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Head of Procurement

Serbia_Belgrade | Services / Customer Support

Head of Procurement

ABBYY powers Intelligent Automation. We reimagine the way people work and how companies accelerate business by delivering the intelligence that fuels automation platforms.

Our solutions transform enterprise data and empower you with the insights you need to work smarter and faster. We help more than 10,000 companies globally, including many of the Fortune 500, to drive significant impact where it matters most: customer experience, profitability, and competitive advantage.​ We bring together top experts from all over the world to form our growing team of 1,000+ employees, offices in 15 countries, and headquarters in the United States.

Joining ABBYY means becoming an expert in a big global team working on challenging projects. Our flat hierarchy allows employees across the world and functions to make a direct impact on our business strategy, while people programs like health and fitness challenges, Volunteer Time Off policy, internal lectures, and social events foster teamwork and work-life balance.​ We invite you to join us! Working for ABBYY means working autonomously on global projects that boost your personal and professional growth.​

Responsibilities

•    Maintaining an in-depth knowledge of the market to ensure best value and practices are maintained.
•    Taking ownership of the Procurement policy, guidelines and processes, including Purchase order (requisition) creation, validation and management
•    Standardizing procurement and purchasing practices across all legal entities of the Group.
•    Establishing and providing procurement training and compliance enhancement
•    Acting as the main contact point for organisational procurement related questions.
•    Negotiating contracts and service agreements with suppliers, developing, implementing and maintaining a good supplier relationship
•    Researching options to source best value products and services.
•    Driving automatization and further development of current procurement system.
•    Driving the annual vendor review process.
•    Supervising a purchasing team

Requirements


•    Strong relationship management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and manage key stakeholders and suppliers
•    Strong and confident negotiator with the ability to negotiate at all levels
•    Excellent communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
•    Excellent analytical and problem solving abilities
•    Proven leadership and management skills 
•    Commercially and financially astute with experience of managing budgets

Qualifications and Experience Levels: 
•    Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant commercial discipline
•    Demonstrable experience of leading a purchasing function with a proven track record in strategic purchasing leadership delivering effective purchasing strategies, policies, processes and systems
•    Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements
•    Proven contract management and supplier experience
•    Experience of operating and influencing at a strategic level
•    Knowledge and technical understanding of automotive processes and components and supply chain management
•    Computer literate, especially Excel skills

Education

 Educated to degree level (preferably Masters) in a relevant commercial discipline

At ABBYY you will:  

 

Be an experienced advisor in a trusted, globally recognized brand  

 

  • ABBYY is a global company working with the largest enterprises in the world. More than 10,000 companies, including many of the Fortune 500, trust our technologies and products to gain a complete understanding of their business processes and content; 

 

  • ABBYY's global expertise includes various industries, such as Financial Services, Insurance, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare, Government, and Legal. We are a significant player in the RPA and broader intelligent automation market through strategic partnerships and embedded technology licensing with leading vendors.  

 

  • Having a global structure, we work on most of the projects in international teams. A major part of the employees in Global Functions regularly communicate in English – both in emails and during calls and meetings. 

 

Be challenged and autonomous 

 

  • We support your aspiration for professional development and empower you to implement your ideas to complete challenging projects; 

 

  • We have a flat hierarchy and the management – from team leads to top managers – is open to ideas and discussions. Every opinion counts. 

 

Have the flexibility to work the way you work best 

 

  • Work-life balance looks a little different for everyone, and we recognize that at ABBYY;  

 

  • You will collaborate with your manager to design a workday that works best for you, with flexible hours; 

 

  • Our Serbia-based colleagues are entitled to 25 + 3 paid vacation days per year as well as two days' paid volunteering leave which you can use to contribute to a cause you care for; 

 

  • To facilitate your well-being, we offer access to FitPass, a digital membership that provides access to hundreds of different sports facilities, including gyms, fitness studios, swimming pools, and sports centers in 30+ cities throughout Serbia as well as private medical insurance.

 

  • Additionally, we provide both remote and hybrid work options to best suit your needs. 

 

Join a diverse and welcoming community 

 

  • At ABBYY, we are 1000+ colleagues worldwide, working from across 15 countries. From Silicon Valley to Japan, you will find a passionate, dedicated team of innovators, technical experts, and visionaries. We have been excelling for over 30 years; 

 

  • The success of our employees is a top priority for us: We value a culture of trust, collaboration, and respect by fostering open communication, a continuous cycle of feedback, and recognition; 

 

  • Our leaders work directly with their teams to establish clear goals and deadlines, so that we can succeed together; 

 

  • We enjoy learning about each employee and facilitating their personal and professional development through dedicated learning and development initiatives. 

 

ABBYY is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. 

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