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IT Procurement Manager

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Digital Assortment

Job description

As an IT Procurement Manager you will be responsible for the end-to-end source-to-contract process of purchasing any IT or digital solutions. You will be a member of the IT Procurement & Vendor Management department. Together with the team, you will pursue an optimal relationship with Business Partners and other IT stakeholders, ensuring support and clear communication for the benefit of ERIKS and ERIKS Digital.

You’ll be working across technology, defining, and agreeing a supplier governance framework and an agreed relationship map between ERIKS Digital, Legal, Internal Audit, and our supplier organizations.

The IT Procurement Manager reports to the Head of IT Procurement & Vendor Management.

ERIKS Digital is responsible for delivering new innovative digital solutions as well as for creating and efficient way of procuring technological solutions across the organization of ERIKS.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the procurement including the negotiations in order to agree upon the best market price.
  • Engage in professional development, ensure up-to-date market knowledge and benchmarking by making company visits, conferences and attending courses, to maintain continual growth in professional skills and knowledge essential to the position.
  • Advice on the IT strategy and ensure alignment with the sourcing strategy and provide expertise on recent market trends and analysis.
  • Work closely with IT stakeholders and business owners to identify requirements, plan, execute and optimize the technology life cycle in support of the organization’s overall strategic objectives.
  • Assessment of the digital demand, identification of potential suppliers, and assessment of suppliers commercial viability.
  • Set up, implement and maintain an operational, tactical and strategic relationship and Governance Model with suppliers.
  • Maintain a domain Sourcing strategy and Strategic Procurement Roadmap that support ERIKS strategy, business objectives and supporting operations.
  • Facilitate stakeholders on make or buy decisions based on T.C.O. (Total Cost of Ownership) in alignment with the (sourcing) strategy.
  • With knowledge and understanding of the specific business and strategy of ERIKS and ERIKS Digital, translate this into priorities and consequences for the Strategy (Sourcing and Procurement).
  • Assist IT subject matter experts with IT vendor segmentation and selection criteria, procedures following best practice tools.
  • Combine a long-term vision with the ability to distinguish primary and secondary issues.
  • Embed the process within the organization in accordance with regulations and practical common-sense.

Job requirements

As a IT Procurement Manager we believe the right candidate meets the following criteria:

  • Previous experience of 5 years+ in IT procurement and sourcing with the best practice methods and techniques and frameworks;
  • Ability to maintain perspective and confidence in face of difficult contract negotiations, tight deadlines and overall expectations;
  • Good interlocutor, skilled negotiator and relationship manager with a high level of organizational sensitivity;
  • Strong business and financial acumen - including proven experience in structuring deals, drafting legal agreements, risk mitigation and skilled negotiations;
  • Up to date market knowledge and knowing what the market trends are and what and how ERIKS can use it to their advantage;
  • Ability to guide proposals in a structured and beneficial way in order to help management in decision making;
  • Spirited team player with the ability to work as a positive role model and catalyst for change;
  • Very good communication skills (including English speaking and writing).

About ERIKS Digital

We are ERIKS Digital. The global IT, technology, and data hub of ERIKS, a multinational industrial service provider with a strong presence in Europe and APAC. We’re a diverse and international team of smart, curious, hard-working colleagues who are energized to deliver our mission to become the world’s most digitally advanced specialized industrial service provider. Making not just ERIKS, but our entire industry more efficient, effective, and sustainable.

Every day, we work to digitally transform ERIKS; executing digital initiatives such as improving how all colleagues at ERIKS work with data, providing innovative digital solutions for our customers, and integrating digitally with all our trading partners: All while ensuring we improve the day-to-day operations of the thousands of our colleagues across ERIKS, that enable us to serve our customers.

Our strong team culture is fostered by an environment where you are encouraged to develop yourself, grow and with colleagues across ERIKS Digital and the rest of ERIKS.

Do you have any questions or want to know more about this position or ERKIS Digital? Just call or app our recruiter Larren van Meeteren at +31-(0)6 2759 7914.

ERIKS Digital is an equal opportunity employer and strives for equal treatment for all genders. Eriks Digital adheres to ethical recruiting methods ensuring that we do not discriminate against any candidate because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation. This is a fundamental part of our values and beliefs, and we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can reach their potential.


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