May 22, 2020

Procurement Excellence Manager IM&S (Flexible Loca

  • Givaudan
  • Vernier, CH, 1214

Job Description

About the Role (Flexible location in Europe)


Multiple location: Vernier (Switzerland), Zurich (Switzerland), Amsterdam (Netherlands)  As a Procurement Excellence Manager Indirect Materials & Services (IM&S), reporting directly to the Head of Global Procurement IM&S at Givaudan, you will focus on optimizing and simplifying IM&S procurement processes and systems in close collaboration with the Global Solution Owner and IM&T. You will also support the procurement leadership in building Functional Capabilities, such as onboarding, templates, and functional training. You Will: Procurement Capabilities


  • Own and implement Functional Onboarding process for Procurement
  • Build functional Training & Development Program for Procurement community based on defined capabilities in close collaboration with HR (e.g. first priority negotiation training)
  • Develop and implement standard templates within procurement (e.g. strategic sourcing, negotiation strategy) and drive harmonization between Raw Materials and IM&S where applicable.

 IM&S Procurement Processes 

  • Carry out full process review of IM&S processes and develop proposals for optimization towards simplicity under the guidance of the GSO, Head of Global IM&S and main stakeholders
  • Continuously identify and implement process improvements focused on IM&S STC in collaboration with GSE’s and GSO, based in the Givaudan Business Solutions Centers (GBS). This includes
  • driving identified IM&S audit actions.
  • Represent IM&S procurement function for process improvements related to P2P Processes (e.g.with GSO/GSE) and ensure alignment within IM&S procurement for proposed changes.
  • Drive one global process wherever applicable within the IM&S procurement organization under the leadership of Head of Procurement Global IM&S and in close collaboration with the GSO being the process owner
  • Drive change management within (e.g. IM&S organization) and outside of procurement for the process (e.g. stakeholders) in close collaboration with GBS and Global and Regional Heads of Procurement IM&S.
  • Liaison with GBS – close collaboration with GSO/GSE network

 IM&S Procurement Systems 

  • Represent Procurement (STC) in system-related IM&S projects
  • Close collaboration with IM&T BP

 You Have: 

  • University degree required / Business Administration and others
  • 7+ years’ experience in Procurement and/or shared service environment related to Procurement
  • Process and Systems Experience
  • Change management and implementation experience
  • Fluency in English and any additional language is a plus
  • Good understanding of business needs and strong stakeholder management abilities
  • Cultural awareness and are adaptable to fast-changing business requirements
  • Continuous improvement mindset and ability to Challenge the current state.

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