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Title:  Sourcing Operations & Tactical Buying


Bucharest, RO

Date:  May 23, 2023

About Chain IQ


Chain IQ is an Independent Global Indirect Procurement company providing strategic, tactical, and operational procurement services. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland Chain IQ operates from 6 main centers and 14 offices worldwide.

Our team of experts work to transform procurement within an organization utilizing our market knowledge and insights supported by innovative technology to drive procurement efficiencies. 

We apply the latest risk, sustainability, and social responsibility practices to strengthen procurement resilience. Chain IQ’s approach to ESG supports ethical operations, business standards and bio-diversity whilst minimizing environmental impact.

Role Purpose:


The role purpose of a Sourcing Operations & Tactical Buying involves identifying, selecting and contracting with vendors to obtain goods and services that support the organization's needs. The role involves also negotiating contracts, managing supplier relationships and monitoring supplier performance.




  • collaboration with Head of Sourcing, Sourcing Operations and Tactical Buying and Team Leads to ensure optimal use of Sourcing, Sourcing Operations and Tactical Buying capabilities
  • establishing and maintaining strong relationships with internal, client and supplier stakeholders
  • supporting market tenders and managing the evaluation across cross-functional teams to determine the selection of the suppliers
  • supporting analysis of proposals and producing recommendations
  • negotiating deals (of varying size and complexity) to achieve optimal commercial, specification, compliance and contractual outcomes
  • drafting contracts based on standard terms and conditions
  • identifying opportunities to drive improvements and contributes to their implementation
  • adhering to the corporate standards, including using the defined sourcing tools and processes in delivery of sourcing initiatives according to the client requirements
  • ensuring functional KPIs, SLAs and other performance objectives are met including savings targets
  • ensuring accuracy of data and compliance with the given sourcing requirements (based on client methodology and requirements)
  • ensuring proactive and timely engagement with clients ensuring proactivity for additional support/extra activities/projects




  • strong proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken (min B2)
  • experience in sourcing operations, including procurement, supply chain management and vendor management. This includes negotiating contracts, evaluating suppliers and managing purchase orders
  • Familiarity with the professional services industry and understanding of various professional services categories (such as consulting, legal, HR, etc.)
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential for interacting with stakeholders and vendors
  • experience managing projects, including developing timelines, setting priorities, and coordinating resources to meet project goals




We proudly offer a first-class benefits package to all employees, so come and join Chain IQ and become part of an innovative, inspiring, and high-performing team of entrepreneurs, who are globally connected and locally anchored.

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