Strategic Sourcer NT / Infrastructure (m/f) Deutsche Telekom AG


Working for BUYIN GmbH
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”.
The Network (NT) procurement domain bears worldwide commercial responsibility for the categories of Radio Access, Infrastructure, Wireline Access and Backhaul Transmission, Core Control & IP Layer, Managed Services, as well as for the corresponding services.
The “Infrastructure” team covers a wide scope of technologies and products in order to support the deployments of the different types of telecom networks:  Radio Network Infrastructure ( antennas, MHA/TMA, RF components, accessories…),  Fix Network Infrastructure (Optical and Copper cables, FTTx optical and legacy copper accessories, poles, cabinets, …) and Energy & Technical Environment (battery, PSU, UPS, primary energy; fuel generator, solar power solution, smart ventilation, free cooling, air Cond. …). The team is responsible for hardware mainly with services purchases (installation and maintenance) when relevant. 


Job ID: 76201


As a Strategic Sourcer, you will manage the relationship with selected suppliers at global level on behalf of Telekom companies for the Energy & Technical Environment commodities.This includes the following duties:

  • Responsibility for the worldwide procurement volume with top suppliers
  • Development, presentation and implementation of specific sourcing strategies and ensure worldwide consistence
  • Leading and managing large strategic procurement projects for one or several subsidiaries
  • Negotiating the best deals, challenging at most suppliers, respecting the committed planning
  • Achieving Procurement targets for strategic suppliers and ensuring professional, end-to-end supplier management
  • Ensuring potential for cross-project optimization and bundling advantages with regard to strategic suppliers. The Strategic Sourcer main activities:
  • Understand and manage the countries' demands
  • Lead RFP/ RFQs based on above mentioned demands and support countries during implementation phases
  • Initiate common projects (including technical harmonization)
  • Implement quickly very good relationship towards the various stakeholders
  • Negotiate and update the frame contracts with Technology teams and suppliers


You should have professional experience in procurement of 3+ years minimum. Furthermore essential prerequisites are:

  • University degree or an MBA in the area of Procurement, Business Administration, Economics, Business Information Technology or a qualification of the same level
  • Very good knowledge of telecommunication /network technologies
  • Experience in coordination of large projects in big international organizations and stakeholder management
  • Very good knowledge of contract law
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills also with Senior Management of suppliers
  • Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written; very good French or German, would also be advantageous
  • Advanced practiced in the use of standard software (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Internet Explorer)

Application deadline: 2017-10-17


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