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Title:  Sourcing IT Outsourcing & Offshoring - Expert


Zürich, CH

Date:  Oct 9, 2021


Chain IQ is an independent, global service company providing strategic, tactical and operational procurement for its clients. Chain IQ operates from its main centers – Zurich (headquarters), New York, London, Singapore, Mumbai and Bucharest – and is currently servicing more than 20 countries (including Germany, China, Hong Kong, Japan and Australia).

Chain IQ is growing! In order to provide our clients continuously with an excellent service, we want to further strengthen our team in Zurich-Altstetten and are therefore looking for you!


Your responsibilities:

  • Consult and support Business Partners on all matters relating to the Sourcing of IT O&O Services. Development and execution of procurement strategies within a complex, high spend, and highly visible category.
  • Independently lead the implementation of tender initiatives and contract negotiation as project lead via e-sourcing tools.
  • Establish and maintain a close relationship with internal and external Business Partners as well as vendors. Manage a challenging, broad role in a dynamic and fast-paced environment for multiple client accounts
  • Coordinate commercial, operational and legal aspects with relevant experts in a cross-functional team
  • Collaboration on global procurement strategies and implementation of regional requirements
  • Provide Key stakeholder support in sourcing lifecycle including driving sourcing, RFI, RFP, evaluation, drafting, contracting, on-boarding, negotiations, supplier management etc.
  • Collaboration on special projects in interdisciplinary (global) teams


Your profile:

  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Supply Chain Management or equal
  • Several years (10+ years) of progressive experience in indirect procurement of IT and Outsourcing Services in an international (corporate) environment.
  • Experience in negotiation and execution of contracts with vendors. Understanding of how Master Service Agreements and Supply Orders are scoped, structured, and cost controlled. Understanding of typical risks and contractual mitigation/management of such. Specific know-how in sourcing IT and Outsourcing contracts is preferred.
  • Experience in senior stakeholder management and managing complex vendor/client relationships including proven ability to build rapport with clients and maintain professionalism in communications with all levels of client stakeholders.
  • Expert knowledge of technologies / processes / tools as well as contractual and legal aspects of Professional Services contracts. Secure command of e-sourcing tools (SAP Ariba, Jaggaer, Archlet) of advantage
  • Proactive, flexible and client-focused personality with excellent negotiation and communication skills. Broad negotiation toolkit and ability to function effectively in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.
  • Good analytical and conceptual skills and quick understanding of complex content, figures and interfaces. Ability to utilize procurement and financial data to understand spending trends and to leverage that information to identify procurement insights that result in process efficiencies or cost savings for the client.
  • Very good self-organization and expert level project management skills. PRINCE or other project management certifications preferred.
  • Team player with high social competence. Demonstrates discretion, reliability, integrity and shows ability to quickly build trust with clients and within the team.
  • Fluent in English (native, C1 or equivalent) and ideally German, any additional language considered a plus.


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 act as a team and have a family-oriented mindset
  • 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
  • Free fruit, coffee, tea and water
  • Possibility of obtaining Reka Checks at a great discount



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