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Category Manager- Global Procurement

  • Location: Spain
  • Job type: Employment
  • Published on: 22nd November 2019

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About the area

Within the Investment & Cost Management area of BBVA (Finance), Global Procurement is an exciting area that serves as a catalyst and link to the entire ecosystem of partners and suppliers that the Bank requires for the development of its activity. Immersed in the challenge of improvement and transforming BBVA Group´s procurement model, we have decided to create a Global Procurement Hub to drive the globalization of the procurement activity, as well as develop new functions aimed at increasing internal control and improve the supplier risk assessment model.

In order to promote the globalization of procurement processes, the management of the global suppliers that BBVA Group works with, as well as define the strategy in the management of the different procurement categories, the Category Managers unit is created, which reports directly to the Global CPO.

In this context, we look for professionals to join the procurement team within the Category Manager area.

About the role

We are looking for people who join our team, which is configured under a flat structure, with direct report to the unit Director, being each member of the team, responsible for a specific category and global suppliers.

While the Category Managers team covers all procurement categories, the people join the team will have their focus in the field of IT categories. In particular, we are interested in add in our team people with a specific knowledge of the telecommunications markets, software and professional services of D&D and IT, understanding these in their most traditional approaches, as well as those derived from the new SaaS IaaS and PaaS contracting models.

 The selected person must be able to perform the following main functions:

Definition of the assigned category strategy:

  • Based on the historical information of the contracts made by the Bank, of the internal and market benchmarks, the analysis of peers and market references, of the strategic vision of the technical area in relation to these needs, as well as any other input, the person will be responsible for defining and establishing the strategic category management framework, which allows the development, structuring and implementation of an efficient model of global and/or coordinated procurement.

  • Once the strategic framework for the management of the category has been defined, the person will be responsible for ensuring its correct implementation by global and local Purchasing Execution teams. For this purpose the person must consider, if required, the definition and development of toolkits, such as sheet models, pricing models, best practice, contractual sourcing models, suppliers, etc.

  • The person will be responsible for establishing the monitoring, follow-up and feedback mechanisms necessary to ensure the implementation of continuous improvements on the strategies defined and implemented.

 Monitoring and monitoring of the assigned category:

  •  With the Management Control area, the person will be responsible for developing a category monitoring dashboard that allows having a constant monitoring of its activity, evolution, results, etc.

  • Developing a dashboard that gives an integrated vision of the BBVA Group''s relationship with the assigned suppliers under its perimeter.

  • Monitoring and analyzing these dashboards, which must become the main tools in order to integrate continuous improvement processes into their management model

Relationship with key internal clients:

  • Our customer centric work philosophy is materialized through a very close relationship with our internal customers, to generate the empathy that guarantees the contribution of value as a result of our work.

  • With the procurement team partners, the person will keep a continuous relationship with the main internal customers who are affected by the category(s) that are managed.

  • This relationship should allow the sharing of needs, visions and approaches, so that market approach strategies can be defined together.

  • The person must also become the catalyst and liaison with the entire ecosystem of partners and strategic suppliers that the area requires for the development of its activity.

 Relationship with purchasing execution areas:

  • Will be needed to keep a fluid and consistent relationship with the Purchasing Execution areas, both globally and locally, to have a constant 360-degree flow of information.

  • Follow up the implementation of the strategies defined for each category, obtaining constant feedback from the execution units, so that they can be adjusted and / or modified based on the results obtained.

  • The person must also ensure that as a result of management with strategic suppliers, it is able to generate inputs that provide tangible value in the execution of the negotiation processes.

  • In order to define the management strategy in each category, the person must identify the best practices in the execution of the contracts made by the different Purchasing Execution units.

Management of global transformation projects: the person will be responsible for identifying, leading and executing, hand in hand with the internal client, those projects that allow generating efficiencies to the Bank, or by a transformation in the management models and definition for a transformation in the hiring model, or both.

Our Company

We are BBVA, a global bank with more than 73 million customers and a footprint that extends across more than 30 countries. We work to help people make the best financial decisions and bring the age of opportunity to everyone. We are guided by our values: the customer comes first, we think big and we are one team.

Description

About the area

Within the Investment & Cost Management area of BBVA (Finance), Global Procurement is an exciting area that serves as a catalyst and link to the entire ecosystem of partners and suppliers that the Bank requires for the development of its activity. Immersed in the challenge of improvement and transforming BBVA Group´s procurement model, we have decided to create a Global Procurement Hub to drive the globalization of the procurement activity, as well as develop new functions aimed at increasing internal control and improve the supplier risk assessment model.

In order to promote the globalization of procurement processes, the management of the global suppliers that BBVA Group works with, as well as define the strategy in the management of the different procurement categories, the Category Managers unit is created, which reports directly to the Global CPO.

In this context, we look for professionals to join the procurement team within the Category Manager area.

About the role

We are looking for people who join our team, which is configured under a flat structure, with direct report to the unit Director, being each member of the team, responsible for a specific category and global suppliers.

While the Category Managers team covers all procurement categories, the people join the team will have their focus in the field of IT categories. In particular, we are interested in add in our team people with a specific knowledge of the telecommunications markets, software and professional services of D&D and IT, understanding these in their most traditional approaches, as well as those derived from the new SaaS IaaS and PaaS contracting models.

 The selected person must be able to perform the following main functions:

Definition of the assigned category strategy:

  • Based on the historical information of the contracts made by the Bank, of the internal and market benchmarks, the analysis of peers and market references, of the strategic vision of the technical area in relation to these needs, as well as any other input, the person will be responsible for defining and establishing the strategic category management framework, which allows the development, structuring and implementation of an efficient model of global and/or coordinated procurement.

  • Once the strategic framework for the management of the category has been defined, the person will be responsible for ensuring its correct implementation by global and local Purchasing Execution teams. For this purpose the person must consider, if required, the definition and development of toolkits, such as sheet models, pricing models, best practice, contractual sourcing models, suppliers, etc.

  • The person will be responsible for establishing the monitoring, follow-up and feedback mechanisms necessary to ensure the implementation of continuous improvements on the strategies defined and implemented.

 Monitoring and monitoring of the assigned category:

  •  With the Management Control area, the person will be responsible for developing a category monitoring dashboard that allows having a constant monitoring of its activity, evolution, results, etc.

  • Developing a dashboard that gives an integrated vision of the BBVA Group''s relationship with the assigned suppliers under its perimeter.

  • Monitoring and analyzing these dashboards, which must become the main tools in order to integrate continuous improvement processes into their management model

Relationship with key internal clients:

  • Our customer centric work philosophy is materialized through a very close relationship with our internal customers, to generate the empathy that guarantees the contribution of value as a result of our work.

  • With the procurement team partners, the person will keep a continuous relationship with the main internal customers who are affected by the category(s) that are managed.

  • This relationship should allow the sharing of needs, visions and approaches, so that market approach strategies can be defined together.

  • The person must also become the catalyst and liaison with the entire ecosystem of partners and strategic suppliers that the area requires for the development of its activity.

 Relationship with purchasing execution areas:

  • Will be needed to keep a fluid and consistent relationship with the Purchasing Execution areas, both globally and locally, to have a constant 360-degree flow of information.

  • Follow up the implementation of the strategies defined for each category, obtaining constant feedback from the execution units, so that they can be adjusted and / or modified based on the results obtained.

  • The person must also ensure that as a result of management with strategic suppliers, it is able to generate inputs that provide tangible value in the execution of the negotiation processes.

  • In order to define the management strategy in each category, the person must identify the best practices in the execution of the contracts made by the different Purchasing Execution units.

Management of global transformation projects: the person will be responsible for identifying, leading and executing, hand in hand with the internal client, those projects that allow generating efficiencies to the Bank, or by a transformation in the management models and definition for a transformation in the hiring model, or both.

Qualifications

  • BA in Engineering, Telecommunication, Economics, Business Administration, Mathematics, Statistics or a similar degree.

  • Master degree (MBA, MIB, EMBA or similar).

  • Recommended training in Purchasing and / or negotiation techniques.

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in the procurement department of a multinational company and at least 3 years with a similar role as the described.

  • High level of English (C1). Knowledge of other languages, especially Turkish, would be an advantage.

  • Experience in SAP/Ariba required.

  • High level of office tool management: Powerpoint, Word, advanced level in excel and databases.

  • Knowledge of markets, suppliers, products/services and prices of the procurement categories to be managed. Financial knowledge is highly valued.

  • Availability to travel internationally

 About you

 ¿What skills are required?

  • Leadership and influence

  • Excellent negotiation skills, impact and high level communication abilities.

  • Initiative, proactivity and a high  level of responsibility

  • Commitment to quality delivery

  • Business and client focus.

  • "Think out of the box".

  • Ability to work under pressure. Used to working on high-performance and high-productivity teams.

  • Strategic vision.

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