IT Business Partner, Procurement

  • Porto
  • Gkn Automotive
Job Title: IT Business Partner, ProcurementAbout Us:GKN Automotive, a global leader in conventional, all-wheel, and electrified drive systems, is shaping the future of the automotive industry. Our ingenious solutions, driven by collaboration and innovation, support over 90% of the world's car manufacturers. Join us as we embark on a transformative journey Role Overview:Collaborate closely with business leaders and IT management to provide strategic guidance across various aspects of the organization's IT function, including infrastructure, applications, security, data, and process management. Key Responsibilities: Elicit complex business requirements using various methods, ensuring alignment with user roles and goals. Conceptualize digital strategy and business change projects, ensuring successful digital innovation engagements. Guide the execution of the digital roadmap, ensuring alignment with business processes and objectives. Provide authoritative advice to senior managers, facilitating the implementation of policy, projects, and change initiatives. Explore and understand external developments, evaluating their potential impact on the organization. Communicate actions needed to implement the function's strategy, aligning with the organization's mission, vision, and values. Collaborate with business leaders to enhance the skills and capabilities of the team. Collaborate on tracking budgets and reporting variances to senior colleagues. To be successful in this position, you will have: Over 10 to 15 years of experience providing expert competence. Knowledge of IT Procurement Technology and Automation (SAP/Ivalua/Coupa and or Ariba) and proficiency in Data-driven Decision Making. Understanding of Risk Management in Procurement and compliance with Automotive Regulations. Expertise in Procurement strategy, cost optimization, and Value Engineering. Strong Negotiation and Change Management skills. Education: Master's Degree or Equivalent Level. Preferred: German or French language skills. Our Offer:Join us in a multicultural environment, contributing to all phases of a global project. Enjoy competitive compensation and benefits, including an annual performance bonus, meal allowance, flexible working culture, birthday off, competitive annual leave allowances, private medical insurance, modern office facilities, unlimited access to LinkedIn learning, Employee Assistance Program, language courses, and ongoing career progression support. We are driving change in our sector, using our talents to lead in finding sustainable solutions for the next phase of the automotive industry. If you are excited about shaping the future of the automotive industry and making a positive impact on the environment and society, come accelerate the future with us.