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Functional Head of Business IT Procurement (f/m/d) at UNIPER

Functional Head of Business IT Procurement (f/m/d)

UNIPER Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen Full-Time
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For our IT team in Düsseldorf we are looking for you!

What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.

How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.

What we are looking for

  • As L4 manager, functionally lead our international procurement team  six FTEs across Düsseldorf and UK
  • Company-wide steering of strategic sourcing activities for the following spend categories:
  • Software, IT Projects, IT Services (including Cloud) plus IT Consulting
  • Supporting units Sales & Trading, Asset IT, Data Management, COODE, Market Data
  • Ensure achievement of forecasted value add and productivity gains to contribute to Uniper’s overall  targets
  • Take the lead for strategic supplier negotiations and cross-organisation project teams
  • Ownership of large project, services and support contracts, including steering and improving of performance.
  • Manage operational performance of team against Procurement KPIs
  • Collaboration with IT management and further relevant stakeholders
  • Develop  category (sourcing) strategies and respective steering mechanisms
  • Lead category-focused analysis projects that target to identify and implement innovative sourcing levers
  • Promote and drive cross-functional and cross-border cooperation
  • Drive Spend Channel Management (SCM) support and interface to Spot-Buy Desk
  • Acting as stand-in for VP IT Procurement, in conjunction with Function Head of Corporate IT

Who we are seeking

  • Proven leadership skills for a small to medium size team
  • Deep relevant procurement expertise and experience regarding procurement strategies, technical understanding of the respective categories and relevant supplier market knowledge, AND/OR
  • Deep relevant IT expertise and experience regarding external IT projects, external IT operations and cross-functions including Finance.  This experience should preferably cover Sales, Trading, Generation and ideally LOB IT/Corporate IT. 
  • Some experience with Uniper-wide high-value contracts, mitigation of risks
  • Comprehensive experience in the design and implementation of processes, structures, tools and methodologies of modern procurement organizations
  • Advanced communication and presentation skills, to deal with stakeholders both internally and externally
  • Hands-on mentality combined with a proactive and solution-orientated work style
  • Well developed analytical skills
  • Strong negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Strong performance orientation and entrepreneurial spirit
  • High level of mobility, to spend time with team (i.e. UK, Sweden) and also suppliers
  • Business fluency in English required, knowledge of additional languages would be an asset

International applicants very welcome


If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Vera Neuerburg [ Link removed ]

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.

Job information

Contract type: Unlimited ,   Working Hours:     Full time,   Start Date:   Deadline: Salary: Home Office in %:  

Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.


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