Senior Strategic Sourcer Connected Life Services (m/f) Deutsche Telekom AG


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BuyIn has leveraged global scale since its founding in 2011 to provide leaders in the IT and telecommunications industry with better and more innovative products at the best-possible prices. With a combined annual spend in scope of more than 25 billion euros, BuyIn can effectively challenge a continuously consolidating supplier market. Going beyond traditional sourcing, the company draws on data and insights from more than 40 markets worldwide to create tailor-made solutions based on smart analytics. Its employees, who comprise over 25 nationalities, perform sourcing activities in key strategic areas such as network infrastructure, customer equipment, service platforms and information technology. In 2014, Procurement Leaders recognized BuyIn as “Best Procurement Employer” and awarded the company a high commendation in “Procurement Excellence”. In 2017, BuyIn was certified as a Top Employer in both France and Germany for the fourth time by the Top Employers Institute.

With a strong focus on innovation, Digital Home and Platforms (DHP) enables to create growth opportunities in the area of end-to-end value added services. DHP procurement scope encompasses technical service platforms, applications and fixed customer equipment (home gateways, Set Top Boxes etc.) and addresses multiple segments: Real Time Services, Messaging, Cloud services, Connected Life Services (Sim Cards and associated platforms, IoT and Mobile Payment platforms and services) and TV & Multimedia (Music, Games, Infotainment, Location Based Services). Content (eg movies for VoD, relations with TV broadcasters) is generally out of BuyIn / DHP scope. 


Job ID: 78210


As Senior Strategic Sourcer, you are managing and taking care of the sourcing process for products and services in the field of SIM Cards, related platforms, IoT and Mobile Financial Services. Within this role, you interact, influence and build strong relationship with Orange, DT and their NatCos, with ability to understand complex business model to introduce new innovative services and products. Your main responsibilities and activities will be:

  • You work in cross functional and multi-national teams with the responsibility for tenders, negotiations and contract closures in close alignment with the internal stakeholders
  • You develop and implement strategic approaches for complex & international procurement initiatives and supplier business
  • Develop and maintain good knowledge of the NatCos’ local activities, and identify yourself as a reliable expert and key contact for the Category.
  • Initiate and take part in new projects or working groups, triggered by Orange or DT, and propose new business opportunities that could be beneficial to Orange, DT or their NatCos. On some innovative or complex topics, his/her internal network of influence will allow him/her to also be identified as a key player in these working groups facilitating quick time to market with appropriate risk management.
  • Defining, proposing and implementing the procurement strategy based on thorough market screening for assigned products and services in order to meet the strategy of Orange, DT and their NatCos, alongside achieving BuyIn’s yearly savings targets.
  • Be the suppliers’ primary point of contact for the assigned product portfolio. The Senior Strategic Sourcer also negotiates Frame Procurement Contracts and/or their Amendments with the best commercial terms and conditions, which also allow Orange & DT to minimize risks, optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and to develop their commercial and service strategy.


You hold a Diploma or Master in the area of Procurement, Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Technology or a qualification of the same level. In addition to that you have professional experience in procurement of 5+ years minimum, ideally with already a first experience in telecommunications, IT or Software. Furthermore essential prerequisites are:

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of the worldwide telecommunication industry and ideally the ecosystem around SIM cards, IoT and Payment
  • Experience in project management in a technically complex environment and/or in large organizations
  • Strong synthetic and analytical skills to select and highlight key facts
  • Excellent communication skills, strong social & intercultural networking skills
  • Customer, business & result orientation, ability to re-align strategies in a fast paced innovation area
  • English and French mandatory, German is a plus
  • Tools: Advanced Excel and Powerpoint user
  • Experience in Collaborative Procurement platforms (e.g. iValua) is an advantage but not mandatory

Application deadline: 2018-03-27



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