Head of Procurement – Athens – PeopleCert

Are you interested in working with a leading education technology player, the global leader in the assessment and certification of professional skills industry with presence in more than 200 countries worldwide? If so, this is the chance to apply now! 📥

PeopleCert is looking for an exceptional and talented individual to join our team as Head of Procurement. The Head of Procurement will coordinate the procurement team and assign tasks upon the Manager’s absence and at the same time to participate in the supply of products and services that are essential for our company’s operations.

Reporting to the VP Procurement & Facilities, they will coordinate the procurement team and contribute to minimization of procurement expenses so that the company maximizes cost efficiency.

As a Head of Procurement your tasks will include the following:

  • Manage the Procurement Team and assign tasks upon absence of the VP Procurement & Facilities
  • Identify sourcing opportunities globally and implement necessary actions to achieve efficiencies
  • Plan and manage all procurement and logistics processes for company’s materials, equipment, supplies and services world wide. Undertake full responsibility for all processes to ensure timely (scheduled) and accurate delivery of goods and services to support the business
  • Organise, set up, run and evaluate RFPs, e-auctions
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers
  • Communicate with suppliers and vendors globally to verify information and/or respond to inquiries, to schedule deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems
  • Monitor suppliers’ performance and lead contract modifications when necessary.

What we look for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Logistics & Supply management or related field
  • Proven experience of minimum 5 years in procurement, preferably in a multinational environment. Team-leading experience is a must
  • Experience in RFP and e-auctions
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail. Ability to balance multiple priorities appropriately
  • Strong multitasking and negotiation skills
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; ability to communicate with technical and non-technical teams and external partners.
  • Excellent command of the English language (C2 level certification desired, LanguageCert C2 LTE or C2 IESOLcertificate would be a plus)
  • Advance computer literacy – MSOffice (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

What we offer:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Work in an international, dynamic and fun atmosphere
  • Two free vouchers for all certifications from PeopleCert’s Portfolio per year for all employees
  • Huge learning experience in using best practices and global environment
  • Constant personal and professional development
  • 100% Virtual Hiring Process

If you want to become a member of our international, dynamic and agile team that creates world leading software products, then we should certainly like to hear from you!

About PeopleCert

PeopleCert is a global leader in assessment and certification of professional skills, partnering with multi-national organizations and government bodies for the development & delivery of standardized exams. Delivering exams across 200 countries and in 25 languages over its state-of-the-art assessment technology, PeopleCert enables professionals to boost their careers and realize their life ambitions.

Quality, Innovation, Passion, Integrity are the core values which guide everything we do.

Our offices in UK, Greece, and Cyprus boast a culture of diversity, where everyone is different, yet everyone fits in. All of us at PeopleCert are committed to the reflection of the diversity and inclusion of our customers and the communities in which we do business.

Working on Home Office (HO) Secure English Language Tests (SELTs)

Any person who is engaged by PeopleCert to work on the SELT service must undergo a Background Check (the results of which must be acceptable to PeopleCert and the HO) prior to commencing their SELT duties. All SELT personnel will be required to complete a declaration (provided by PeopleCert) where the existence of any criminal record and/or bankruptcy must be declared.

If working on the SELT service in the UK, background checks will include:

  • A basic or enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Right to Work in the UK check (including nationality, identity and place of residence)
  • HO security check (Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) or Counter Terrorist Check (CTC)
  • Financial background check
  • Employment reference check.
  • If working on the SELT service anywhere in the world (outside of the UK) personnel will undergo background checks that are equivalent to those stated for the UK.

In addition, if personnel are required to speak to SELT candidates they must be appropriately skilled in English language and, where SELT services are provided anywhere in the world (outside of the UK), the official language of the relevant country.

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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