Working at BAT: British American Tobacco is a market leading, global organization with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks for our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace. Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands. If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you'll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too. Job purpose and key deliverables: Support the negotiation process for goods and / or services required by tactical stakeholders ensuring compliance to landscape and purchasing policy; Find the best suppliers available in the market ensuring that the terms of the deal are favorable for the company on criteria such as: Price, freight, payment terms, quality, duration, presentation, performance, economy of use, time of delivery, warranty, service and maintenance; Comply with on-time delivery and quality of the information required by the Local, Regional and Global Purchasing; Monitor and evaluate the performance of suppliers to ensure that the needs of the organization in terms of goods and services are met; Ensure visibility (through the Purchasing system) on the price list negotiated with suppliers, contracts and SLAs; Update the procurement system with price agreements, suppliers, payment terms and delivery times; Track and monitor purchase orders to provide the necessary information to stakeholders; Ensure all information regarding purchase orders and negotiations is up to date and recorded for audit purposes; Ensure optimization of the information contained in the various support systems such as SAP Purchasing, E-Sourcing, Emptoris and IBTT; Build strong internal and external business relationships to ensure the delivery of a high quality service; Ensure a smooth flow of communication needed for a successful sourcing process, identify opportunities to improve the procurement process. Essential requirements: Good knowledge of Procurement processes, methods and techniques; Understanding of the dynamics of sourcing management; Good negotiation and influencing skills; A focus on service delivery and savings; Ability to develop and maintain effective partnerships; Good judgment to identify, assess and resolve issues; solve problems in a hand-on, insightful and collaborative manner; Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills; Ability to engage with various stakeholders at all levels of the organization both within the group and externally; Creative, emotionally intelligent, resilient and effective working under pressure; English & Russian (spoken and written), business level.