The Procurement department at PVH Europe focuses on all indirect (non-merchandise) purchases and functions as an internal consultant for the rest of the organization. The team drives strategic sourcing processes that allows the business to ensure sustainable sourcing in a standardized environment with a compliant, managed supply chain. One of the departments objectives is to provide detailed information on the operational spend and identifies where savings can be made. The team researches the market for new vendors that can deliver valuable services/goods to PVH and executes tenders to ensure the best product for the best price delivered at the best time. By using extensive processes of contract management and vendor management, we ensure that the vendor base keeps optimally performing for the organization. The Procurement department has strong collaboration with every aspect of the business and advises on new possibilities. Additionally, there is a strong focus on enabling our vendors to help implement our companys sustainability targets.
The Procurement department at PVH Europe is structured according to the principle of category management. This position is for a Senior Buyer in the category Technology, which covers all procurement for the Technology department. The Technology category includes traditional ICT procurement, such as purchasing hardware, software and infrastructure, but also includes strategic digital business transformation projects. The role will report into the Procurement Manager who oversees this category.
The Senior Buyer is expected to maintain a wide variety of relationships with all category relevant internal stakeholders, next to all external vendor relationships. The candidate needs to have an entrepreneurial mindset, is expected to independently develop and to promote proper procurement processes across the business. Within the department they will also align with buyers for other categories (e.g. Omnichannel, Marketing, etc.) share knowledge and mentor the Procurement Coordinators in the team, involving them in projects and sharing best practices. Additional cross-functional projects with departments such as Finance, Legal, CR, Retail, Ecommerce and Marketing will occur. Overall, the candidate is to have excellent communication, diplomacy, negotiation and organizational skills.
Working cross functionally with multiple departments and independently develop and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders
Setup, lead and execute RFx projects for the Technology category
Become subject matter expert in the assigned fields of everything Digital and Tech
Mentor and guide procurement coordinators to experts in the field of procurement
Analyse and negotiate prices/costs for (new) products and services
Align with the Legal department to ensure contractual agreements are in place for all vendors
Develop and review KPIs and SLAs for key vendors
Perform market analysis in search of new vendors and innovative solutions
Maintain vendor spend and savings details for the category and report to key stakeholders
Support the category Procurement Manager with financial reporting
Establish and maintain regular communication with all suppliers on quality, delivery and price levels
Engage in various sustainability related project representing the procurement angle
Prepare business cases (with cost-benefit analysis and ROI analysis)
Execute vendor performance ratings
Analyse measures of sustainability implementation
The Ideal Candidate
To be successful in this role, excellent stakeholder management skills are key. The pace within the company is high and projects and priorities move quickly. The Procurement team operates as a business partner and needs to anticipate business requirements. Our ideal candidate therefore has very strong communication & interpersonal skills, can be persuasive when needed and thrives in a hectic and everchanging environment.
Besides these personal skills, we will be looking for:
Bachelors degree in area of economics, econometrics, business, finance or supply chain management. Procurement, purchasing and supply chain qualifications (CIPS/NEVI) are preferred
Minimum 4 years of relevant Procurement experience of which 2 as a Buyer
For this team, experience as a buyer in the digital/IT space is a must
Experience with procurement processes, systems and strategies and working knowledge of contract management and value engineering principles
Team player, open-minded and international mindset, able to adopt the company culture and to build relationships with colleagues & suppliers spread over Europe
Excellent written and spoken language skills in English and ability to work in a multi-cultural & multi-lingual environment
Strong analytical, problem-solving and contract negotiation skills
Excellent organization and project management skills especially planning, budget and time management
High standards of sustainability
Passionate about (digital) innovation
What You Can Expect From Us
A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafe's
A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University
An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality
A smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule
A chance to unwind with weekly social activities
PVH Europe and our brands, TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.