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Position: Buyer
Institution: University of Luxembourg
Location: Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Duties: In a newly set-up Procurement department, the buyers will contribute to establish a procurement function. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, in charge of optimizing the procurement of goods, works and services in line with the legal tender obligations. Based on the University's strategy and the needs of the UL community to keep the pace of changes and the target of a new process, the buyers will assist with the definition and implementation of the University's procurement strategy. The buyers will support in coordinating and piloting the procurement tenders and category strategy for the University of Luxembourg. His/her specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist with the management of existing contracts; Provide input in the negotiation of new major contracts at the UL; Improve procurement performance by negotiating and agreeing more favorable contracts; Ensure the end-to-end process for public tenders; Ensure compliance with the public procurement rules and procedures; Identify, select, evaluate and manage suppliers associated to the commodities in charge of; Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers; Ensure payments and respect of the invoice processes; Monitor procurement performance by purchasing categories and by suppliers; Contribute to the definition of the overall procurement budget; Control and ensure budget compliance by the University’s entities; Develop a 3-year view of spent costs; Evaluate bids and make recommendations; Contribute to development and delivery of all procurement related training to internal stakeholders; Provide professional advice and support on all matters relating to procurement; Carry out and keep a permanent watch on: o suppliers and purchasing methods (benchmarking, purchasing/sourcing); o changes in legislation and regulations
Requirements: 2-5 years of experience in a purchasing environment; Experience with public tenders in Luxembourg if possible; Experience in data analysis; Experience in administrating procurement systems and procedures; Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Knowledge of SAP MM; Project management experience preferred; Diplomacy and excellent communications skills; Solution oriented attitude; Analytical skills; Excellent knowledge in English, German and French, Luxembourgish will be considered as an asset
   
Text: UOL03015 17-Nov-2019 Company Text The University is a multilingual, international research University. Within the Administration Centrale and the frame of implementing new processes, there is a need for a BUYER •Ref : AC-500010829 •Permanent contract •Employee status Your Role In a newly set-up Procurement department, the buyers will contribute to establish a procurement function. Reporting to the Procurement Manager, in charge of optimizing the procurement of goods, works and services in line with the legal tender obligations. Based on the University's strategy and the needs of the UL community to keep the pace of changes and the target of a new process, the buyers will assist with the definition and implementation of the University's procurement strategy. The buyers will support in coordinating and piloting the procurement tenders and category strategy for the University of Luxembourg. His/her specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Assist with the management of existing contracts; • Provide input in the negotiation of new major contracts at the UL; • Improve procurement performance by negotiating and agreeing more favorable contracts; • Ensure the end-to-end process for public tenders; • Ensure compliance with the public procurement rules and procedures; • Identify, select, evaluate and manage suppliers associated to the commodities in charge of • Liaise between suppliers, manufacturers, relevant internal departments and customers; • Ensure payments and respect of the invoice processes; • Monitor procurement performance by purchasing categories and by suppliers; • Contribute to the definition of the overall procurement budget; • Control and ensure budget compliance by the University’s entities; • Develop a 3-year view of spent costs; • Evaluate bids and make recommendations; • Contribute to development and delivery of all procurement related training to internal stakeholders; • Provide professional advice and support on all matters relating to procurement; • Carry out and keep a permanent watch on: o suppliers and purchasing methods (benchmarking, purchasing/sourcing); o changes in legislation and regulations. Your Profile • 2-5 years of experience in a purchasing environment; • Experience with public tenders in Luxembourg if possible • Experience in data analysis • Experience in administrating procurement systems and procedures; • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; • Knowledge of SAP MM; • Project management experience preferred; • Diplomacy and excellent communications skills; • Solution oriented attitude; Analytical skills; • Excellent knowledge in English, German and French, Luxembourgish will be considered as an asset. We offer • An opportunity to establish procedures and processes in an international environment; • The chance to be a part of a dynamic and growing organization. Further Information All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The University is an equal opportunity employer.
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