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Title:  Sourcing Operations & Tactical Buying


Bucharest, RO

Date:  Sep 15, 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.




- 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
- Organize and manage market tenders
- Evaluate suppliers proposals and perform bid analysis – provide input and recommendations for supplier selection; 
- Negotiating deals to achieve optimal commercial, specification, compliance and contractual outcomes
- Negotiating with vendors for building positive, long-term relationships.
- Drafting and negotiating contracts with vendors based on standard terms and conditions 
- Identifying opportunities to drive improvements and contributes to their implementation
- Adhering to the client’s corporate standards, including using the defined sourcing tools and processes in the delivery of sourcing initiatives according to the client requirements
- Ensuring the 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)
- Performing spend analysis to proactively identify savings opportunities
- Forecasting and reporting savings
- Support and run RFx, eAuction – create and manage event in e-sourcing tool
- Ensuring proactive and timely engagement with clients
- Ensuring proactivity for additional support/extra activities/projects




- Proven successful track record in a similar role 
- Minimum one (1) year experience in related sourcing category 
- Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Ability to multi-task and perform under pressure
- Focused to deliver savings and to constantly find cost reduction opportunities for the clients
- Excellent analytical skills and mindset
- Good problem-solving, relationship management, escalation management and influencing skills with a strong customer-service orientation
- Good understanding of sourcing processes and best practices 
- Ready to interact with stakeholders from all organizational levels
- A delivery-focused sourcer and a team player who feels comfortable creating their own profile and credibility
- Previous experience in working with any of the Source to Contract tools: SAP, Ariba, Ivalua, etc.
- Excellent English (German is an advantage) - written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office


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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