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Procurement Category Manager

Katowice, PL, 40-202

SD Worx is a leading European provider of Payroll & HR services with global reach. We have offices in Europe and an office in  Mauritius. Our goal? We bring people's solutions to life, so companies of any size can turn Human Resources into a source of value for the business and the people in it. Our people solutions span the entire employee journey, from getting people paid to attracting, rewarding, and developing talent.

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Your role:

The corporate procurement team is a new, growing function within SD Worx at an international corporate level. We are excited to be expanding our function further.

You will be based in Poland as part of the international team. You will have a strong background in HR and contingent worker procurement activity. You will be responsible for the international category plan, and therefore have close collaboration with stakeholders across these areas in order to ensure that we define and deploy sourcing strategy against the business objectives.

You will be responsible for the realization of our savings and value add activity to drive deeper engagement with the procurement team and show our value contribution. You will take care of supplier relationships and also the bridge towards our Staffing solutions business, and a managed service platform that enables KPIs for preferred suppliers.

You will ensure that we achieve group compliance targets in alignment with policies, strategies, and processes.



Key Accountabilities:


  • Prepare Procurement Category Strategies / Plan / Objectives with main stakeholders incl. risk assessment, supplier base assessment, opportunities, and supplier relationship management strategy
  • Manage relationships with key stakeholders and business representatives at an international level
  • Consolidate requirements and act as a business partner
  • Benchmark (sub)category best practices to identify initiatives for improvement
  • Develop internal & external analysis (industry & supplier)
  • Lead category strategy implementation, incl. execution of defined sourcing initiatives (according to strategic sourcing methodology, RFx) or spend rationalization initiatives
  • Support the work and efforts of the cross-functional sourcing team in different stages of the sourcing steps
  • Drive supplier selection and fact-based negotiations
  • Lead contract implementation and drive contract compliance
  • Support key Supplier Management and Contract management lifecycle. activities in cooperation with Service Delivery teams or stakeholders
  • Perform spend analysis and Procurement reporting for your category(ies)
  • Importantly, manage the stakeholders, enhance and develop relationships, and ensure we act in a joined-up way to the rest of the business



Knowledge, technical skills, qualifications & experience:


  • Master’s degree with an emphasis on areas of Business, Economics, Finance, Procurement, Legal, or comparable professional education
  • Min. 3-5 years of Experience in a similar functional domain or other related position, with knowledge of categories/market at hand
  • Excellent English - written and spoken
  • Strong experience and background are a must in HR within the procurement domain, preferably at an international level
  • Sector knowledge of HR and contingent worker categories including trends, technology, and background in supporting strategic decision making
  • Sound knowledge in procurement methodologies, partnering, category management, supplier selection, negotiation, and contracting
  • Knowledge of Procurement tools: spend analysis, P2P buying channels
  • Experience in working in collaboration with project process management
  • Strong analytical, presentation, communication, interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Action-oriented and solution-minded team player with a high degree of self-management
  • Nice to have: any other indirect procurement experience – eg/ professional services, technology


We offer:

  • Private Medical Care (Luxmed)
  • Flexible working time and remote work opportunities
  • Stable employment conditions: permanent contract of employment (after a 3-month probation period)
  • Cafeteria System (150 PLN monthly) / Multisport
  • Meal vouchers (300 PLN monthly)
  • Life insurance
  • Subsidy for glasses or lenses (500 PLN once every two years)
  • Bonus Plan
  • Language courses
  • Integration Events
  • Financial allowance for remote working (200 PLN net additionally to your payout)
  • Individual development plan
  • Professional training


SD Worx offers you, besides a competitive salary and benefits package, the autonomy and flexibility to take ownership of your work. With the possibilities of flexible working hours, homework, working from other offices, you can organize your own work.

For us, learning and innovating are like breathing, inspiring us to always go beyond.  We offer multiple trainings, and projects where you will learn from experts or in practice. From the start, you will be engaged in your team, where we share knowledge, talents and celebrate our differences.


From many places, we work as one, moving from better to best together.


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