General Information

Area: Procurement

Location: Poland

City: Krakow

Contract Type: Permanent

Work Schedule: Full-time

Date published: 23-Jan-2020

Ref #: 255

Description and Requirements

Senior Buyer – Ground Handling

Location: Poland - Krakow


  • We are a part of International Airlines Group, one of the world’s leading airline groups flying to over 270 destinations and carrying more than 100 million passengers each year
  • We provide a plug and play platform of scalable, best in class procurement, finance and IT business services to Aer Lingus, Avios, British Airways, IAG, IAG Cargo, Iberia, Iberia Express, LEVEL and Vueling
  • We combine functional expertise with a strong focus on customer service to make our Group stronger, more efficient, more competitive

In addition, you will make an impact in this role by…

·         Implementing category plan strategy as defined by Head of Category and Category Leads by leading the end to end sourcing process.

·         Negotiating with suppliers on all commercial terms (including remote and in-person negotiations).

·         Drafting agreements using IAG GBS contractual templates or supplier contracts (with support from IAG GBS legal team).

·         Working with stakeholders and the Procurement team to prepare RFP specs and structure, agree suppliers, milestones and evaluation criteria.

·         Providing guidelines/methodology to Procurement team for RFP analysis.

·         Developing and manage defined communication channel(s) and/or stakeholder groups (within and outside of Group Procurement).

·         Providing governance and decision making related to external spend with the supply base.

·         Leading specification simplification and alignment activities across all group companies.

·         Providing commercial innovation to internal stakeholders through interaction with the supply base.

·         Working seamlessly with other functions within the Procurement Operations Centre team (POC) to manage the entire sourcing process; Supplier Intelligence, Procurement team and Planning.

·         Working with suppliers to grow and develop supplier markets.

·         Maintaining regular contact with customers and other stakeholders.

To achieve in this role, you are likely to have.. 

·         Proven negotiation record in the multinational environment

·         Experience in legal contract drafting

·         Strong aptitude and knowledge across full commodity lifecycle and awareness of market trends and suppliers

·         Strong business and financial acumen with ability to evaluate, analyse and solve problems

·         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, maintain clear focus and provide direction in constant ambiguity and change, using knowledge, judgment, resilience and courage to resolve conflicting priorities and manage crises

·         Ability to operate effectively in an environment with tight deadlines and finite resource and uncertainty

·         Commitment to service excellence and process improvement

·         Language skills: English mandatory, Spanish as an asset

What we offer

is the chance to be the change leader in a very dynamic industry for a company with over 60 thousand employees.

We have a multicultural environment with an amazing office where you can do your best work

Of course, we take care of our employees by providing them with work life balance, health insurance, pension and performance bonuses. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.