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Senior Indirect Procurement Specialist

Supply Chain
1900411 Requisition #
Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources. 
Start at Ganz Meter Company Ltd., a Hungarian subsidiary of Itron Inc. in Gödöllő. We are looking for an 
Senior Indirect Procurement Specialist 
Join our expanding team in the EMEA and contribute in shaping our processes! Reporting to one of our Global Commodity Managers, you will support Facility Management, Logistics & Warehousing, Manufacturing equipment, MRO/industrial supplies and manufacturing services, work with hundreds of our vendors and participate in finding new ways to do our job more effectively 
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • lead the complete vendor management cycle including RFQ, supplier selection, contract review, price negotiation and account management 
  • partner closely with key stakeholders across Europe in order to gain a strong understanding of their needs, provide better solutions and develop sourcing strategies to meet internal initiatives 
  • analyze, prepare and present external marketplace metrics of the latest category dynamics, trends, benchmarks and best practices 
  • conduct supplier selection and negotiations to deliver contractual agreements with preferred suppliers in accordance with defined strategy 
  • drive continuous improvement within the supplier base

Preferred Skills & Experience: 
  • 5-8 years experience in indirect procurement, preferably supporting Facility Management, Logistics & Warehousing, Manufacturing categories 
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills in Hungarian, German and English – French would be advantageous 
  • proven track record in the complete procurement and vendor management cycle/processes 
  • strong procurement background in medium or large size companies 
  • Bachelor's degree in related field – MS or MBA in related field would be a plus 
What do we offer: 
  • opportunity to create a more resourceful world by working on 21st century's biggest challenges: water, energy and gas 
  • strong culture promoting flexibility and work-life balance 
  • dynamic position  
  • being part of a newly formed and growing team with open mindset for ideas and changes   
Please note that the role requires some travelling within Europe  approximately quarterly once. 
If you require any further information, please contact our colleague at eszter.malinko@itron.com  

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