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Group Procurement Category Lead

  • Kraków, małopolskie pokaż mapę
  • Kierownik
  • 09.10.2017

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    Group Procurement Category Lead

    Location: Kraków

    International Airlines Group is one of the world's largest airline groups with 459 aircraft flying to 248 destinations and carrying 77.3 million passengers each year. It is the third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the world, based on revenue. Formed in January 2011, IAG is the parent company of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. It is a Spanish registered company with shares traded on the London Stock Exchange and Spanish Stock Exchanges. The corporate head office for IAG is in London, UK.

    IAG Global Business Services (IAG GBS) is a brand new venture for International Airlines Group and its goal is to generate value for IAG through the creation of a new culture, modern working practices and delivering services better than market standards to its Operating Companies (eg BA, Iberia). We are bringing these services together into a central location to allow us to share best practice, generate efficiencies and create common group wide processes. We will partner with the business to ensure we offer services that meet their needs and requirements.


    In IAG GBS, every day is different. We are an integral part of a strong group of ultra-efficient airlines and associated companies including Aer Lingus, Avios, British Airways, IAG Cargo, Iberia, Iberia Express, Level and Vueling. We provide a plug and play platform of scalable, best in class procurement, finance and IT business services to the Group companies. Working together as a team, we contribute to the Group’s success.

    We offer unique career development opportunities in a truly international, business services environment.

    What makes this particular role unique is the opportunity to work across the Group Companies to ensure the delivery of effective, robust and compliant procurement that delivers the business plan while maximising the Group’s buying power.

    In this role you will:

    • Be responsible for developing and implementing a 3-5 year category plan for the given sub-category;
    • Be responsible for developing and implementing local and global sourcing strategies for all external spend related activity;
    • Manage stakeholder relationships in all Operating Companies, ensuring appropriately robust challenge while helping to deliver the operating companies’ business plans;
    • Manage supplier risk in order to protect the Operating Companies and the Group from financial, operational and reputational damage;
    • Provide commercial innovation to internal stakeholders through interaction with the supply base;
    • Work with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to resolve commercial and contractual disputes, particularly with those suppliers that have high complexity and/or high spend;
    • Support the Group’s Tier 1 (high strategic/high risk/high spend) projects;
    • Work with strategic suppliers to grow and develop supplier markets;
    • Ensure robust, effective and compliant supplier performance management through liaison with the Procurement Operations Centre and Operating Company stakeholders;
    • Work alongside business areas to identify, challenge and simplify specifications and processes across Operating Companies to ensure that group buying power is maximised;
    • Ensure all procurement activity is carried out in line with Group and Operating Company governance principles;
    • Develop effective working relationships with key interfaces across the Group and Operating Companies including line, Finance, legal and other stakeholders;
    • Take an active role in cross-departmental strategic and leadership activities.

    If you feel ready for a Group Procurement Category Lead job in a challenging, yet supportive, environment, please join us.

    Our key requirements are:
    • Degree educated and/or an ability to demonstrate a strong knowledge of working in an international procurement environment
    • Senior level experience of partnering with Senior Leaders and Executives in a fast-moving agile business environment
    • Senior level experience in Procurement gathered in a complex global organisation
    • Strong demonstrable commercial expertise including contract negotiation and dispute resolution.
    • Strong aptitude and knowledge across the full commodity life cycle and awareness of market trends and suppliers
    • Strong business and financial acumen with the ability to evaluate, analyse and solve problems
    • Excellent written and spoken English; a working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage

    We are looking for the best Procurement professionals who are ready to achieve great results together and advance their careers.


    Apply here now!