General Information

Area: Procurement

Location: Poland

City: Krakow

Contract Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full-time

Date published: 28-Oct-2019

Ref #: 77

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


Department / Location

IAG GBS Group Procurement

Number of direct reports


Employment Status


Budget responsibility

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 way of effective team working.

·      Ability to priorities 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 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: working knowledge of Spanish is particularly important.

·      Experience using e-technology in all aspects of the supply chain.

·      Demonstrated experience in a procurement buying role, or the mind-set required to effectively procure products and services.

·      Able to identify opportunities where e-procurement systems can be developed to improve 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.

This role will be based primarily in IAG GBS Krakow office but a Buyer is expected to travel to any worldwide location and to work from any other location within the world at the Company's discretion.