Senior Purchasing Officer
Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Barcelona, Barcelona, Es
hace 3 días

Context And Mission

Reporting to the Head of Finance, she / he will ensure the implementation of Purchasing policies and legal procedures concerning to public tenders.

The final candidate will ensure optimal supplier performance and price, developing and implementing a strategy to ensure the function is operating in line with the objectives of the Center to add value.

Key Duties

  • Design and manage the process of purchasing orders
  • Elaborate and process the documents for the contract files, from the need of justification to proceed with the contract until the draft of the administrative clauses and the closure of the file
  • Management of administrative contracts (supplies, works, services and consultancies)
  • Establishing and maintaining measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial (AP) performance, and material shortage elimination
  • Report to management the measurable status of progress and corrective actions as it pertains to supplier performance
  • Negotiate and execute purchase orders or vendor contracts as needed to support the critical business needs
  • Manage material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time customer deliveries while keeping inventory holdings at the appropriate levels
  • Manages all activities that develop relationships with suppliers
  • Manages materials savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall BSC objectives
  • This is not a full definition of the role but covers the main aspects and drivers for success.

  • Education
  • University degree in Law, Business or Similar
  • Master Degree in Procurement Management, Finance or Business Administration
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position
  • Proven expertise in Spanish public tenders and contracts
  • Experience in a Research or Academic center will be valued
  • Additional Knowledge and Professional Experience
  • Excellent verbal and written Spanish and English. Other languages will be a plus
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft office (Advanced level in Excel)
  • Advanced user of ERP system (SAP Business One or similar)
  • Competences
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment
  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Planning and organizing (Structured mindset)
  • Attention to the detail
  • Service Attitude
  • Conditions

  • The position will be located at BSC within the Management Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration : Open-ended contract due to technical and scientific activities linked to the project and budget duration
  • Salary : we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date : 12 / 09 / 2022
  • Applications procedure and process

    All applications must include :

  • A motivation letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered
  • A full CV including contact details in English
  • Deadline

    The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.

    OTM-R principles for selection processes

    BSC-CNS is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).

    This is applied for any potential candidate in all our processes, for example by creating gender-balanced recruitment planels and recognizing career breaks etc.

    BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.

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