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Strategic Procurement Manager


Strategic Procurement Manager

Elsbethen, Austria

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Do you think strategically and show a passion for procuring technology services and products?

Our Red Bull Media House Procurement team focuses on balancing internal stakeholder demand with the dynamics of the external market, with emphasis on purchasing categories in the media industry. Your key activities in this role include spend management, price negotiations, supplier relationship management, and risk management. A sound knowledge of media industry would be a strong asset.


Areas that play to your strengths

All the responsibilities we'll trust you with:


As Strategic Procurement Manager you'll develop negotiation strategies and be the lead of agreeing on prices and conditions. You'll perform market research for media products and services, as well as monitor and analyze trends across media technology and operations spend to identify areas for improvement and savings. Furthermore, you'll be working with different sources of information to perform external company spend analysis, total cost of ownership analysis, savings, supplier performance, and ad-hoc custom data requests by the Business to define purchasing recommendations. As a result, you will enable business growth and value generation for RBMH.


In this role, you'll drive the implementation of our standard supplier management framework by identifying, qualifying, and developing potential suppliers based on the media business needs. To establish a secure supply chain, you'll develop and execute supplier strategies, which includes negotiating supplier contracts, measuring supplier performance, ensuring supplier due diligence and engagement in risk management. You'll also manage transition and transformation and drive innovation.


In addition, you're the first point of contact for diverse departments regarding procurement relevant requests. You'll establish and maintain regular communication with the relevant stakeholders regarding pertinent sourcing activities and support the business stakeholders with translating the business strategy into a sourcing strategy. By doing so, you'll ensure RBMH is receiving the highest quality at competitive market prices.


You'll set-up, drive and actively manage projects to enhance existing procurement processes. Moreover, you'll play an active role in other company-wide, procurement relevant projects and support the implementation of procurement systems or tools.


Your areas of knowledge and expertise

That matter most for this role:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a Procurement role
  • Experience in project and process management
  • Excellent negotiation skills and analytical skills
  • Good understanding of the media market and state of the art media, IT and/or Marketing procurement processes
  • Advanced level of Microsoft Excel skills and preferably experienced with ERP systems, SAP and BI knowledge is seen as a plus
  • A communicative team player, who is also confident in working independently
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and able to work on different projects in parallel
  • Solution-focused mindset and strong problem-solving thinking to develop innovative and sustainable solutions
  • Advanced Diploma in Procurement, Degree in Business Administration or proven long-term experience on the job
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written), German is a plus
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Got what it takes?

In your application we want to see your personal style - what makes you tick and why you think your next opportunity is here with us.

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As an employer, we value diversity and support people in developing their potential and strengths, realizing their ideas and seizing opportunities. The job advertisement is aimed at all people equally, regardless of age, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or origin. Due to legal reasons we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary according to the collective agreement for this position, which is EUR 2,063 gross per month. However, our attractive compensation package is based on market-oriented salaries and is therefore significantly above the stated minimum salary.

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