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Procurement Domain Expert

Date: Nov 20, 2021

Location: Leiden/Oestgeest, South Holland, NL, 2342 BH

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Short Description


At the heart of our success is investing in talent and valuing the diversity of our people. To drive breakthrough innovation and top performance, we aim to develop and engage employees through effective talent management, career development and workplace health and safety programs.
By joining IFF, you could be part of a diverse team of highly passionate people who never stop imagining, always curious and committed to creating a better future for all. 


The role will report into our IT Integrated Operations (IO) Organization (Procurement). In this role you will be responsible for creating and maintaining the strategic partnership between Business needs and Technology needs driving implementation, alignment, and execution in Procurement. 



Key Responsibilities:
•    Owns project portfolio and drives alignment across the businesses mapping requirements to delivered solutions
•    Ability to analyze and perform basic or complex configuration within SAP Procurement 
•    Ability to document user requirements, design specifications, system configurations, and test plans
•    Assist in the design and delivery of new and/or improved systems functionality 
•    Identify opportunities and implement solutions for process improvements and estimate benefits to ensure standardization, simplification, and integration 
•    Drive efforts to refine business process improvements and the innovative use of integrated systems.
•    Champion governance, alignment, and communication of Best Practice 
•    Provide second level support to key users for day-to-day problem resolution, including developing and executing occasional on-going training.
•    Develop and maintain N&H key user networks across regions, functional groups, business units, sites etc
•    Ablity to lead projects through design, testing, and implementation 



- Experience in ECC SAP Procurement and Integrated Modules
- Experience in supporting Procurement Applications (SRM, Zycus, Ariba, Elemica, EDI)
 Preferred experience in S/4 HANA 
- Knowledge of supporting applications 
- Experience in Project portfolio/lifecycle management
- Experience working in a similar role within an international organization
- Experience working with external vendors and managing virtual teams
- 7+ years of experience in similar role
- Bachelor’s or master’s degree preferred
- Highly organized and self directed to prioritize and multi-task effectively
- Must have ability to drive 
- Must have excellent communication skills and goal-oriented attitude
 Must be willing to travel



-  Decision Making: You can function in a highly dynamic environment without pre-defined structures. You can identify risks and quickly grasp upcoming issues, make the right analysis, and develop risk calibrated alternatives before taking action. 
-  Communicating with Impact: You communicate in a clear, succinct, and compelling manner to a variety of audiences. 
-  Business Acumen: You understand the business strategies, priorities, and goals, and utilize a pragmatic approach to provide expert knowledge and advice to advance the agendas.
-  Working Approach: You have time management and organizational skills necessary to independently manage and appropriately prioritize workload, and to meet deadlines and goals. Self-motivation and team working are key, as is critical attention to detail, deadlines, and awareness. 
-  Languages: fluency in English is a must; command of other languages is a plus.


LOCATION : Sites in Netherlands

We are continuously evaluating incoming applications and look forward to receiving your application and CV in English ASAP.