• Sourcing Director EMEA

    Job Locations DE-Berlin
    Requisition ID
    Administrative/Business Suppor
  • Who are we?

    Ever checked in somewhere on social media? Ever tracked your online orders?”  You might be using HERE Technologies every day without even realizing it. You can find us everywhere: In vehicles, smartphones, drones or third-party apps. We believe that with the right people, we will continue to be a game-changer in the technology industry and improve the daily lives of people around the world.  Find out more by clicking the video below or by clicking on this link.


    Our Sourcing team plays a key role in supporting HERE´s business goals and strategy. We lead company-wide category-based sourcing practices in line with requirements of a dynamic and quickly changing high-tech environment. Innovation is part of HERE´s DNA and we continuously strive and take initiative to develop and incorporate better than “best in class” solutions to key sourcing challenges.

    What's the role?

    In the role of Sourcing Director EMEA you will lead a team of subject matter experts expected to collaboratively design and implement global and regional sourcing strategies that deliver optimal value for HERE. Together, you will collaborate with key stakeholders and their lines of business to drive superior results through our procurement initiatives. You will work closely with HERE´s Chief Procurement Officer, who resides in Chicago.


    You will be successful in this role if you have;


    • managed the regional execution of Strategic Sourcing processes for content, services and goods
    • strong leadership skills to ensure we have the right people in the right roles with the right skills, who can effectively engage with our key stakeholders to become trusted business partners
    • been responsible for all elements of a Strategic Sourcing process for designated spend categories
    • consulting mindset and an ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and cost optimization, as well as mitigate risks associated with certain strategic approaches
    • strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to successfully influence senior management and critical stakeholders, also in communicating the group’s vision and accomplishments
    • experience in setting the agenda for an overall sourcing approach for assigned categories by balancing magnitude of budget, strategic importance and opportunity for value delivery

    Who are you?

    An energetic, results orientated leader, with an inate ability to leverage strategic opportunities to bring real value to the organisation. You have a Masters education and at least 10 years of business experience leading the development and implementation of strategic procurement plans including purchasing, supply chain management, sourcing and vendor selection. You also possess a strategic understanding of the supply marketplace, are no stranger to pricing negotiations, and can prepare winning regional bid proposals.

    Furthermore, you have:

    • Knowledge and experience in the use of ERP packages (e.g. PeopleSoft preferred). MS Office suite with an emphasis on Excel and Outlook is a plus
    • Sharp analytical skills and ability to quickly obtain relevant information
    • Strong project management and organizational skills to proactively manage key issues
    • The ability to make informed decisions with incomplete data sets, and demonstrates a bias for action and strong sense of urgency


    What do we offer?

    HERE offers an opportunity to work in a cutting-edge technology environment with challenging sourcing problems to solve! You can make a direct impact on delivery of company´s strategic goals and have the freedom to decide how to perform your work. You will be able to look back and see the impact of your work and the value of your contribution in the design and build-out of HERE´s Sourcing function.


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