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Job Description

We’re Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including marktplaats in The Netherlands, Mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month. 

We’re all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they’re looking for in their local communities – whether it’s a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less. 

Our brands are supported by Global Teams based in our main Hub in Barcelona and our other global Hubs in Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Our local brands are founded on the connections between people, and as an international group we create networks of talented Adevintans who work together towards a common purpose across geographies and disciplines.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a spend of approx. €30-40m & over 2,000 suppliers in multiple indirect categories (Marketing, Product & Technology, Professional Services, Transactions and Corporate Services) 

  • Work closely with the Strategic Sourcing Category Managers and Procurement Managers to align strategies, priorities and execute them 

  • Work hand in hand with Transversal Sourcing Office Lead on crafting and implementing the strategy for tactical sourcing

  • Build & lead the tactical sourcing team (composed of 2 external FTEs)

  • Collaborate with Category Managers / Procurement Managers on specific BAU initiatives (RFx, benchmark, supplier base analysis) whenever needed

  • Stay updated on trends for different categories and apply best practices 

  • Apply global procurement policies and standards

  • Engage with the relevant Business stakeholders and suppliers whenever needed

  • Interact with other relevant functions (Legal, Finance & Procurement / Supply Management peers)

  • Provide guidance and support to relevant stakeholder about the Procurement process (Procurement ambassador) to ensure successful execution of projects & process compliance

  • Report progress / achievements to line management whenever required

Profile:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or Engineering

  • +5yr working experience in any business field (Procurement, Supply Chain, Sales, Finance, Marketing…)

  • +5yr category management / sourcing experience

  • Hands-on & proactive; willing to challenge status quo and to work in an ever changing environment as part of the overall corporate transformation

  • Continuous improvement mindset to identify opportunities to leverage existing processes & tools 

  • Data Driven 

  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment and to deal with ambiguity

  • Strong business acumen

  • Good analytical and communication skills

  • Willingness to own and to drive end-to-end initiatives

  • Team player and team leader

  • Proficiency in English (both written and verbal)

  • Proficiency in any other European languages (Spanish, French, German, Dutch or Italian) (beneficial but not mandatory)

  • Knowledge of of Procurement systems such as SAP Ariba, SAP S/4 Hana, Coupa, others (beneficial but not mandatory)

  • Ability to work in a hybrid set-up (to cope with the home office & office working mode)

  • Support on the definition and adjustment of ways of working and operating model between the Strategic Sourcing & the Tactical Sourcing teams

  • Improve buying journeys and tail end spend coverage to maximize the saving outcome while enforcing compliance

  • Oversee critical deals and drive negotiation with suppliers whenever needed

  • Manage P2P related topics around tail end spend whenever required

  • Identity key initiatives to maximize profitability and consolidate supplier base (highly fragmented spend with a lot of potential for consolidation) 

Benefits

Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.


On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!
Category Manager Tail End | Adevinta DE