Global Lead Buyer Industrial Equipment & Indirect Services H/F

The Industrial Equipment & Indirect Services Global Lead Buyer reports to the Industrial Equipment & Indirect Services Global Category Manager and acts as a key member of the Global Procurement team to achieve OVHcloud procurement transformation and contribution to the group profitability improvement. 

The role includes the sourcing and management of Industrial Equipment & Indirect products and services procurement in accordance with the Group sourcing strategy and initiatives.

The Total OVHcloud annual spend for this category is around 20 M€.

The Global Lead Buyer proposes enhancements to existing agreements as well as proposes and delivers innovative and consolidated sourcing strategies and practices in conjunction with the group and local stakeholders with the goals of enabling group wide synergies, rationalizing supply base and providing costs, productivity and quality breakthrough.

Articulates and delivers Supplier Relationship Management together with operational teams for all major suppliers and partners.




·         Business partner for OVHcloud Business Units (BUs) activities to ensure that the performance meets the organizations expectations. Identify, develop, and maintain working relationships with key business stakeholders that will enable open communication to discuss and elaborate concrete action plans.


·         Evaluation of Industrial Equipment & Indirect Services practices to determine if current vendors and processes are optimized and delivering the required results.


·         Review of the Group related activities to determine best approach for rationalization and consolidation.


·         Management responsibility for Global Suppliers to ensure that all initiatives and programs are implemented.


·         Responsibility for the internal budget cycle, external spend budgets and other financial issues related to the category.  Takes a Total Cost of Ownership view of strategic decision and value capture.


·         Performs quarterly reviews with key strategic suppliers when appropriate to monitor supplier performance and compliance to policy.


·         Works with the BU CFOs to analyze sourcing opportunities within the Bus countries and to deploy such initiatives.


·         Negotiates and maintains all Industrial Equipment & Indirect Services related contracts in alignment with the Group related strategies.


·         Elaborates with its team and stakeholders the appropriate sourcing strategies for each subcategories procurement, defines the vendor management policies in order to secure savings, technical differentiation and quality


·         Participates in business industry forums to maintain a solid understanding of industry direction and best practices.


·         Contributes to the Development and implementation of the Industrial Equipments & Indirects Services global strategy and build procurement strategies for the portfolio.


·         Proactively improves OVHcloud expenses through both demand management and staff compliance with the approved strategy and policies.


·         Acts as a Single Point of Contact of all new initiatives for BUs related to Industry.


·         Entertains constructive and mature relationships (Supplier Relationship Management) with strategic vendors and ecosystem.


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Key Areas of Skills & Experience:


·         Master's degree in engineering or business administration.


·         5 to 10 years global procurement experience.


·       Specific experience in international multi-sites Industry, industrial supplies, maintenance, repair and operations, building work, facility management, and indirect services (& if possible, insurance)


·         Experience of strategic sourcing and proven ability to work in a logical and thorough way.


·         A track record of achieving cost savings and improvements in customer service.


·         Be aware of new and innovative approaches in industry and indirect management, where appropriate, make recommendations on new initiatives and concepts.


·         A successful track record in consolidation of procurement initiatives across geographies.


·         An excellent negotiator, who works with and develops suppliers to meet customer requirements. Specific knowhow of industry, maintenance pricing  and legal practices will be appreciated.


·         Experience of both product and services buying together with a strong emphasis on risk management through negotiation of the appropriate contract terms and conditions. High Expertise on Facility and maintenance contracts management


·         Very good proficiency in Excel to build Punch out catalogues with Suppliers linked to SAP.


·         French & English compulsory, good German proficiency appreciated



Personal Qualities:


·         Excellent communication, interpersonal and networking skills.


·         Ability to negotiate on both an intellectual and relationship basis. Positive outcome driven.


·         Highly self-motivated towards achieving cost savings and corporate goals (i.e. commercially minded).


·         A strong leader, but also a team player with the ability to act on own initiative and work well under pressure.


·         Ability to work with the minimum supervision while feeding back proactively all key issues and sharing information with peers.


·         Not a risk taker but must be innovative and always striving to improve performance. 


·         Not a loner; rather, someone who positively enjoys working with others and in a team environment where each member actively seeks to contribute positively even in areas outside their particular remit. 


·         Must have the courage of their convictions and be prepared to educate customers.   Must have excellent inter-personal skills to enable them to “sell their ideas “ to key business stakeholders.


·         Evolutive profile beyond the current role.


Position opened in France in an OVHcloud office : Roubaix, Bordeaux, Nantes, Lyon, Paris, Rennes, Toulouse

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