Senior IT Buyer (m/f/d)

Permanent contract|Hamburg|Information Technology

Senior IT Buyer (m/f/d)

Hamburg, Germany Permanent contract Information Technology


You will be responsible for the Source to Contract Process for different IT categories. You will take over the following tasks:

  • You will understand and review the spend profile and identify opportunities within the IT category.
  • You will build and enhance relationships with key stakeholders across the entities and develop sourcing strategies to meet their requirements.
  • You will create yearly category plans and share with the Global category manager to collaborate on some initiatives where there are potential synergies.
  • You will effectively communicate the impact of sourcing decisions to the entities and actively enlist their support.
  • You will ensure the interests of the businesses are satisfied whilst maintaining a commercial challenge to both internal clients and suppliers.
  • You will manage and deliver cost reductions to pre-set targets.
  • You will conduct detailed market and supplier research and communicate the results through meaningful research summaries.
  • You will lead the development of award scenarios and recommendations for stakeholder evaluation, consideration and decision-making.
  • You will organize RFx,, negotiate supplier prices, contract terms and improvement programs, as appropriate.
  • You will make sure processes, guidelines, rules and work ethics are compliant with the Group policies.

Profile required

Experience and technical skills:

  • University degree or equivalent education
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in Sourcing, ideally in the financial servicing sector and/or in a multinational environment
  • Strategic sourcing experience within IT categories
  • Good knowledge regarding relevant contract types
  • Good supplier and customer relationship management skills

Personal Abilities/Competencies:

  • Very good analytical skills
  • Result -and risk -oriented way of working
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills (orally and written), as well as strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Showing agility in a complex environment (matrix environment, different businesses, different geographies, international Group)
  • Intellectual integrity and ethics
  • Available for regular business trips across Germany
  • Fluency in German and English (oral and writing) is essential, French is a plus

Why join us

  • interesting topics 
  • dynamic work environment
  • international career development

Business insight

As a Senior IT Buyer, located in Hamburg, you will be part of the Sourcing Shared Service Center operating source to contract activities across different Société Générale’s Group entities in Germany located in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Wuppertal, and Munich.

The German Sourcing team is based in Hamburg and Wuppertal and has the aims to optimize costs and to mitigate risks as well as to bring added value to the German entities by ensuring:

  • Cost management and synergies across the German entities, i.e. ensure that the entities are receiving best value for money with its external suppliers.
  • Prevention of supplier risk, i.e. assessing their financial strength and sustainability; economic non-reliance; insurance coverage; capacity to provide services at specified quality levels as well as to respect all their obligations.
  • Contractual security, i.e. ensuring that appropriate contracts are in place.
  • Appropriate collaboration with the corporate Sourcing department and operation within the international framework for sourcing.

The team works closely with the support functions, entities and business lines to ensure that the business requirements are met whilst adhering to best practice processes and procedures.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we are proud to make diversity a strength for our company. Societe Generale is committed to recognizing and promoting all talents, regardless of their beliefs, age, disability, parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, sexual or gender identity, sexual orientation, membership of a political, religious, trade union or minority organisation, or any other characteristic that could be subject to discrimination.

Reference: 20000QYU
Entity: SG CIB
Starting date: immediate
Publication date: 2020/12/04