We are recruiting a Senior Software Category Buyer to join the Corporate Indirect Procurement Organization. Based at the Accor Headquarter in Issy les Moulineaux, the role will report to the IT and Digital service Purchasing Director.
As a senior strategic buyer you will be responsible for sourcing IT solutions and services, and will be in charge of the Software Category, mainly supporting Business Software solutions.
You’ll be in charge of the relationship with stakeholders and selected suppliers, drive the design and execution of the Software category strategy and ensure its execution.
Develop, drive and execute purchasing specific category strategy
Partner with IT stakeholders and influence to share same vision
Monitor, forecast and define priorities of upcoming levels of demand
Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
Run RFPs from data collection, commercials definition to contract negotiations
Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking. Define cost optimization levers & realization plans
Set Strategic relationship with reliable suppliers
Manage global suppliers’ performances to drive optimum services efficiency.
Measure category performance and compliance to standards.
Implement watch of innovative technology
Relevant Experience : 6 years minimum of purchasing experience
Strong Purchasing expertise in IT & Digital solutions; Software (SaaS, Application Software, CRM , licensing / Software Asset Management).
Strong interest in Innovation & Technology
Experience in coordination of large projects in international organizations an in stakeholder management
Knowledge of Hospitality and Services environment
Strong contracting and IT legal requirements knowledge.
Educational background : Business Administration, Commerce, Master2
Personal skills :
Excellent inter-personal skills are required to bridge external and cross-border relationships effectively to achieve win-win results.
Prepared to adapt to an entrepreneurial culture and fast-changing business environment.
Required language skills : fluent in French and English
Strong communication and negotiation skills
Decisive, self-driven and highly motivated
Flexible and able to work in international / global environments
Strong team player and able to develop excellent international working relationships
Personal integrity and strong work ethics