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Procurement Category Manager

  • Remote - Czechia
  • Finance
  • Full Time
  • Added


We are searching for a tenacious, analytical and strategic Procurement Category Manager to join our team. You will be responsible for optimizing costs and helping to run the category spend related to tech procurement. You will ensure Groupon selects and manages cost effective and innovative suppliers who support our efforts to redefine local commerce. This role will support the Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Manager( Martin Hanc ) to perform financial analysis, client partner management, supplier performance management, and  continuous cost and performance improvement activities.

At Groupon, we're in the midst of a transformative journey, and we're looking for a Procurement Category Manager to help us shape our future and ensure our long-term success . This is your chance to make a real impact and be a part of something bigger!

You’ll spend time on the following:

  • Work with financial data to determine total cost of ownership to inform various business decisions

  • Conduct research and discover how market conditions could holistically affect the organization

  • Project manage procurement led initiatives; take notes and follow up on meeting action items

  • Perform interviews and co-facilitate supplier and business partner meetings

  • Analyze market, customer requirements, pricing, category etc. to recommend appropriate business strategy

  • Combine analysis from financial and human resources data sources to request supplier quotes and to develop RFPs that yield continuous cost improvements

  • Communicate to leaders, customers and project teams on progress, barriers, results, and new opportunities

  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, ethical practices and adherence to relevant laws and regulations

  • Work with Legal and Information Security to minimize vendor risks across financial, operational, and regulatory topics

  • Develop metrics and critical metrics to measure vendor performance

  • Maintain vendor scorecards and dashboards to aid with company-wide vendor management efforts

We’re excited about you if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Management, Supply Chain Management or related discipline required; advanced degree preferred

  • Proven experience in procurement or a related role with ownership

  • You have an advanced understanding of vendor management, commercial finance and accounting

  • You’re familiar with engineering, data center, e-commerce technology and SaaS providers

  • Proficiency in vendor and internal stakeholder negotiation is required

  • You’re a critical thinker regarding business challenges while simultaneously absorbing new knowledge and information

  • You have contagious energy and a passion for results and love getting into the details

  • You thrive in a dynamic startup environment and can navigate the ambiguities that come with it

What we are looking for in you:

  • Startup mindset  - emphasis on simplification, focus on completed tasks, and progress in short intervals, finding solutions, and quickly adapting to changing conditions.

  • Teamwork  - we work in harmony, step by step, and move forward together, helping each other, and knowing that success will be collective.

  • Learning  - you must be able to adapt to project changes quickly, communicate with different types of people, learn from mistakes, and come up with ideas.

  • Dedication and drive  - we are looking for those who enjoy their work, are eager to learn, and are not afraid to take on big projects and have an extreme impact.

  • Working with numbers  - focusing on results, the ability to evaluate your work and set smaller goals, using Excel and other tools is something that will help you in our environment.

  • English  - most of the communication is in English, both in writing and orally.

  • Primarily, we seek the same  mindset  enthusiasm  ambition  , and shared values rather than extensive experience.

How does the selection process work?

  • Get in touch with us about the job posting, and ideally, alongside your CV/LinkedIn, send a cover letter summarizing why the role interests you and where you are heading.

  • Then, we will have a 15-30 minute call, and if we understand each other, you will receive an assignment to complete at home.

  • After the assignment, there will be an interview wth manager and then an offer.

We are seeking someone based in the Czech Republic, where the rest of the procurement team is also located. We look forward to it!

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