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!
Purpose of the role:
Responsible to deliver operational procurement services to GfK legal entities by ensuring effective and efficient performance of operational procure-to-pay processes and tasks, supported by procurement systems
Is highly focused on operational excellence, optimization and process standardization, while raising continuous improvement initiatives and supports projects (processes and operational savings)
As a Procurement Specialist, you will have the following key accountabilities:
Is accountable for the operational procurement processes of the procurement organization from purchase requisitions/ shopping carts (SC) to order confirmation and all associated tasks within this process
Traces the ordering and delivery processes of suppliers and takes corrective expediting actions in good time in order to assure timely delivery of goods, services and materials
Actively contributes to cooperation with all other stakeholder functions/ partners involved
Ensures compliance in accordance to Procurement Guideline, along mandatory tools and in accordance to internal approval guideline(s)
Is responsible for catalogue management execution and improvement and creation and continuous maintenance of new or change of existing supplier master data
Supports other Procurement initiatives, optimizations and efficiency projects; reviews and actively participates into any new activities that might be transferred into the Procurement SSC, prepares business cases and justifications, presents to internal senior stakeholders to obtain approval and sign off
Now that you know what a Procurement Specialist does, what skills, qualifications and experience do you need?
3+ year of relevant procurement operational experience in an international company, preferably within a SSC environment
University degree (Business Administration, Accounting or related field)
Ability to cooperate and interact effectively at all levels of the organization
Very good understanding of customer’s services landscape
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work effectively under pressure, and shift priorities quickly as required
Excellent level English language and a strong business-level German language knowledge will be considered a big advantage
SAP-SRM/MM experience or any other PO management system.
Full proficiency with MS Office suite – Excel, PowerPoint, Word
Excellent data manipulation / reporting skills will be considered a big advantage as well as being able to look at data with a critical eye and produce insightful analysis from it.
Join our team and benefit from the following advantages:
Exciting work environment that brings people together
Use of the latest digital technologies
Initial and ongoing trainings to support your development
Opportunities for personal and professional growth
Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme linked to individual performance and company results
Flexible working hours and home office
3 additional non-working days annually
Discount program with external vendors
Eco friendly travelers are welcome to the office – parking places for bikers and free card for public transportation are available to all employees
Last but not least – GfK Sofia office is located close to the city centre and easily accessible from any point by public transportation – 47A Tsarisgradsko Shose Blvd
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!