Procurement Officer/Manager (m-f-d)

Level
Officer/Manager
Location
Bonn
Deadline for application

July 18, 2022

The Mission

FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. For more information on FSC, visit our website at www.fsc.org.

To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world’s forests, we are committed to ensuring we have the world’s most skilled people working with us. This commitment extends to everyone that works in FSC around the world: from those that lead the design of policies and standards, to those that roll out those same policies and standards on the ground, and to those that provide us with backbone to do our work.

 

We are looking for an engaged Procurement Officer/Manager who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.

The Scope

We are looking for you if...

… you like to procure complex third party services such as consulting and marketing services.

...you want to both operationally work in procurement but also conceptionally improve and refine procurement processes and policies?  

As a member of our procurement team, you will be part of the Organizational Effectiveness Unit which is tasked with creating tools, systems and processes that take our organizational effectiveness and efficiency to a new level as we continue to grow while implementing our ambitious Global Strategy.

Main Roles & Responsibilities

  • To serve as first contact for colleagues regarding general questions and inquiries related to the procurement function, its role, and responsibilities.
  • To respond to requests from all FSC units and teams for consulting and professional services.
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  • To conduct RFQ (request for quotation) and RFP (request for proposal) processes for consulting and professional services including negotiation, contract award and framework agreement development.
  • To review and approve relevant sections of consulting contracts in the DocuSign system.
  • To support with the development and improvement of the procurement policy, procedure, and associated documentation.
  • To answer questions concerning the proper implementation of the applicable procurement policies and procedures.
  • Additional Tasks as agreed with the formal supervisor

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

Education and Training:

Relevant training or experience in procurement or a university degree in business administration or procurement.
 

Working Experience, Style, and Skills:

  • 2-5 years of professional experience in working with procurement/ third party services management.
  • Project management experience.
  • Good time management and multi project management skills: Solution and service oriented attitude to work.
  • Experience with financial administration/management.
  • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and structural skills.
  • Bonus: previous experience and capabilities in procurement policy development.

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written),
  • second language a bonus,
  • German is not required.

 

Communication Skills:

  • Inclusive communicator, capable of building sound professional relationships around the world.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills that contribute to cohesive team efforts and decision making.

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week (part time of 70% or more could be considered).
  • Duration of Employment: Temporary contract - 2 years (extension possible)
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible.
  • Travel: No travel is required.

What we offer

 

You will be working for a truly diverse organization: a melting pot of 40+ nationalities under one roof sharing in the mission of protecting the world’s forests.

In addition to social events and complementary tea/coffee you might expect some of FSC’s highlight benefits include sponsoring language classes, LinkedIn Learning access, Kindergarten support, and public transportation fees.

Based in the Rhine Valley and within an hour to Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, there’s plenty to explore with 30 days of vacation and flexible working hours. Assistance with relocation costs to Germany can be provided. 

How to Apply

Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English.

Please do not send any photos of yourself.

The deadline for applications is 16 August 2022.

We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at recruitment@fsc.org.

For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.  

Please be informed, that by applying for this position you automatically accept our Data Protection Information on processing your personal data.

 

We are looking forward to your application!

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