Strategic Procurement Manager Ref. No: 8236

Lufthansa is the largest airline in Germany and one of the leading airlines in the world.

As the Lufthansa Group Business Services’ employee you will become part of the organization that supports the aviation business. Our teams handle accounting, look after our customers' employees, run procurement processes and take care of IT applications. Everything contributes to a great travel experience for Lufthansa Group customers.

 

The Procurement Manager will be in charge of IT, Consulting and Managed Services Sourcing Buyers and will be responsible for internal and external interfaces of the department, procurement clusters, LHG Business Units and Suppliers. He/ she will also lead the team of Group Procurement Central from the disciplinary perspective. Procurement Manager promotes teamwork, provides employees with coaching and feedback for a medium size team and networks with other functions. He/she shall be part of the governance community core team.

Region: Kraków, małopolskie


What we are looking for:

  • Master/Bachelor degree in Economics, Information Technology or similar
  • Experience in leading a team (either functionally or disciplinarily)
  • Experience in the SSC/BPO industry in the area of Procurement
  • Understanding of IT industry and market trends will be an asset
  • Experience in driving agile projects
  • Knowledge of process improvement and standardization methodology and tools such as Lean management, Kaizen, Six Sigma
  • Practical knowledge of Process Automation / Procurement department specific tools & applications e.g SRM Tools
  • Familiarity with innovation management and KPI-Methods
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Very good German (written and spoken) – nice to have
  • Very good command of MS office (especially Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Analytical and conceptual mindset
  • Strong co-operation and communication skills
  • Highly independent and systematic approach to work
  • Negotiation skills


In your new job you will:

  • Lead and motivate multi-functional teams in a complex environment
  • Teach and coach his/her direct reports
  • Be perceptive & sensitive to the needs of colleagues and offers help appropriately
  • Play a significant part in the recruitment / development of new people
  • Be an escalation instance for his/her area of responsibility
  • Support scope extension and migration projects
  • Control budget realization in the area of his/her responsibility
  • Assure adherence to process design and standards set
  • Ensure consistent usage of methodology & tools
  • Set and manage realistic and manageable targets, control KPIs and perform respective performance dialogues with internal and external parties
  • Cooperate and collaborate with other Towers and LGBS Centres to increase the quality and end-to-end process efficiency
  • Understand the needs of the client and balance them with all process parties
  • Manage business partner satisfaction (KPIs, Satisfaction Scores)
  • Perform tender and tender-related activities, such as negotiations and contract finalizations
  • Monitor supplier performance and identify potential risks and ensure continuous improvement of supplier performance, initiate countermeasures, if necessary
  • Maintain procurement projects and saving results
  • Ensure purchase of goods and services according to company guidelines


By working with us you gain:

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Attractive development opportunities in Procurement

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Possibility to adjust the place and hours of work to private needs

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Private medical care for employees and their families

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Possibility to fulfil a dream about far journeys with attractive discounts for flight tickets

For our employees we offer:

  • Hybrid working model
  • Opportunity to work from each part of Poland during remote work
  • Flexible working time
  • New branded and modern office: 200 adjustable desks, several types of meeting rooms, bike amenities, lounge rooms and chill out spaces, cozy kitchens and excellent public transport in a walking distance
  • Continuous improvement environment
  • Supportive & friendly working atmosphere - we work towards a joint success


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