Procurement Analyst – Rotterdam – EU

Job Overview

Key responsibilities

  • Manages or supports procurement projects, as per the Six Sourcing Steps across a wide range of procurement areas with responsibility for Benelux and the wider Northwest Continent Area
  • According to authority level, manage, handle or participate in negotiations for logistics & services contracts, tariffs and Service Level Agreements within your scope
  • Act as an escalation point internally towards suppliers (and vice versa)
  • Calculate and plan to maximise contractual values and mitigate risk
  • Cooperating closely with colleagues and stakeholders within the operations centre, across Maersk Line, Hamburg Sud and other brands, Centre Inland, Inland Network Design, Network & Product, and other regional centres
  • Tactical & ad hoc Procurement activities within the region (providing local solutions by applying local knowledge)
  • Participate in cross functional EUR OCL (Europe Ocean Customer Logistics) projects
  • Perform supplier market analysis and organise market intelligence for suppliers in scope and benchmark Maersk Business costs with competition and ensure we are cost competitive
  • Support profitable Inland Growth Initiatives
  • Facilitate root cause analysis for non-performing contracts
  • Supports the procurement activities within our owned and outsourced cold store and warehousing operations
  • Participate in Annual Priority, Joint Cost Plan initiatives, and other cross functional projects

We are looking for

  • Preferable +3 years of relevant experience
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree
  • Negotiations skills
  • Experience with digital procurement tools will be an advantage
  • Stakeholder management and good communication skills
  • Comfortable with working in an ambiguous environment, with an agile mindset
  • Customer and process improvement mindset
  • Preference for market knowledge in landside transportation and/or logistics and services procurement and/or cold chain and contract logistics within Benelux or Germany
  • Ability to exercise impact with or without direct authority
  • Ability to constructively challenge a safe choice
  • Business English is essential
  • Dutch language preferable

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