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Zurich, CH

Procurement Manager

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FIFA’s key mission is to truly globalise, popularise and democratise football for the benefit of the entire world. We govern the game, organise competitions and promote the development of football. Fair play, team spirit and diversity are core to our game, as is excellence, working hard and having fun. We are a modern, diverse, multicultural organisation with over 800 passionate employees who are Living Football, and love what they do. Our headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland.

To support our HR & Services division, FIFA is looking to recruit an open minded person with a can-do attitude as a Procurement Manager.

Your duties

  • Developing and leading the sourcing strategies together with cross-functional teams across the organization
  • Negotiating purchase contracts ensuring best terms and conditions
  • Analyzing categories of spend to determine opportunities for cost optimization
  • Capable of analyzing independently a market, actively searching for alternative sources and solutions of supply
  • Determining best-in-class processes in order to drive cost and service improvements
  • Monitoring performance and service levels of Suppliers
  • Executing of internal and external benchmark within allocated categories.

Our requirements

  • Tertiary education in procurement, business administration and/or extensive experience in Procurement; further education an advantage
  • Fluency in English and German  any other language skills will be considered as a plus
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to conduct operational procurement activities: procurement demand collection, bidding, tender analysis, negotiation, contract management and prepare procurement report
  • Able to analyze complex data and prepare consolidated managerial reports as needed
  • Record of very strong negotiation, communication and project management skills
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Strong strategic thinking, financial and analytical skills
  • Experience in project management and dealing with international suppliers

 

FIFA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to gender, race, age, skin colour, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, background, physical or mental disability, or on any other grounds.

 

You can expect a highly motivated and helpful team working in a dynamic multicultural environment. If you have the necessary qualifications and are keen to work for an international organization, please click “apply here” and submit your application in English (motivation letter, CV, diplomas and reference letters). If you have any questions, please contact our Head of Procurement Lukas Wyder (lukas.wyder@fifa.org). Only direct applications via our applicant tracking system will be considered (no agencies or applications via email/post please).

Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA-Strasse 20, 8044 Zurich