Analyst, Vendor Management and Procurement Support
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  • Analyst, Vendor Management and Procurement Support

    Luxembourg - Betzdorf

    You will be responsible for vendor creation and maintenance for all SES global vendors in compliance with SES policies and are a proficient user of all used SES vendor management and procure tools and systems : VMS, SAP, Ariba, others.

    He / she trains stakeholders on vendor creation and maintenance as well as procure-to-pay processes as necessary. You will respond to the requests raised in Vendor Management and Procurement (VMP) inbox or Service Now portal by internal or external stakeholders such as but not limited to vendor creation and maintenance, Procure-

    to-Pay process related within SAP, Vendor Management System (VMS), Ariba, plus acting as a control tower for topics received in the VMP inbox that need to be managed by other VMP team members, internal customers or external parties (vendors etc.).

    Your responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a full understanding of the SAP, VMS, Ariba vendor creation and maintenance transactions and processes, providing support, documentation and training as needed to the VMP team, internal customers, as well as external interested parties
  • Manage issues, resolutions and collect input for SAP / VMS / Ariba tools with regards to vendor creation and maintenance as well as operational procurement process enhancements
  • Act as primary interface between the VMP team, internal stakeholders in the vendor creation and maintenance processes.
  • Key stakeholders include other VMP team members, key budget holders, super-users , Accounts Payable, Tax, Controlling, Business Application Delivery team

  • Support internal and external stakeholders with regards to how SAP / VMS / Ariba system set-up works in order to fully raise a purchase requisition / purchase order, create a vendor, ensure acknowledgement of the purchase order by the vendor, and maintain the purchase order in the system when needed
  • Provide necessary training regarding vendor creation and maintenance as well as procure-to-pay processes to all internal and / or external interested parties (stakeholders, vendors), when required
  • Manage testing of vendor creation and maintenance and operational procurement processes in the context of system upgrades and system changes, as needed, in coordination with other SES team members
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to solve complex ad-hoc issues, e.g. relating to vendor management and operational procurement process
  • Ensure operational compliance in line with SES Internal Audit and GRC requirements (responsible for all vendor creation and maintenance for all vendors in scope)
  • Manage SES Vendor Management System (VMS), Ariba related developments / enhancements and related processes, e.g. timely vendor creation, data integrity and approval, in coordination with other SES team members and external parties
  • Produce recurring and one-time vendor creation and maintenance reports in a timely and accurate manner with the highest level of automation.
  • Analyse the output in terms of variances and trends and share insights with VMP team. Support team in the follow-up of the action items derived from the reports.

  • Support ad-hoc VMP projects when required, e.g. stream-lead in Vendor Creation and Maintenance roll-outs
  • Responsible for on time and qualitative response and support to requesters on topics in VMP Inbox, addressing and resolving issues with relevant parties within VMP, SES business or external parties (vendors, other public or private institutions)
  • Ensure compliance with VMP / procurement policies and best practices for all vendors’ creation and maintenance as well as operational procurement process
  • Support other Vendor Management and Procurement activities, as needed (e.g. follow up and close outstanding POs, identify and eliminate duplicated vendors, etc.)
  • Your competencies

  • Good understanding of the key principles and processes of the Vendor Management & Procurement activities
  • Understands current practices, while suggesting and making appropriate improvements
  • Ability to manage and plan own work as well as allocated tasks and projects
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills to interact with vendors and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively with the team and all business partners towards achieving common goals
  • Ability to manage pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to seek / listen to feedback from stakeholders and address them appropriately
  • Select, interpret and communicates information, tailoring it to the audience, using understanding of the other parties to influence and negotiate
  • Consider a range of possible options within the overall organisational policy to determine what the right solution should be
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Procurement, Supply Chain, IT, Engineering, HR, Law, Finance, Business Management
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar position
  • Good working knowledge of an ERP system (SAP) as well as front-end tools that interact with SAP (e.g. Vendor Management System portal, Ariba, Concur, etc.)
  • Proven work experience in an international / multicultural environment
  • Fluency in English (oral and written), other languages being an asset
  • We offer you

  • A diverse workplace. For SES, diversity is more than a question of gender or race; we welcome different minds and different skills.
  • An exciting job opportunity in a fast moving and fascinating industry. Our technology is launching into space on the next generation of rockets.
  • Opportunities to further grow and develop in a global and growing company; we believe life-long learning is key to bring the best of SES worldwide.
  • A competitive compensation package linked to your performance and further completed with attractive benefits.
  • SES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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