Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) is a World Class independent provider of global factory-to-dealer transport solutions for the automotive, agricultural and construction equipment industries.
The company also specializes in handling complex project cargoes such as rail cars, power generators, mining equipment and yachts. WWL's sophisticated supply chain management services ensure an efficient integration of ocean transportation, inland distribution, terminal handling and a large comprehensive range of specialized technical services.

Global IT Sourcing Manager

At the head office of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, there is an open position as Global IT Sourcing Manager

High Level Role Description:

The Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for the entire sourcing and contracts process, including implementation of contracts and follow up vendors and vendor relationship deliverables on a continuous basis. WWL has a portfolio of 45 global it-systems with a high degree of sourced services.

The role is responsible for:

  • Securing that WWL have competitive prices from suppliers and sourcing providers
  • Ensures that WWL have systems for performance follow up and KPIs that drive and continuously improve performance
  • Ensure a well defined governance model
  • Ensure continuous dialogue on performance with major suppliers
  • Professional Responsibilities and Authority
  • Lead the Sourcing function in Global IT Operations
  • Responsible for Sourcing and Vendor management for the operations area
  • Responsible for contract negotiations for all global contracts within Global IT Operations
  • Follow up external partners in a professional way; especially WWL´s main outsourcing partners
  • Performance Management for major vendors
  • Focus on continuous improvement in suppliers deliverables
  • Ensure that Business SLA´s are fulfilled and reported to business
  • Responsible for handling all claim situations within Global Infrastructure and Operations

The perfect candidate for this role

  • Has extensive experience in IT-sourcing
  • Has extensive experience in high-level negotiating
  • Holds a Masters degree or equivalent, preferably within IT/ Management
  • Is independent, but also an excellent team player
  • Is hands on and ALWAYS prepared
  • What do you need to know for this position (skills, competence and behaviour)
  • Be a strong team-builder, collaborator and motivator
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Good economic competence
  • Strong supplier management skills and outsourced environmentsAnalytic and structured
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Good understanding of different cultural thinking and way of doing things
  • Good understanding of international business
  • Good interpersonal skills, balance firmness and flexibility
  • Be pro-active, solution oriented and open-minded
  • Excellent English skills
  • Solid experience from international organizations and working with senior global management

The Global Sourcing Manager will participate and contribute positively in the Global Infrastructure and Operations Management team. The role reports directly to VP Head of Global IT-Operations


Contact information

For further information about this position, please contact Mr. Knut Forså, cell phone +47 909 24 341 at Resumé AS – Executive Search & Selection.

We meet your application with resume at wwl@resume.no. Last day for application is December 17. 2012.