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Job Title:  Associate - GBS Procurement Lead

Job Number:  32287

Country: Costa Rica
Location:
Heredia
Function: Global Business Services
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

 

BAT is evolving at pace - truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT COSTA RICA IS LOOKING FOR AN ASSOCIATE - GBS PROCUREMENT LEAD 

SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Professional

FUNCTION: Finance

LOCATION: Heredia, CR

 

 

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

Creatively evaluates, selects, and applies standard Procurement techniques, procedures, and criteria using judgment in making minor adaptations and modifications. Individual focuses primarily on conventional types of commodities and services.

Reports to: GBS procurement Lead

Geographic Scope: Local

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Performs tactical (non-strategic) sourcing on low spend purchases and/or one-time only purchases with very little or no risk associated (i.e. internal corporate premiums).
  • Analyze quotations and make sourcing recommendations.
  • Support strategic planning and the Procurement process for assigned commodities and services while exercising good business and analytical skills.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain supplier relationships which provide a competitive advantage.
  • Perform spend analysis.
  • Manages special projects and/or assignments as required, using approved guidelines.
  • Serves as back-up to the Ariba Buyer Support team.

 

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Do you have experience in Project Management?
  • Are you fluent in English?

 

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Experience required

  • 2 years of Procurement experience.
  • Previous SAP, RFXs and/or Ariba experience preferred.

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes meaningful priorities; anticipates obstacles and defines alternative strategies; seeks best way to meet deadlines; uses time effectively, delegates appropriately.
  • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, UPS Campus Ship, and other standard office technologies).
  • Modifies approach to reach an objective; suits style to setting/situation; resourceful in finding different approaches; open to new ideas.
  • Demonstrates stability under stress, opposition or change; maintains performance under uncertainty.

 

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • 2- or 4-year degree, preferably in Business or a Procurement-related field, with minimum 2 years of Procurement experience required.
  • CPSM (Certified Professional Supply Management) designation preferred.

 

BENEFICIAL

  • Generates fresh, original concepts and ideas; looks for solutions that may be unusual, unique and/or go outside the boundaries of traditional thought; not constrained by fear of failure or by existing rules or boundaries.
  • Has developed working knowledge of commodities and/or services and the associated processes.

 

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

Contractual Legal Entity: BASS Americas SA (CR12)


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