Polonia, WarsawPolonia, Warsaw

Publicis Groupe

Data di pubblicazione 25.03.2024

Procurement Sourcing Specialist with Italian

Company Description

Publicis Groupe is one of the world's largest advertising agency holding companies and a global marketing, communications, and digital transformation leader. We utilise the Power of One operating model to integrate and develop competencies to increase business value for existing and future clients.

Publicis Re:Sources is Groupe's Shared Services Platform, a centralised function supporting 63 markets and servicing a network of prestigious agencies across the globe. We have grown to 5,000+ professionals operating 40 shared service centres (SSCs).

We provide technology solutions and business services, including finance, accounting, information technology, global security, legal, payroll and benefits, procurement, tax, real estate, treasury, and risk management, to help Publicis Groupe agencies do what they do best: create and innovate for their clients.

The Publicis Groupe Procurement team is a board-mandated function providing holistic procurement business solutions to the companies within the Publicis Groupe.

The department's motto is to Protect, Enrich, Challenge, and Reduce Publicis Groupe's spend via best-in-class procurement processes and negotiations.

Job Description


The Sourcing Associate for Italy is responsible for sourcing and procuring services and materials, negotiating contracts, managing supplier relationships, and identifying cost-saving opportunities. In addition, you will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure that procurement strategies align with business goals and objectives.

The ideal candidate for this position should have a strong background in procurement, excellent project management skills, and a proven track record of delivering results.

Key responsibilities:
  • Manage discovery and preparation of RFP/RFI/RFQ as required using the approved Procurement toolkit documentation and processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and identify cost-saving opportunities
  • Conduct market research and supplier assessments to identify potential suppliers and evaluate their capabilities
  • Support the implementation of procurement strategies that optimise the cost, quality, and delivery of goods and services
  • Manage procurement process for goods and services, including vendor selection, price negotiation, and contract management to achieve the best value for the organisation.
  • Identify, evaluate, and select suppliers based on quality, price, delivery, and reliability to ensure the best value for the organisation.
  • Monitor & Manage supplier relationships and supplier performance and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Monitor market trends and potential research suppliers to identify cost-saving opportunities.
  • Monitor spending trends, identify potential new sourcing initiatives and avenues for supplier consolidation or rationalisation, analyse options, and provide recommendations for initiatives to be included in the business plan.
  • Assist in developing and implementing procurement strategies to support business goals and objectives.
  • Liaise with the Vendor Management team to ensure continuity of supply/service and risk management of strategic contracts, ensuring that the delivery matches the objectives and deliverables in the contract schedules.

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as business administration, CIPS or supply chain management, finance, or a related discipline.
  • Must have a minimum of two years of experience and a demonstrated ability to manage strategic sourcing and supplier management
  • Having experience in handling contracts in IT, Professional Services, Travel or Production (Media) is considered an advantage.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and relationship-building skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and contract management skills
  • Sound financial analytical skills and a good understanding of contract law
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with proven ability to analyse data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Awareness of regulation and legislation on the markets involved.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team/hybrid environment.
  • A proven team player with impeccable attention to detail and the ability to prioritise deliverables aligned with organisational strategy.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and tools, as well as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Completely literate in English and Italian

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