Sourcing Business Partner
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Job Purpose

Category : Finance & Risk Services and projects

The Senior Buyer develops and executes global / multi country sourcing strategies which are aligned to business objectives andwill enable to achieve sustainable cost and quality benefits in AXA globally.

She / He plays a major role in animating the Procurement Community on the category,will work collaboratively with Business stakeholders and legal counsels tofulfill sourcing and contracting needs from an operational up to more strategicstandpoint.

She / He animates the Key Vendor Program framework on hiscategory's scope. She / He contributes to bring Procurement to the nextlevel in terms of expertise, practices, positioning and operating capabilities. Context

  • The Senior Buyer willdevelop and maintain professional working relationship with internal andexternal stakeholders :
  • Business stakeholders
  • Local procurement teams of marketsand main entities
  • Suppliers of the category
  • Key responsibilities

    The SeniorBuyer is responsible for :

  • Business partnership : Supportbusiness stakeholders in their sourcing needs on the category by challengingspecifications, bringing market knowledge and negotiation skills and securingcontracts.
  • Meet high-level business stakeholder to ensure the appropriateanticipation of future needs and positioning of the Procurement function.

  • Category Management : Lead thecategory strategy and insure global consistency in scope. Closely collaboratewith key stakeholders and procurement community (Group and Entity).
  • Define arelevant Sourcing strategy for the category to globalize and consolidate needs andnegotiations across entities. Organize a community of buyers in the category toshare good practices, identify synergies etc.

  • Key Vendor Management : Implement a KeyVendor Management approach on the category to maximize the value delivered bythe vendors.
  • Measure performance, identify risks, remediate potential issuesand escalate accordingly. Lead or participate in the reviews of key vendors togetherwith Key Vendor Program Manager.

  • Spend optimization : Support AXA’sstrategic plan in achieving expected savings. Carry out spend analytics on thecategory to identify efficiency opportunities aligned to Business needs.
  • Execute action plans to deliver the expected savings.

  • Purchase pooling : Continuouslyendeavor to identify needs for pooling across entities to maximize sourcingbenefits. Collect future project and business opportunities and assess synergypotential.
  • Demand Management : Workcollaboratively upstream with business stakeholders to challenge needs andprocesses to achieve sustainable savings.
  • Anticipate major evolution of needs,solutions, processes and models and advise or challenge the Business to expressneeds through value analysis methodology.

    Collaboratively draft sourcingstrategies and budgets with business teams


    The Senior Buyer will work in a global - yet decentralized andmulti-cultural work environment

    Technical andprofessional skills

  • Category knowledge
  • Sourcing expertise acrossgeographies
  • Strategic viewpoint
  • Leading end to end Sourcingexercises (analyses, negotiation, project management)
  • Highly commercial inapproach. Skilled negotiator
  • Strong data interrogationand analytical skills
  • Fair understanding of maincontractual areas (financials, operational and legal Intellectual property Rights,Liability)
  • Practical, hands onapproach to get results
  • English - Fluent inspeaking and writing - another European language is a plus
  • Soft skills

  • Relationship managementskills internal and external
  • Skilled communicator
  • High ethical standardsregarding the Procurement environment
  • Influence, convincingskills vis-a-vis peers and also more senior stakeholders
  • Change management, promoteand drive change
  • Deal with different stakeholdersat various seniority levels and various organizations / countries / cultures / professional families
  • Experience

  • Sourcing Category (>
  • 5years) or project manager

  • Solid experience of workingin an international and multicultural environment
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