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Bratislava, SK


Sourcing Execution Specialist - non-IT Services (PS&HR) 

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?


About the Role

You as a Sourcing Specialist (SP) will bring experienced sourcing and procurement services to internal customers in EMEA region primarily, in area of Professional Services & HR Services (PS&HR) as well Property and Business Services (P&BS). You will support a variety of initiatives to reduce costs and support sourcing processes that improve the quality of goods and services provided to internal customers by third parties and work to ensure that all vendors serving Swiss Re help the organization meet its business goals.


Responsibilities of the team include:


  • We manage/support commercial negotiations for assigned business cases
  • We manage the contract process, conduct legal reviews and due diligence as assigned
  • We execute comprehensive RFx process and support internal customers in timely manner
  • We manage suppliers within supported categories and commodities, e.g. recruiting, consulting, contractors, learning and development, employee benefits, international assignees, external audit, financial services, business process outsourcing, claims and legal services, hard and soft facility services, real estate, utilities, postage, offsite record storage, food and beverages, constructions, travel&events, real estate consultancy, sponsoring and donations, memberships and subscriptions etc.  (including contract negotiations, supplier evaluation and development, vendor management, necessary due diligence etc.)
  • We review and approve purchase orders in internal systems; ensure that accurate contract and contract conditions are in place
  • We cooperate with the Category and Regional Manager in developing the demand forecast for the sourcing category or assigned business cases



About the Team

You will be part of the EMEA Regional Sourcing Team in Bratislava, a unit within Global Business Solutions. Sourcing is a global Team spread across the globe. We have access to the global Sourcing Network and exposure to global, regional and local Business partners. We collaborate with Category and Regional Sourcing in area of PS&HR Services and P&B Services. 


About You

  • You have a bachelor’s or master´s degree preferably economics or business administration.
  • You have around 3-4 years of experience in sourcing of Professional services (PS) & HR services, partially in Property&Business services (Facility) in a global organization with multi-million Euro contracts.
  • You have strong negotiations skills and can demonstrate focused delivery of significant cost savings/service improvements in assigned business case.
  • You have sound knowledge of PS&HR players as well as Facility vendors, key market trends, commercial drivers, cost levers in mentioned categories and commodities.
  • You are experienced in negotiating commercially and contractually with global vendors.
  • You have hands-on procure to pay process experience (Requirements Capturing, Market Analysis, Vendor Evaluations, Due Diligence, Risk Assessment, Commercial & Contractual negotiations etc.)
  • You have sophisticated verbal and written command of English (other language is desirable, German would be helpful)
  • You have excellent Business partner management skills and the ability build, maintain and grow relationships in a virtual environment.
  • You are naturally proactive, a problem solver, able to navigate ambiguity and passionate about customer outcomes. 


Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. *


*We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.


We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.


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Reference Code: 91741 


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