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Looking for a Purchasing Manager (Frankfurt)

Key Responsibilities:
Principle Accountabilities
 Maintain an excellent knowledge of approved supply base by spend
category and by geography
 Work with Strategic Sourcing to identify and on-board new suppliers and to
deactivate redundant suppliers
 Select the most appropriate sourcing method [e.g. e-Auction/RFQ]
 Create and issue RFQ to suppliers based on a selected shortlist influenced by
capability and suitability
 Issue RFQ via most appropriate method / system (incl. IQ, Curtis Fitch)
 Deal with vendor queries and validated returned quotation material
 Run e-Auction event(s)
 Negotiate with vendors to obtain best outcome for Communisis, considering
total cost of ownership rather than only by price
 Consider the best outcome for Communisis based on the client commercial
model that will prevail for the job
 Select vendor and agree Critical Path Schedule with them
 Ensure BPC team place order with supplier
 Monitor supplier performance (incl. through any prototyping), locally and in
aggregate, so that this can be taken in to consideration in future buying
 Be ready to get involved with any commercial disputes that might arise
between Communisis and the vendor.

Person Specification
 Commercially minded with a track record of delivering strong results
 Experience of sourcing and negotiating with suppliers
 Understanding of modern sourcing tools and techniques
 Excellent knowledge of marketing communications portfolio
 Proven experience of managing or working successfully with multiple
stakeholder groups and/or locations
 Naturally inquisitive, and challenging – looking at new or better ways of
delivering excellent results
 Strong team working ethos, knowledge sharing and stakeholder
 Strong influencing skills, through both written and verbal mediums
 Able to understand business priorities and client needs to develop
appropriate sourcing plans and outcomes
 Able to consider a wide range of factors in decision making

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