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For over 80 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of ~9,000 employees.
Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future: Currently we are in the latter stages of a transformational journey from a traditional market research company to a trusted provider of prescriptive data analytics powered by innovative technology. This is only possible with extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!
As a Global Procurement Systems Specialist you will support Head of Digital Procurement to ensure development and delivery of the digital Procurement & Real Estate systems and processes landscape. Evaluate existing business processes and propose ways to make improvements to one or many steps to increase productivity, reduce costs, improve time management, or make needed changes to other aspects of processes
You’re good at:
Supporting or leading new initiatives across the end-to-end Procurement process, e.g. Supplier Risk Management, Sustainable Procurement, Audit and Process and Policy Compliance, Sourcing/Tendering and Contracting
Supporting business improvement projects gathering and implementation feedback from Procurement commodities operational representatives, facilitating workshops
Leading System Change Management and support Interface Optimization (i.e. Catalog Management) regarding SRM Optimization
Leading End user, VIP support and trainings and supporting User Rights Management regarding Key User Management
Supporting P2P Process Standardization, P2P Process Optimization and Compliance Gatekeeping regards to Process Optimization
Proactively analyzing big data from various reporting sources, aimed at producing insights on system adoption, change management, user patterns, etc. and ultimately giving recommendations for systems improvements.
Checking and managing the impact of internal or external requirements applicable to the processes
Supporting Efficiency Initiatives, migration of S2P activities and Process Standardization regarding Optimization and Enhancement of the SSC E2E setup
Acting as SPOC for Operational Troubleshooting
You can bring:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in relevant field
Strong IT user knowledge (e.g. SAP SRM, Ariba, CLM / RFx or other Source to Pay systems) and experience with managing development work – either directly or via outsourced partners
Extensive experience in implementing new procurement systems and being responsible for change management and adoption
High level skills in Process and Project Management
High level skills in Excel and PowerPoint
Fluency in English
Ability to analyze large data sets and draw insights and recommendations to senior stakeholders
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.
We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.
We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. We make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.
Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!