(Senior) Procurement Specialist

At Jimdo, our mission is to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. Small businesses face new challenges with very little support or recognition. We know how hard this can be, because we have been in their position. That’s where you can help us—by designing intuitive tools to help small businesses solve complex problems.

With a forward-leaning and self-driven attitude, we continue to find new ways to help our customers get their ideas out into the world. As a team, we run at a steady pace to achieve what we aim for. We learn best by gathering data, trying new things, and sometimes even falling down along the way. It’s the lessons we learn in the process that make us better problem-solvers for small business owners.

If you’re motivated by our mission and excited to roll up your sleeves, try new things, learn from mistakes, and make a difference to small businesses around the world, we would love to work with you.


Location

We are happy to invite you to work with us in our office in Hamburg or permanently remote from any location where you are permitted to work from. Wherever your working location of choice will be, we will make sure you get proper onboarding (virtual or in person) and that you are fully equipped to become part of the team from day one.

We will support you in case you would like to relocate to Germany

Your Mission

We love the self-employed and small businesses. That's why we've made it our mission to help small businesses start, grow, and ultimately thrive online. To make that happen, you will become a second member of Jimdo’s procurement team and will play a crucial role to build and evolve this function. You will own the procurement of People Services / HR Ops and be a key contributor to the growth of Jimdo’s remote work ambitions. We are looking for shapers who immediately start to envision how to re-imagine procurement to benefit your customer and implement various lean solutions with focus on speed, automation & cost- optimisation opportunities.



Responsibilities

  • To drive sourcing and procurement of Freelancers (external manpower), Temporary hires, PEOs, Consultants, Coaches and other Personnel Services for Jimdo. Furthermore, you advise on strategic decisions, and guide business units in achieving their goals in a lean & cost effective manner.
  • To negotiate, design and monitor compliant contracts within close collaboration with internal departments, Legal and external partners.
  • To be responsible for supplier relationship management and interact with suppliers on a regular basis.
  • To support the budget owners at Jimdo with your market knowledge and through calculating cost scenarios.
  • To build long lasting relations with partners, ensuring best economic benefit for Jimdo.

Requirements

  • 3-5 years of relevant professional experience and/or a degree in HR, business studies or economics.
  • You have a proven track record in managing sourcing projects, negotiations, contract optimisation, vendor management and tendering.
  • Professional experience in other procurement fields such as IT, Saas, Marketing is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience enable you to successfully manage external and internal stakeholders from diverse backgrounds in a solution oriented way.
  • Mastering English is required, good German is a plus.
  • You are comfortable using digital communication tools in a remote setting e.g. Slack, Google Suite, AdobeSign.
  • You know about the legal constraints of engaging freelancers & temporary hires in Germany and are curious to extend your knowledge in other areas of Procurement.
  • You work in a structured and independent manner and are capable of working in an intense, growing environment where self-motivation is the key. You like to take over new responsibilities and are interested in new technology & above all: process automation.
  • You are a highly motivated team player and are flexible when it comes to new and changing tasks.

Fareed will be happy to receive your application in English or German.

Jimdo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This means that we don’t discriminate based on race or ethnic origin, color, the language(s) you speak, where you (or your parents) are from, or whether or not you consider yourself to have a disability. Neither will your age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, beliefs, or political opinions play a part in your application with us. We’re a diverse team in so many ways, and we love it that way.

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