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Allianz Global Investors is the asset management subsidiary of Allianz SE. We are one of the world’s leading active asset managers with over 600 investment professionals in 25 offices worldwide, managing more than EUR 500 billion in assets for individuals, families and institutions.
Active is how we create and share value with clients. We believe in solving, not selling, adding value beyond pure economic gain. We invest long-term, drawing upon our broad and innovative investment expertise, and leveraging resources globally to ensure a superior client experience wherever they are based and whatever their investment needs.
Active is: Allianz Global Investors
We are searching for a new team member for our Strategic Procurement team to join as a Global Category Manager for IT/Professional Services. You will have responsibility for a broad portfolio of services and products, including accountability for development and executing on (sub-) category procurement strategies and global sourcing RFP/RFI projects (this includes contractual and commercial negotiations). You will also collaborate with senior management to develop and improve supplier relationships.
The incumbent will lead strategic initiatives and drive the end-to-end sourcing processes for off and near shoring, services and product contracts. You will deliver value beyond financial contribution and service quality, especially with regard to innovation.
You will develop trusting and effective relationships with senior stakeholders, aligning category strategies and objectives to earn stakeholders respect and serve as trusted advisor. You will also develop and handle strategic supplier relationships, in close collaboration with the vendor management functions and build strong external business relationships to ensure delivery of the category goals to improve vendor value beyond vendor performance.
You will take ownership for the source to contract process for your individual area of responsibility by managing business demand and making key decisions on sourcing strategies and supplier selection processes. In addition you will lead complex negotiations and contracting. You will closely collaborate with Allianz Category Management as a member of One Procurement Team at Allianz.
You are committed to creating value for our clients so that they can meet their financial objectives throughout their lives. You embrace a collegial culture based on strong values, take individual responsibility, and are dedicated to mastering challenging tasks. You aspire to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you since, Active is: Allianz Global Investors.