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Sourcing Manager

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Job description

As a Sourcing Manager you will work cross functionally with the Category Managers and internal / external stakeholders in the domain of IT & PS (professional services) Procurement with a spend of over 500m USD per year. You will in particular focus on the needs of our digital units and partner to achieve their ambitious growth and innovation aspirations.

YARA is looking for ambitious and curious individual that wish to be part of a diverse workforce and support transforming Yara into a The Crop Nutrition Company of the Future and Procurement leader in their industry and beyond. The role is located in Vilnius, Lithuania.

You will be responsible for:

  • Support the Global Category Managers by determining opportunities for the development and execution of the IT category strategies making use of data market insights, data analytics and industry/ internal knowledge;
  • Conduct contract negotiations, tenders (RFP/RFI’s) and manage the contract review / approval / records management processes;
  • Contribute and adhere to procurement policies and procedures to improve the compliance agenda and drive best practices;
  • Manage, maintain and develop relations with main suppliers and partners. Continuously look to improve vendor performance whilst also optimizing the supplier cost base and innovation pipeline;
  • In addition to delivering against cost savings targets, adopt a total cost of ownership mindset to drive new ways of working with the business and suppliers that add value;
  • Build close working relationships with your cross-functional stakeholders and lead a selection of initiatives, including business case development, to deliver value in line with Yara’s strategy;
  • Challenge the status quo of traditional procurement methods, defining processes and finding new ways of working to source and contract with digital suppliers in a leaner, faster way (including agile sourcing approaches, contracting, and onboarding activities);
  • Demonstrate perseverance and tenacity, and the ability to communicate compelling and well thought out solutions to complex problems;
  • Create an environment that fosters teamwork, collaboration, openness, respect, and drive to challenging the status quo.


  • University degree (preferably in Technology or Business);
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant work experience in Procurement and IT (technical experience plus business/ project management);
  • Thorough understanding of the vendor landscape in the IT global marketplace (including both large and niche players), in particular providers of digital and application services;
  • Has implemented / has an understanding of agile sourcing processes;
  • Experience in working across cultural and geographical boundaries;
  • English fluency;
  • Ability to drive change and to maintain a high level of trust;
  • Bridge-builder with a ‘yes, we can’-attitude, and a collaborative, outcomes focused and pragmatic style;
  • Experience working with and/or in a start-up environment would be an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of Source to Pay software, including SAP Ariba, Coupa and Jaggaer would be an advantage.
  • Based in Lithuania or willing to relocate.

We offer

  • Diverse team;
  • Remote work option;
  • Development and career progression;
  • Continuous improvement culture;
  • Team building events;
  • Health insurance from day one;
  • Eco-friendly office with game room, fruits, tea and coffee.


From 2400 eur/mon. gross


Alliance for Recruitment is the largest recruitment consultancy in Lithuania measured by capacity, number of successful placements and annual growth. We are a high performing team of recruitment experts from various different industries.Our client – Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet, to fulfill its vision of a collaborative society, a world without hunger and a planet respected. Our crop nutrition solutions and precision farming offerings allow farmers to increase yields and improve product quality while reducing environmental impact. Our environmental and industrial solutions improve air quality and reduce emissions, and are key ingredients in the production of a wide range of products. We foster an open culture of diversity and inclusion that promotes the safety and integrity of our employees, contractors, business partners, and society at large.

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