivery and continuous improvements
  • Optimize supplier portfolio
  • Ensure reporting of project results and communication at all levels by means of a vendor management system




Key Requirements/Skills/Experience


  • Academic degree in Business Administration, Legal, Finance, IT or related field of study
  • Strong experience of strategic buying, developing sourcing category strategies and performing sophisticated transactions in IT category area
  • Ideally 5+ years' of experience in procurement and confirmed experience of the end-to-end procurement process management
  • Experience in IT project structures, business transactions production and review, included but not limited to scoping, pricing models used and performance measurements
  • Proficiency in German and English is required, further languages are beneficial
  • Ability to analyze markets and gather intelligence regarding market conditions and supply/ demand drivers
  • Strong relationship-management skills and proven track record in being able to strategically advise and drive internal business clients and their strategies
  • Solid awareness/ understanding of market innovations and how to apply these innovations to drive impactful sourcing strategies relevant to the IT space
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills





About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 700 investment professionals in 23 offices worldwide and managing EUR 673 billion in assets. Data as of 31 December 2021


We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.


Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you 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.


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