[Vacancy] Outbrain is looking for a Procurement Manager
19-11-2021 13:45:00 | Door: Pie Kamau | hits: 1609 | Tags:

Outbrain is directly looking for a: 

Procurement Manager

Amsterdam | Brussels | Ljubljana - Zemanta | London | Madrid | Milan | Munich

Outbrain is the world’s leading discovery and native advertising feed for the open web. A third of the world’s Internet-connected population explore and discover information through our feed technology, which is trusted by emerging to established brands and integrated into thousands of media companies’ tech stacks to manage and monetise their publishing operations. Outbrain operates in 55 countries and is headquartered in New York City with offices in 18 cities worldwide. You've probably seen us before and didn't know it was Outbrain. In fact, we bet you've clicked on one of our links. 'Cause they're pretty good.

The procurement team manages non-publisher third party vendors on behalf of the company, working closely with global business stakeholders, Legal, Finance and leadership to create value. 

Job description: 

  • Role reports to the Head of Procurement 
  • This role will lead non-IT categories and develop stakeholder relationships and purchasing strategies. Category ownership may include, based on experience: 
    • Marketing
    • HR
    • Professional Services
    • Facilities
    • Travel
    • Meetings & Events 
  • This role will own all vendor agreements and purchasing procedures for their designated spend area
  • This role will interface with key business partners and management in Marketing, HR, Finance and Legal


Key Responsibilities Include: 

  • Guide the company throughout the Procure to Pay process including Sourcing, Contracting, Opening Purchase Requests, and matching Payments
    •  Troubleshoot Procure to Pay issues on a daily basis, working closely with Legal, Accounting, FP&A, Treasury and AP
  • Develop on-going category strategy for non-IT (Marketing, HR, etc.) categories
    • Maintain spend category profile 
    • Foster stakeholder relationships and develop pipeline
    • Proactively understand business partner vendor needs, work together to build constant improvement processes, measure SLA’s and improve customer experience
  • Support all ad-hoc contracting requests, manage renewals, and monitor contracting needs
    • Review and redline contracts for financial and commercial risks
    • Fully understand commercial agreements, including impact of commercial terms and required escalation points to Privacy, Security and Legal 
    • Accurately identify best contract templates to use in each situation
    • Quickly process high volume of quick-turn marketing agreements, balancing fast service on simple agreements with escalation of large risks
    • Negotiate commercial and payment terms
    • Streamline inefficient contracting issues; identify vendor MSA and consolidation opportunities 
  • Conduct and own individual sourcing projects from beginning to end including: 
    • Create baselines from diverse and incomplete data sets
    • Work with stakeholders in the business function, Finance, Legal and other areas to gather category information
    • Create project teams and project management documents
    • Opportunity assessments and benchmark analysis
    • Determine sourcing strategy including RFP, RFI, multi-supplier quote, incumbent negotiations
    • Create and manage the Go-To-Market strategy including advising stakeholders on competitive sourcing vs. incumbent negotiations
    • Analyze sourcing results including scenario analysis
    • Define and report savings to Finance and management
  • Contribute to a global team including: 
    • Contribute to standardized savings reporting and management reports
    • Participate in global process building for a new and growing department 
    • Help build and align to global sourcing and purchasing standards


Winning factors - what we are looking for?

  • 3-5 Years in a relevant Procurement, Strategic Sourcing or Purchasing role
  • Fluent in English, with ability to balance global and local requirements 
  • Contracting experience with standard legal templates, redlining protocol, understanding all aspects of business agreements
  • Non-IT Category experience, particularly Marketing agreements including sponsorships, events, media buys, and subscriptions 
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Written, oral and interpersonal communication skills; ability to create an environment of teamwork across stakeholder groups
  • Data modeling and data analytics 
  • Excel proficient: formulas, pivot tables, lookups
  • Documentation ability, including project plans, timelines, process flows, SOP’s
  • Powerpoint 


Does this role fit your profile and interest? Apply here.



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