Senior IT Procurement Analyst (Software) (m/f)

Amadeus Data Processing GmbH Senior IT Procurement Analyst (Software) (m/f) Amadeus is shaping the future of travel, and we want you to help. As a technology leader we are always innovating to solve some of the challenges facing the travel industry. We let you take the lead when it comes to your progression, with a wide range of new and exciting projects you can be a part of. We are highly committed to promote a corporate culture that values differences and welcomes people from any background. We reject categorically and wholeheartedly any discrimination on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic group, sexual orientation, age, disability or belief. Equality, diversity and environmental sustainability are key to our culture. The travel and technology industries are evolving by the minute and the future is more exciting than ever. Join us, and be a part of it. Summary Overview of Responsibilities: The Senior IT Procurement Analyst shall be able to take over in a self-started manner complex / sensitive procurement projects based on his several years of professional IT procurement expertise with proven track records covering all relevant IT topics. General tasks are: Development of procurement strategies in line with corporate objectives Work with IT departments on analysis, supplier assessments etc. Negotiations with suppliers and joint negotiations together with IT departments Analyse costs, identify opportunities, clarify business contracts, manage synergies across IT portfolio. Provision of market analysis, business cases, financial analysis etc. Governance and continuous process improvement of procurement processes In detail he or she shall be able to: Set the strategic direction for the development of the Amadeus Software Purchasing category Speak with “one voice? to consistently on a global and regional level Maintain deep Software category expertise through understanding and application of industry developments, marketplace trends, emerging technology, new techniques, leading practices, and shared experiences Review global Software category spend to identify and implement improvements, savings and demand management opportunities Manage key global vendor relationships, including addressing driving savings through innovation and overall performance measurement Lead global sourcing events, including development of project work plan, category profile, category strategy, minimum requirements and evaluation criteria, solicitation documents, vendor negotiations, award recommendations, agreement implementation plans, and savings measurement Manage the execution and administration of global contracts, including initiating contract amendments, renewals, and terminations Develop and maintain relationships with functional business areas, global and regional level purchasing teams for purposes of gathering, analysing and conveying information to support category management and sourcing efforts Ensure category cards are developed and maintained on the Buyer Portal to help users identify and effectively use available contracts or preferred buying channels Contributes to development and maintenance of content on Buyer Portal Manages and facilitates the constructive resolution of issues and disputes A minimum of 5 years' professional IT procurement experience and portfolio/vendor management experience is required. A must-have are sound experience with license models of e.g. ORACLE, MongoDB, Couchbase, Red Hat, VMware, IBM, Microsoft, BMC and others. Experience on e-sourcing tools (e.g. like Ariba or Coupa) in the context of Software purchasing would be a plus. A CERTIFIED SOFTWARE ASSET MANAGER or another Software Asset Management certification is a plus. Other required skills Good knowledge in national and international contract law Experience in cost analysis and decision making Analytical thinking, problem solving skills, self-started, strong communicator Strong personality with consulting skills A hands-on, goal-oriented, experienced negotiator Sensitive in dealing with people and complex situations Experience in multinational environment German and English negotiation and contract proficiency Amadeus does not accept agency resumes. Amadeus is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. At Amadeus, we welcome a diverse and inclusive environment based on equality of opportunity, fairness, respect, and dignity for all our employees. We firmly believe that differences based on gender, race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities are strong assets in today's complex, global, and interconnected world. Interested? Then please apply on our homepage Amadeus Careers
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