Head of MEU Transportation Procurement (German speaker)
Luxembourg, LU
vor 2 Tg.

Transportation Procurement at Amazon Europe is all about creating and adding value through great category management, leadership, sourcing activities and supplier management.

Our team looks after suppliers across a full range of transportation sub-categories - including postal services, express deliveries and 3PL (FTL, LTL, Groupage).

This is an exciting time to join as we have new team members, a refined strategy, functional development plan and some big opportunities to make a significant contribution to the success of our business.

Purpose of Job

  • Lead by example as a key driver of change thinking and project execution, working closely with stakeholders to secure value and advantage for Amazon Europe together with our key suppliers.
  • Build and lead the procurement team for the Postal / national Carriers; develop the department as part of the Transportation Procurement leadership team.
  • Develop an aligned strategy including initiatives to establish new and innovative services, drive performance and speed improvements and secure capacity for growth.
  • Engage stakeholders to ensure the supply base meets Amazon’s business needs in all areas and is prepared for future requirements.

  • Establish Carrier Performance Management, define evaluations and classifications, drive towards long-term strategic partnerships with high performing Carriers
  • Identify and implement significant bottom-line cost savings.
  • Drive for industry leading, innovative new services as well as improvements on speed and reliability / robustness of the delivery network.
  • Make sure the Group scale is leveraged, aggregating all volumes across functions / business units, rationalising the supply base, moving to more standard specifications across the addressable spend.
  • Nature & Scope of the Job

  • Define the carrier strategy well aligned with all relevant business stakeholders
  • Set ambitious targets to secure (cost savings, cash flow improvements, capacity security, service performance and quality) to secure Amazon's success.
  • Develop and implement strategies and tactics to achieve the targets throughout the carrier portfolio, deliver the results.
  • Establish credibility among the various stakeholder communities
  • Lead the development and adoption of key processes and ways of working for the procurement function.
  • You have experience in managing high volume procurement and a track record of achieving results in oligopolistic markets, building long term strategic partnerships, where appropriate
  • Broad experience in fact-based negotiations, incl. target costing, clean-sheet cost modelling, negotiation game planning / structured negotiations.
  • Track record of delivering sustainable and consistent cost saving projects.
  • Experience of managing large, complex cross-functional change projects.
  • Flexibility in influencing skills / styles at all levels of the business.
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic change in a procurement management role.
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Experience of people management with a proven track record for people development. Must have demonstrable leadership capability in particular leading through teams.
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of engaging key stakeholders in procurement strategy development and implementation.
  • Proven track record of extracting innovation from the supply base and implementation thereof in the organization.
  • Fluency in German
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