General Information

Area: Procurement

Location: Poland

City: Krakow

Contract Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full-time

Date published: 21-Nov-2019

Ref #: 107

Description and Requirements

Group Procurement
IAG GBS (Global Business Services) is part of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s leading
airline groups, with 546 aircraft flying to over 270 destinations, carrying more than 100 million passengers
each year.
IAG GBS provides a plug and play platform of scalable, best in class procurement, finance and IT business
services to IAG’s operating companies which include Aer Lingus, Avios, British Airways, IAG, IAG Cargo,
Iberia, Iberia Express, LEVEL and Vueling.
The company is headquartered in Krakow, and has operations in London, Madrid, Dublin and Chennai.
Purpose of the role 
Implement the Strategic Sourcing Cycle with the use of procurement tools.
Support the integration and harmonisation of procurement strategies across the Group.
Scope of the role 
Job Grade - 4 
Number of direct reports - 0
Budget responsibility - N/A 
Department /Location - Group Procurement/Krakow
Employment Status -  Permanent
Reporting to - Category Lead 
  • Manage multiple procurement processes and technologies to support the strategic sourcing cycle
  • Recommend and implement new streamlined techniques and processes to improve productivity and efficiency
  • Resolve broad and complex procurement processes and systems
  • Serve as an expert in providing guidance to procurement colleagues on the use of procurement systems
  • Implement simple and clear metrics for governance and success measurement, and performance manages achievement
  • Incorporate and embed the use of procurement technology into all appropriate supply chain activities
  • Lead on procurement projects to drive continuous improvement for the group as delegated by the Procurement Lead
  • Teach procurement processes to others as required
Required Skills, Qualifications & Experience
  • Degree and/or the ability to demonstrate knowledge of working in an international procurement environment
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Ability to write clear, concise management reports and presentations
  • Ability to influence, align diverse views and gain consensus, providing clarity and direction on what is to be achieved and break down barriers that get in the way of effective team working
  • Ability to prioritise and maintain clear focus in constant ambiguity and change
  • Ability to operate effectively in an environment with tight deadlines and finite resource and uncertainty
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage with and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Commitment to service excellence and process improvement
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of the languages of the countries of IAG operating companies is an asset
  • Experience using e-technology in all aspects of the supply chain
  • Demonstrated experience in a procurement buying role, or the mindset required to procure products and services effectively
  • Able to identify opportunities where e-procurement systems can be developed to improve the efficiencies of supply chain activities
  • Up to date with current e-procurement best practice
  • Willingness to travel and work in a multi-site/location environment