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Spot Buyer Team Leader

Publish Date:  Apr 8, 2021

San Nicolás, Nuevo León, MX

Company:  Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa € 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.



The Spot Buyer Team Leader is responsible for the success of the entry-level buyers within the strategic procurement organization.   Working with the procurement leadership team, the Manager-Spot Buyer Team ensure that the spot buyers are trained and equipped to carry out their responsibilities.  The Manager-Spot Buyer team also establishes performance metrics against which the team can clearly define a career path within the procurement organization.   The manager-spot buying teams forecasts the effort required across the categories and works to cross-train the spot buyers to ensure that the workload is evenly distributed.


Main Responsibilities

Management and Leadership

  • Manage the day-to-day operation of the Spot Buyer team
  • Design and execute a rigorous onboarding and training program to ensure that all direct reports have the skills required to meet expectations of their role.
  • Guarantee that all Atos global and regional standards and requirements are applied to team’s activities. 
  • Sustain current staffing model to forecast staffing needs; design a strategy to manage peaks in demand to ensure that work is evenly distributed.
  • Maintain adequate staffing, including the identification of suitable candidates to fill open positions.
  • Suggest and recommend members of the team to advance their career within the procurement organization
  • Provide personal guidance and support to each member of the team to review savings projects, catalogs and other critical projects to provide direction and assistance
  • Deploy skills matrix to identify areas of weakness among the team and develop a response to mitigate those weaknesses to enable forward movement within the organization.
  • Work with each member of the team to develop meaningful objectives for each semester. The objectives should relate to the overall direction of the process & operations team goals.
  • Conduct periodic performance reviews for team to provide feedback, identify areas where improvement is needed, and encouragement personal growth.
  • Create and deliver reports to senior leadership as needed     

Continual Improvement

  • Develop and suggest process and operational improvements that would streamline operations, improve customer service, and reduce delays
  • Foster a spirit of innovation among the team, where each team member is comfortable in recommending process improvements.

Service and Efficiency

  • Serve as escalation point for service and delivery delays or failures.  Analyze each escalation to determine remediation to avoid similar escalations.
  • Develop, track and maintain adherence to key performance indicators used to measure the team’s overall service and efficiency.
  • Track all projects assigned, making sure to meet any deadlines required.






Required Capabilities

Technical Abilities

  • Familiarity with Atos procurement process and tools
  • Skilled at the use of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook
  • Excellent English and Spanish language skills; must be able to comfortably communicate in written and spoken English and Spanish
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership

Professional Abilities

  • Knowledge of procurement concepts and terms
  • Basic negotiation and contract terms and conditions knowledge
  • Proven team management and coaching ability
  • Ability to build solid relationships with co-workers and leadership
  • Self-Starter: Must be able to identify areas that need improvement and recommend steps to improve
  • Comfortable in working within a global environment.
  • Proven leadership skills in successfully managing a team.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and listening skills, with a record of successfully providing positive and negative feedback
  • Ability to create and apply easily followed guidelines
  • Experience in working remotely a plus.


Key Relationships and Interfaces

Reports to

  • Procurement Manager-Mexico

Dotted-line reporting

  • Operational Procurement Support Director

Direct Reports

  • Spot Buyer team (approximately 6-9 members)

Internal Stakeholders

  • Atos Accounts Payable Team, Atos Tax Team, Atos Procurement Team, Atos Vendor Maintenance Team, Atos Zero Paper Team, Atos PSO/P2P/Order Desk Teams

External Stakeholders

  • Supplier accounts receivable contacts
  • Supplier sales and relationship contacts


What Success Will Look Like

Management & leadership

  • Team is fully trained and prepared to meet expectations for their role, requiring minimal support from their manager.
  • Team is fully engaged and eager to grow, with members of the team routinely promoted within the strategic organization based upon your commitment to grow their procurement skills
  • Staffing levels are maintained, and workload is evenly distributed
  • Stakeholders routinely recognize you and your team for outstanding service and response time, with zero escalations to procurement leadership for service failures or delays
  • Project deadlines are always met or exceeded

Process & Efficiency

  • Established Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements are exceeded.
  • Process improvement ideas are implemented.
  • Potential problems are anticipated and mitigated before the business is impacted.




Position Level and Expectations Matrix


Leadership Level

  • People Leader


Atos Global Capability Model (GCM) Level

  • GCM 5


Strategic Responsibility

  • Implements strategy through own team


Problem Solving and Issue resolution

  • Makes independent judgements based on analysis of information in straightforward situations


Decision Making

  • Latitude to make decisions outside of established procedures but within policy framework



  • Develops new and adapts existing processes to increase quality and efficiency.  Responsible for implementing new ideas

Your Application
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