• Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • iET SA
  • 2019-05-21

IT Category Specialist - Indirect Procurement

  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Competitive
  • Full time

IT Category Specialist - Indirect Procurement

For a permanent position at our clients site, based in Winterthur, we are looking for a IT Category Specialist - Indirect Procurement. In this role you will support the IT category strategy development and implementation, as well as supporting the Global Category Manager in supplier development activities, sourcing projects, specification definition and demand management.


  • 5+ years' work experience in a purchasing role with a focus on relevant categories
  • Experience in demand management, sourcing and negotiations of: IT Software / IT Service and Outsourcing / Telecom (Data line, Mobile) / IT Hardware
  • Solid understanding in key sourcing processes and tools as well as contractual and legal aspects
  • Sourcing Experiences in Microsoft, Salesforce and / or similary complex contracts
  • Broad up to date IT market, vendor and technology knowledge
  • Proactive, target oriented and assertive personality with strong presentation skills
  • Fluent in English, German is an advantage

  • Support in analysis of supply market, understanding products/services being purchased within category, understanding internal demand/specification and external best practices
  • Identify and analyse strategic sourcing options under the guidance of the Global Category Manager
  • Run/support tender process, including seeking approvals from Global Category Manager, Head Indirect Procurement and other internal stakeholders, as required
  • Harmonize specification(s) with business stakeholders to standardize demand
  • Create negotiation plan and support Global Category Manager with supplier negotiations
  • Conduct supplier compliance reviews (i.e. use of supplier within sites, payment terms in system)
  • Support contract compliance (i.e. restricted party screening, financial checks, conflict of interest checks, forced labour, embargoed countries, etc.)
  • Support local LE compliance to Global contracts, including communication