Regional Lead, Regional Sourcing Operations Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Regional Sourcing Operations Lead

The Regional Sourcing Operations Lead is responsible for the end-to-end sourcing of the content (static and dynamic) within a specified region and defines and executes the strategy to be applied in the region to deliver the required sources against the agreed road map and business unit requirements. The Regional Sourcing Operations Lead is accountable for the sourcing activities in the defined region, is responsible to contribute to the overall quality and competitiveness of the regional Maps product portfolio and is responsible for the management of personnel, operational budget and sourcing projects within a specified region.

The regions are: Western and Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, North America, Latin America, Africa, South-Asia and the Middle East, North and East Asia, Oceania.

Sounds interesting?

Here is a little taste of your challenge:

  • Relates to the different Map Product Units, Product Marketing, Business Units and major customers to understand the market expectations in terms of content requirements for the Region. Contributes to the development of regional business cases towards higher management.
  • Defines the content sourcing strategy of the Region on basis of the sourcing requirements defined by the various Map Product Units.
  • Manages the regional and sub-regional teams, focusing on the motivation and performance of the employees.
  • Strives for optimization of organizational performance and leads change management within the Region.
  • Oversees content sourcing activities for the Region and ensures adherence to approved budget, quality, and delivery standards.
  • Initiates and promotes innovation in technology processes, business models and operational models.
  • Pilots and scales alternative sourcing approaches based on crowdsourcing, guided community, trusted partnerships etcetera.
  • Ensures efficient deployment of sourcing tools and processes developed by Map Product Units.
  • Manages high level and/or strategic sourcing contacts (strategic or trusted partners and/or governmental organizations) in close collaboration with Partnership Development.
  • Promotes the interchange of ideas and developments between the countries and with other regions.

What we expect from you:

  • University degree required. Preferred: Master Degree in Technology/Engineering complemented with a postgraduate degree in Business Administration or Economy.
  • Professional experience of at least 10 years in managing complex projects; business development experience; people management of distributed teams; supplier management; budget management.
  • Management skills: knowledge and capabilities required for harmonising, integrating and managing activities and functions in the Regional Content Operations teams. It involves planning, organising, coordinating, directing, executing, controlling over time.
  • Human Relation skills: skills needed to co-operate with and influence individuals and groups, within and outside the organisation in order to achieve results with and through people.
  • Communication skills: skills required to influence and lead teams and individuals, to interact and negotiate with external parties, suppliers and partners.
  • Computer skills: advanced knowledge of all MS Office tools (i.e.Word, Powerpoint, Excel); various internal business planning and operational tools; basic understanding of GIS tools such as ArcGIS and QGIS; basic understanding of internal TT sourcing tools.
  • Intercultural skills: skills required to understand and handle cultural differences in an efficient manner.
  • Language skills: Proficiency in English, both verbal and written.
  • Region-specific language skills: e.g. Spanish/Portuguese in Latin America, Russian in Eastern Europe & Central Asia, Chinese in North-East Asia.

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