Team Lead (m/f/d) IT Procurement & Professional Services

You have several years of experience in procurement or category management and want to make a difference? Since we are expanding we are looking for a Team Lead (m/f/d) for our IT Procurement team. You know the IT market like the back of your hand? Great, we would like to get to know you and your ideas for new purchasing strategies! Sounds interesting? We are looking forward getting your application.

What you will do:

  • As our Global Category Lead for IT and Professional Services within the Corporate procurement organization, you and your team will focus on Strategic Sourcing and category management
  • You will be responsible for various procurement projects, from tendering (RfXs) to negotiation and award of contract
  • You will shape and steer major category management processes, such as category strategy development and supplier relationship management together with the responsible departments as well as managing different internal stakeholders up to board level
  • Cost optimization and negotiations are your passion, and you are interested in introducing and implementing sustainable improvement 
  • You are leading a team of 3+ direct reports which consists of tactical and strategic buyers
  • You are a role model for your team and teammates and you support them by sharing knowledge on topics such as category strategy development, negotiations, project planning and purchasing tools 

About you: 

  • You have completed a university degree in business administration, business informatics or computer science or a comparable degree with above-average success
  • You have several years of work experience in procurement, preferably IT category related and first leadership experience
  • You have already developed a category strategy and are experienced in negotiating 
  • With your convincing communication skills and assertiveness, you can converse in any environment and business level 
  • You are comfortable with taking over responsibility coupled with strong strategic and analytical skills
  • You have strong written and spoken English. Knowledge of German is a plus 

Additional Information

Working at SIXT not only means creating the future of mobility, but also offers personal benefits. This means especially for you: 30 days of vacation, support for pension plans & capital-forming benefits, mobility allowance of 20€/month and flexible working hours. You can decide where you want to work from: Up to 50% of your monthly working time you can work completely mobile and from anywhere, up to 30 days per year even in other European countries (EU, CH & UK).

In addition, you will of course receive employee benefits for SIXT rent, share, ride and SIXT+, car leasing offers, discounts with partners for travel, technology, clothing, etc. as well as free cyber sports courses and numerous trainings for your individual development.

It's also important to balance out your work: That's why you have access to our employee restaurant (and yes, we insist on restaurant, because it's too high quality for a canteen) as well as various recreational opportunities such as the gaming area, the SIXT soccer team or the SIXT choir - to name just a few. One day a year you can support the children's aid foundation "Drying Little Tears", an initiative of Regine Sixt, & do something good.

In addition, your colleagues are pretty awesome. Which is important when you spend so much time together, and besides, no wonder when you get a bonus for referring friends as new employees. If something does bother you, you'll always have someone to confide in through regular feedback sessions, employee surveys or our psychological hotline through the Fürstenberg Institute. Otherwise, we live "work hard, play hard" - our parties are legendary! We also demand and promote DiverSIXTy, a corporate culture of acceptance, appreciation, and respect, in which everyone can develop their personality and ideas. 

About the department:
The purchasing department buys everything! With a lot of creativity and expertise, we manage the balancing act every day between the specifications of the internal quality requirements and the premium focus of SIXT. This includes Fleet Purchase (national and international) as well as Strategic and Operational Procurement teams. They not only focus on the strategic mission of the company, but also on complex quality requirements and a competitive cost structure. We continue to grow and are looking for support in facing new challenges that need to be mastered with excellent communication, negotiation skills, great affinity for numbers, attention to detail and knowledge of contract design!

About us:
We are a leading global mobility service provider with sales of €1.53 billion and around 7,000 employees worldwide. Our mobility platform ONE combines our products SIXT rent (car rental), SIXT share (car sharing), SIXT ride (cab, driver and chauffeur services), SIXT+ (car subscription) and gives our customers access to our fleet of 205,400 vehicles, the services of 1,500 cooperation partners and around 1.5 million drivers worldwide. Together with our franchise partners, we are present in more than 110 countries at 2,070 rental stations. At SIXT, a first-class customer experience and outstanding customer service are our top priorities. We focus on true entrepreneurship and long-term stability and align our corporate strategy with foresight. Want to take off with us and revolutionize the world of mobility? Apply now!