Sr. Procurement Manager (Capex) The Netherlands, Spain, Germany - remote

Date:  Jun 15, 2024

Amsterdam, NL, 1012 AB Berlin, DE, D-10587 Barcelona, B, ES, 08019

Company:  Cimpress Services

Who We Are:

Cimpress Services' central teams allow us to remain entrepreneurial; to stay small as we grow. These teams enable our businesses to remain laser-focused on their customers and build the tools and services that make Cimpress greater than the sum of our businesses. We are problem solvers. We are storytellers. We are forward thinking. We are relationship builders. We are responsible for company-wide activities like accounting, capital allocation, global tax planning, procurement, communicating with internal and external stakeholders and protecting the company through compliance and risk management. We’re evolving our processes and technology to support Cimpress’ rapid growth.

What You Will Do:

  • Market Analysis and Strategy Development: responsible for conducting thorough market research and analysis to understand the trends, risks, and opportunities within your category. Based on this analysis, you develop and implement procurement strategies that align with the organization's objectives, focusing on cost reduction, productivity and quality improvement, and innovation.
  • Supplier Relationship Management: Your task will be handling relationships with global strategic suppliers, including selecting suppliers, negotiating contracts, and managing ongoing performance. This involves working closely with suppliers to ensure they meet the company's standards for quality, cost, delivery, and sustainability.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: This role requires collaboration with various internal stakeholders, such as manufacturing engineering, product development, repair and maintenance, operations, finance teams, and senior executives in our companies to understand their needs and ensure the procurement strategy supports their overall business goals. The category manager acts as a link between the company and the suppliers, facilitating communication and ensuring alignment of objectives.
  • Risk Management and Compliance: The category manager is responsible for identifying and mitigating risks related to supply chain disruptions, regulatory compliance, and ethical sourcing. This includes developing contingency plans to handle risks and ensuring that procurement practices follow relevant laws, regulations, and corporate social responsibility standards.
  • Sustainability and Ethical Sourcing: A strategic procurement category manager plays a critical role in developing and implementing sustainable procurement practices. This includes identifying and prioritizing environmentally friendly and ethically sourced materials and services, engaging with suppliers to encourage sustainable practices, and ensuring that the company's supply chain meets established sustainability and corporate social responsibility goals.
  • Innovation and Product Development Support: Identify and evaluate opportunities for new products or improvements to existing ones that can drive company revenue growth. By leveraging insights from market analysis and supplier capabilities, the strategic procurement category manager collaborates with product development teams to bring innovative products to market, ensuring alignment with consumer demands and competitive differentiation.

Your Qualifications:

At Cimpress, we value the experiences that individual team members add to our culture. Please don't hesitate to apply even if you don't meet the exact qualifications, we look forward to learning more about you!

Required Studies and Experience:

  • Hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or technical field.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years of experience in regional procurement leading a strategic spend category within an international corporate framework, managing across diverse business units, multiple currencies.
  • Sophisticated proficiency in the Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong analytical skills with a comprehensive understanding of business analysis, costing, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) models.
  • Complete fluency in English, both written and verbal, along with proficiency in at least one additional language.
  • Fundamental knowledge of legal documentation, with the capability to interpret contracts and determine when to engage legal support.

Personal Attributes:

  • Proven people leadership skills with the ability to engage with individuals across varying levels of expertise and seniority, including upper management.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with the ability to articulate thoughts and ideas clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity, especially within a global company setting.
  • Capable of building and maintaining trust-based relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prioritization skills, experience working under tight deadlines.
  • Adaptability within a dynamic and changing work environment.
  • Independent problem-solving abilities alongside creative thinking.
  • Strong team spirit with an emphasis on building cooperative and trust-based relationships.

Work Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel globally up to 20% of the time, with peaks up to 30%.

Nice to have:

  • Engineering background.
  • Fluency in additional languages, particularly German, Italian, French or Mandarin are highly appreciated.

Why You'll Love Working Here:

Being at Cimpress means that you don’t see work as just a building, a desk or a manufacturing floor. You see it as a chance to take a step forward in your career journey – and your life. We strive to give you everything you need to learn, grow, and succeed. Through innovation, collaboration, and perpetual exposure to what’s next, we’re always pushing boundaries and broadening our horizons. We embrace the chance to operate outside of our comfort zone to discover what we’re capable of. Some might call that a challenge; we just call it another great day at work.

We're Remote-First:

In 2020, Cimpress adopted a Remote-First operating model and culture. We heard from our team members that having the freedom, autonomy and trust in each other to work from home and, the ability to operate when they are most productive, empowers them to be their best. Cimpress also provides collaboration spaces for team members to work physically together when it's safe to do so and when in-person collaboration will deliver the best results. Currently we are enabled to hire remote team members in over 30 US States as well as several countries in Europe, including Spain, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

About Us:

Led by founder and CEO Robert Keane, Cimpress invests in and helps build customer-focused, entrepreneurial mass customization businesses. Through the personalized physical (and digital) products these companies create, we empower over 17 million global customers to make an impression. Last year, Cimpress generated $2.88B in revenue through customized print products, signage, apparel, packaging and more. The Cimpress family includes a dynamic, international group of businesses and central teams, all working to solve problems, build businesses, innovate and improve.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion:

We believe in the unique contributions of everyone within a diverse global organization. We are collaborative, inclusive, and innovative. We strive to role model and live an inclusive culture of fairness, respect and belonging for all. And we work together to empower each other, creating a space in which each of us can spark our next great idea.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Cimpress is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, citizenship, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, legal or preferred name, marital status, pregnancy, family structure, veteran status or any other basis protected by human rights laws or regulations. This list is not exhaustive and, in fact, in many cases, we strive to do more than the law requires.

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