Mexico City, MX

Category Manager IT Outsourcing

Are you seeking a meaningful development opportunity? Do you want to become a member of a diverse global team? Would you like to advance your career in IT Procurement? We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join IT & Data Procurement Team! 


About the Role   

The IT Outsourcing Category Manager is an experienced procurement expert that has deep category expertise (incl. application development & maintenance, infrastructure outsourcing, operations and IT services) and understands how to implement viable procurement solutions considering the software development lifecycle in the content of a reinsurance environment. In addition, agile methodology sourcing and implementation experience with proven complex contract negotiation experience is a must. 


The individual will be able navigate ambiguity and bring strong partnering skills and the ability to influence business partners at various levels throughout the Swiss Re organization. 


As part of the IT Outsourcing (ITO) Procurement team and working closely with the wider Group Procurement networks and vendors globally, you will drive procurement initiatives to meet overall supply/demand requirements whilst implementing sustainable cost reduction and service improvements globally in-line with business and or IT domain expectations. 


Key responsibilities include: 

  1. Category Strategy Development & Execution 

  1. Sourcing Strategy Development & Execution 

  1. Vendor Negotiations & Management, Contract Management 

  1. Category Knowledge Contribution 


About the Team 

As part of the IT & Data Procurement Team, the ITO Procurement team is globally accountable for end-to-end sourcing activities and development of Swiss Re's sourcing strategy for its respective categories of spend. We, along with our Swiss Re business partners and through established Sourcing networks, execute this strategy to deliver value, improve quality, optimize cost and mitigate risk in the supply chain. ITO accounts for ~ $400mUSD in annual spend and are the primary categories managed by this team. 


About You 

We are looking for a candidate who: 

  • Has a bachelor’s degree in science, technology or business administration. We have a strong preference for CIPS or similar professional qualification 

  • Has excellent command over English language, other language is desirable 

  • Has ideally ten (10) years of Sourcing experience in the insurance, re-insurance or financial services industry 

  • Whose capability of category, demand and vendor management is on an advanced level 

  • Has very good comprehension of Sourcing systems 

  • Possesses well-developed interpersonal skills 

  • Has strong focus on customer and excellent advisory skills and is able to effectively collaborate with internal customers and external vendors 


The ideal candidate demonstrates behaviors consistent with Swiss Re leadership imperatives focused on driving sustainable performance and continuous improvement. 


If it sounds like this is the role for you, send us your CV, and we look forward to meeting you! 


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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.



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