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Procurement Sourcing Specialist


What are we looking for?


This new role will support the internal Procurement team to create and implement our Procurement & Sourcing management strategy. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of all spend categories. Knowledge of the financial services sector would be an advantage. Excellent market & supplier knowledge and best practice using most appropriate sourcing methods.


Is key to have the experience more than 5 years managing stakeholders in complex situations.

The selected candidate will demonstrate strong sourcing strategy skills and use these effectively to ensure business risks are minimized, contractual value is maximized, and appropriate governance is established & managed. A key deliverable will be to manage the year on year cost reduction efforts and actually deliver these cost savings against agreed targets.


The ideal candidate will be in charge of supporting the implementation process of a category management strategy locally as well as aligned where applicable with global strategies in order to drive cost savings and efficiencies across our different spend categories (IT, HR, Marketing, Facilities, Corporate Professional Services, etc.).


Your day to day will consist of:


  • Ensuring that all spends are sourced and managed in accordance with appropriate Zurich governance and risk policies.
  • Driving the Zurich cost reduction effort and delivering realisable cost savings for the business
  • Execute sourcing events using current Coupa System
  • Establish spend profile across the relevant categories.
  • Contributing to the development of each category plan, including current and future demand.
  • A source of expert market & supplier knowledge for each spend category
  • Gather qualitative & quantitative data as required from internal & external networking/benchmarking.
  • Building and maintaining strong working relationships with operational and senior stakeholders, to fully understand and help shape business requirements.
  • Establishing cross functional teams to review & challenge current state and deliver innovative sourced solutions.
  • Reducing the cost of sourced solutions, by implementing strategies around demand challenge, joint process improvement and restructuring supplier relationships as appropriate.


What do we need?


In order to be considered for this position, you must have proven sourcing and procurement management skills with the ability to interact, converse and share ideas effectively with colleagues and suppliers at all levels of our business.


As part of the selection process, the successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate the Behaviors and criteria below:


  • Team-oriented, with proved collaboration and leadership skills.
  • Action oriented with a capacity to drive change and addresses challenges energetically
  • Experienced Project manager
  • Highly self-motivated and directed coupled with a strong client service orientation
  • 5 years or more, experience in procurement & sourcing, with relevant category management level roles, in large/medium sized organisations
  • Familiar with on-line sourcing tools and market leading sourcing approaches, specially Coupa Tool or similar
  • Ability to efficiently manage large volumes of spend data and establish clear & effective recommendations quickly and present these to senior business stakeholders.
  • Capacity to proactively engage with the business and supply market and be prepared to robustly challenge current thinking within the business.
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • High level presentation and communication skills with articulate report writing skills for executive level review.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with both internal customers and external vendors and suppliers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both English and Spanish (native and/or full proficiency).
  • Knowledge of insurance/finance business environment, service requirements and culture will be additional value.


For being from zurich

At Zurich we want to take care of you and these are some of your benefits:

- Flexible compensation.

- Restaurant card.

- Home office voucher.

- Flexwork.

- Pension plan - Life insurance.

- Bank and insurance offer.

- Discount in gyms.

- Zurich Sports Club, free registration for marathons and popular races.

- Free English classes.


About us


Our nearly 55,000 employees in more than 215 countries and territories are the foundation of our success. They are the ones who enable companies and communities to confront a world of risk with confidence. Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You would give them confidence and peace of mind by protecting what they love the most. It is a great challenge, but you will have the support of a great international team that is ready to help you so that you can reach your full potential and thus fulfill our promises.



We have already started and we are changing the way of making insurance. For this we need talented people, the desire to learn and passion! Will you join us?


"Zurich, 15 consecutive years as Top Employer"



Zurich Insurance has the policy to be an equal opportunity employer. We aim to attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to criteria such as race/ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

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