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Title:  Sourcing Technology Services - Expert


Zürich, CH

Date:  Oct 1, 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.


Your responsibilities:

  • Independent coordination and management of sourcing initiatives in IT hardware, software cloud solutions, networks and telecom in collaboration with the client
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Define and execute negotiation strategies and secure value adding deals for our clients
  • Collaborate closely with senior stakeholders internally and externally (clients and vendors)
  • Control and execution of tenders (RfX) in close cooperation with internal and external partners
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
  • Build and maintain relationships with vendors and suppliers


Your profile:

  • University degree in business administration or technology
  • 5-10 years IT sourcing experience with strong knowledge for software licensing models, Data Center Operations & Cloud Services: IaaS, PaaS, SaaS. Strong knowledge and experience in terms of Telco & Network sourcing are of high advantage
  • Service oriented mindset and ability to interact with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to lead negotiations for large deals on the client’s behalf
  • Good analytical and conceptual skills and quick understanding of complex content, figures and interfaces
  • Understanding of technologies / processes / tools as well as contractual and legal aspects of IT
  • Proactive, pragmatic, target oriented and assertive personality with strong communication, excellent negotiation and presentation skills
  • Team player with high social competence and a winning personality
  • Experience with sourcing tools and processes
  • Business fluency in German and English. French would be an advantage


Why Chain IQ?

  • You will take responsibility and will be granted the level of freedom as needed
  • You will have the possibility to grow both personally and professionally
  • We offer a fair and market-oriented compensation
  • We individually support your personal development in order to strengthen your competences
  • We have a culture of open and honest communication as well as appreciation


Your Benefits within Chain IQ

  • Modern working conditions as well as 5 weeks of holidays
  • Individual choice of the pension plan suiting your needs
  • Contribution to professional education programs (financially & time wise)
  • Culture of trust: flexible working hours and the possibility of Home Office in a manageable framework
  • Healthy balanced meals at favorable prices in the in-house canteen, partly sponsored by Chain IQ
  • Possibility of obtaining Reka Checks at a great discount


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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