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EMEA Regional Indirect Sourcing Specialist

Contract type
Working Pattern
Full time
Location based
Hours per week
Dates that interviews will take place
Via MS Teams
£48,000 - £60,000 plus benefits
Summary of vacancy

Who We Are

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions looks for innovation everywhere. For more than 100 years, SUEZ has been at the forefront of innovation, from the SUEZ Canal to addressing water scarcity. Finding solutions to the world's biggest problems has never been more important than right now.

About the role

What You Will Be Doing

As SUEZ WTS’ Global Procurement Function, we serve the enterprise by being a competitive advantage for SUEZ WTS by unlocking true potential of our talent, investing in digital enablement, and building holistic strategic partnerships that will sustainably serve our customers, communities and environment.

The Regional Indirect Sourcing Specialist will report into Suez WTS’ EMEA Regional Indirect Sourcing Leader and will develop & execute strategic sourcing strategies across categories such as Purchased/Office Services, MRO, Travel & Fleet, IT & Telecom.

Key Functions/Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Global/Regional Procurement teams and all stakeholders for aligning the priorities and the program outcomes with the objectives of the enterprise.
  • Drive strategic sourcing plans that optimize the value of products and services for EMEA region:
  • Develop and execute demand management and cost reduction projects in conjunction with the relevant stakeholders,
  • Create sourcing strategies, perform benchmarking and collect market analysis,
  • Lead the search for alternate/secondary suppliers of materials/services for cost savings/avoidance in all assigned categories,
  • Drive all RFQ activity and negotiations within assigned categories, regions​ and countries, to maximize value and cost savings benefits while lowering risk,
  • Implement the new contracts and ensure the impact of the projects in EBIT/P&L and Cash Flow.
  • Adapt usage of digital tools and data analytics in the region in accordance with Procurement’s global digital strategy.
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management programs to develop, continuously improve, manage the performance of, and monitor KPI’s of the supply base.
  • Drive contract/invoicing compliance.
  • Investigate, resolve and record problems such as invoice discrepancies, damages and quality issues.
  • Develop and lead efforts to reduce the number of vendors/transactions for assigned categories.
  • Ensure business alignment and drive Compliance to ‘Procure to Pay’ processes, Quality Management System in the function, Sourcing/Integrity/Ethics policies and CSR initiatives in dealing with the suppliers in the region.

Core Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, or similar field, or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five (5) years’ experience in Procurement, Category/Supplier Management, Cross Functional Projects along with solid background in data analytics and negotiation.
  • Three (3) years’ experience in SAP/Ariba.
  • Fluent English essential. French, German or Italian are a plus.

Essential Skills & Abilities

  • Good understanding of Procurement methods, technologies and processes for conducting and implementing efficient/effective indirect sourcing projects
  • Must have a strong customer service orientation with excellent analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, capable of developing presentations and comfortable interacting with internal/external stakeholders.
  • Ability to collaborate and influence with various stakeholders to drive common goals.
  • Be effective in supplier negotiations to maximize opportunities and support the productivity plan.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/tasks effectively and to work cross-functionally.
  • Demonstrated success working in different cultures and environments in a matrixed organization.
  • Accountable, organized, proactive and self-motivated for success.
  • Positive, collaborative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to work autonomously on indirect procurement projects, leading and executing independently.

Who are we looking for

SUEZ WTS is seeking a thoughtful, dedicated professional with the right skillsets, mindset, and behaviour to contribute to the continued evolution of our Global Procurement Function. The Regional Indirect Sourcing Specialist will have good understanding of the Procurement Function, category strategies and Supplier Relationship Management, and will boost up focus and energy around execution of few important cost reduction initiatives related to our Indirect Spend across EMEA region.

At SUEZ WTS, we realize diverse teams make smarter decisions, deliver better results, and build stronger communities. We are an organization that champions diversity and inclusion at every rung of the ladder and are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We offer challenging and meaningful careers, with competitive benefits and flexible work arrangements.

Join the Resource Revolution!

SUEZ WTS is seeking thoughtful, dedicated professionals to join our 10,000-person team as we deliver leading water treatment solutions for clients across municipal and industrial markets, in locations on six continents.


Closing Date
Once we have sufficient applicants we withhold the right to close job vacancies early.