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Indirect Purchasing Project Manager

Date:  23-Sep-2022
Country/Region:  FR
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  35822


For this position, we are seeking a Manager with a deep understanding of Data and Processes Management specifically. The role contain 3 main roles :

  • Indirect Purchasing Data Management
  • Indirect Purchasing Processes & specific tools owner
  • Indirect Purchasing Dashboards & System Manager

We are looking for a someone with a strategic mindset, who is a self-starter, working in autonomy, loves to lead and collaborate while being a team player. Additionally, we expect the candidate to lead and influence top level leaders in a matrix environment and build consensus around strategies. Key aspects of the job will be to maintain existing systems and even more to develop creative mid and long- term solutions including integration of new Forvia entities. This position might include direct or dotted line internal team management, including apprenticing, mentoring/training of other team members.


  • As Data Manager :
    • Expert on Indirect Purchasing Data
    •  Own and manage the data quality 

    • Interface with Data Office to build the Purchasing Onthology  

    • Accountable for the Data complyance on Indirect Purchasing scope

  • As Process Manager : 

    • Implement or improve methodologies to develop continuous improvement 

    • Develop solutions & process set-up to support evolution of purchasing orientations

    • Identify gaps and improvement opportunities  

    • Interface PSP and Procurement Desk to align and drive common governance for procurement 

    • Develop Ariba Guided Buying functionality to better control Purchasing Spend and Strategy adherence 

    • Interface GIS, GBS and Purchasing Excellence Central team for projects management

  • As Dashboards & Systems Manager

    • Provide and maintain Spend and Value Management Reports (PBI) 

    • Support Indirect Purchasing team to track KPIs  and key factors 

    • Be part of the reflection on continous improvement of the global Indirect purchasing landscape



The ideal candidate will have/be :

  • Minimum Education Level: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering of Finance
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an international industrial and highly digital company
  • 3-5 years experience in Data or Process Management supporting business teams transversally



  • Familiar with modeling techniques 

  • Experience with Excel PowerQuery and PowerBI 

  • Experience with SAP BI

  • Knowledge of Ariba

  • Strong understanding of data structuration including concept of hierarchy



  • Ability to work in a complex, fast changing global organizational environment
  • Good understanding of business strategy and plans to ensure alignment
  • Program/project management experience with success in leading strategic initiatives
  • Creative and innovative mindset
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience collaborating with cross-functional teams in in a matrix environment
  • Ability to challenge country business teams regarding existing process 

  • Pragmatic and capable to solve complex issues when translating business operations into data scientist constraints 

  • Ability to drive the change, to onboard business teams 

  • Rigorous, organized, Results oriented

  • Nice to have:- Automotive experience would be an advantage