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Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing

  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2021
  • Espoo +1 more
  • Application Deadline: June 20, 2021
  • Espoo +1 more

As a Sourcing Manager, Global Sourcing you will be responsible for developing Basware’s global sourcing operations in line with business needs and drive their implementation. In this role you will run Sourcing RFPs on global and country level, advise and guide stakeholders in their supplier selection and negotiation and negotiate related supplier contracts to provide best value for Basware functional needs. You will be member of Basware Legal and Sourcing team.

Your responsibilities are:

  • Lead the development of company’s sourcing process, practices and training needs
  • Act as the competence lead in the area of sourcing

  • Analyze and calculate companywide spend and drive cost savings in collaboration with stakeholders

  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and category management strategies and plans

  • Manage the company’s sourcing projects and RFPs in selected categories, primarily focusing on IT and software, ensuring transparency of spending and consolidation of suppliers

  • Research best practices, benchmarks and market/supplier/solution developments

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes

  • Develop and deliver sourcing training and other information assets to drive sourcing excellence

Work with great people

Hanna Ikonen
Team Leader, Customer Services
"I feel that I can make a difference, drive improvements & take controlled risks, and all this is supported by the company."
Sam Bradner
Senior Content Designer
"Best part of my job is flexibility and variability. I don´t really have a typical day, and I like that!"
Kevin Kamau
Product Manager
"Basware is a global company that values people as a crucial driver for success."
Trang Pham
Communications Specialist
"I know I can make an impact in hundreds of different ways. Basware is really unique to me – we have the best people and we are the leader in our industry."
Mika Peurala
Solution Architect
"Absolutely the best colleagues and line managers in the world!"
Jaakko Jutila
Director, Customer Service
"At Basware you have the freedom to identify and start different development activities across the organization without getting approvals from above."

Skills & Requirements

We would enjoy working with a professional who has/is:

  • Minimum of 10 years of proven working experience in a global sourcing manager or procurement manager role
  • Deep understanding of ICT technology & IT infrastructure, including cloud services. Ability to understand and contribute also to technical solution questions as part of supplier discussions/negotiations

  • Familiarity with sourcing and supplier management preferably in several procurement categories (main focus on ICT)

  • Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement

  • Joint process development skills

  • Strong collaboration and team work, project management and leadership skills

  • Ability to negotiate and sustain supplier relationships

  • Comfortable with financial data and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data

Great Place to Work

  • Continuous learning and development

  • Great colleagues and teamwork

  • Flexibility and autonomy

  • Innovation and cutting edge technologies

  • Making the world greener

  • Global & diverse culture with a Nordic twist

About the company

Basware is the global leader in providing networked purchase-to-pay solutions and innovative financing services. Basware’s commerce and financing network connects businesses in over 100 countries and territories around the globe. As the largest open business network in the world, Basware provides scale and reach for organizations of all sizes, enabling them to grow their business and unlock value across their operations by simplifying and streamlining financial processes. Small and large companies around the world achieve significant cost savings, more flexible payment terms, greater efficiencies and closer relationships with their suppliers.

Joining Basware means you’ll join a team filled with innovators, passionate about their work and enthusiastic about the purchase-to-pay industry we’ve pioneered. You’ll work alongside highly motivated, capable, and friendly individuals who collaborate to deliver world class solutions and services to hundreds of companies worldwide. A critical part of our culture is the high amount of trust we put into our employees—we want you to make a difference. So, we offer flexibility in how you work, giving you the freedom and support to deliver your best results. We truly live our values where our employees strive for excellence, put our customers first, lead the way, and inspire one another to build a winning team.

2020Recognized market leader with global operations, 20+ offices worldwide.

2019Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader for Procure-to-Pay Suites for fourth time

2014-2019Several industry recognitions and product launches

2012-2016Several acquisitions in the fields of e-invoicing, e-procurement and purchase-to-pay solutions

2012Launch of cloud-based B2B platform for transaction collaboration on Basware's Network

2006-2009Several acquisitions in the fields of invoice automation, data capture expertise and payment software

2005Launch of fully integrated Purchase-to-Pay solution suite

2000Basware listed on Helsinki Nasdaq, launch of purchase management software & e-invoicing service

1992Launch of first financial management software

1985Basware founded in Finland

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