IT Buyer - Network & Telco

Place of work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the role

You as a Sourcing Specialist (SP) will bring experienced sourcing and procurement services to internal customers in area of IT & Data Services specifically in Network and Telecommunications. You will support a different kind of initiatives to reduce costs and support processes that improve the quality of goods and services provided to our customers and work to ensure that all vendors serving Swiss Re help the organization meet its business goals.

Your responsibilities will include:
•Handle global commercial negotiations for Telecommunications contracts
•Handle the contract process for Telecommunication Contracts and Service Agreements, conduct legal reviews and necessary due diligence as assigned
•Execute comprehensive RFx process and support internal customers in timely manner
•Management of suppliers within the sub-commodities, e.g. network and telecom services, software (including contract negotiations, redline contracts, supplier evaluation and development, annual reviews etc.)
•Support the Category Manager to review and approve purchase orders in internal systems; ensure that correct contract and contract conditions are in place
•Support the Category Manager in developing the demand forecast for the sourcing category
•Procure to Pay executions to Network Services, Infrastructure and Telecoms using standard procedures

About the team

You will be part of the Regional Sourcing Team in Bratislava, a unit within Global Business Solutions. We are a global Team spread across four locations with access to the global Sourcing Network. We support Category Sourcing from EMEA in area of IT & Data Services, HR& Professional Services and Corporate Real Estate Services.

Would you like to join our team? Do you have the following experience and personal skills?

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About You
•You have a bachelor’s degree preferably in information technologies or a technical discipline, economics or business administration.
•You have around 3-4 years of experience in sourcing of Network and Telecommunication services in a global organization with multi-million Euro contracts.
•You have strong negotiations skills and can demonstrate focused delivery of significant cost savings/service improvements in this Sourcing category.
•You have good knowledge of IT Telco market players, key market trends, commercial drivers, cost levers in this sub-category.
•You are experienced in negotiating commercially and contractually with global vendors in this category.
•You have hands-on procure to pay process experience (Requirements Gathering, Market Analysis, Vendor Evaluations, Due Diligence, Risk Assessment, Commercial & Contractual negotiations etc.)
•You have excellent verbal and written command of English (other language is desirable, German would be advantageous)
•Outstanding partner management skills and the ability to build, maintain and grow relationships in a virtual environment.
•You are naturally hardworking, a problem solver, able to navigate ambiguity and focused on customer outcomes.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

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Brief description of the company

As the world 's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
Learn more about working in Swiss Re Slovakia.

ID: 3524078  Dátum zverejnenia: 11.10.2019  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny: Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.