Iliana Chronopoulou

Sr Procurement Manager CEE at Microsoft
End-to-end procurement process management, analyzes bids, identifies and evaluates appropriate suppliers through the performance of RFPs and makes best value recommendations with respect to cost effectiveness, quality and specification requirements. Strategic leadership to create professional function that contributes to drive growth, productivity & profitability by enhancing company’s brand. Drive increased efficiency throughout the Area by reducing cost, risk and enhancing value from supplier. Responsibility to engage with business stakeholders and local LT management teams including senior executives, to identify and share business opportunities, challenge existing supplier relationships and secure agreement on initiatives and ability to provide clear status overviews and report on initiative impact and results. Transform stakeholders into partners and generate new business opportunities. Design & Establish well executed and professional procurement processes that include strong internal controls to mitigate risk (risk management, SOX etc), annual action plan. Create and lead an impactful and inspiring stakeholder training program to ensure deep understanding of internal processes and policies making those vital part of their daily operation. Manage high risk vendors, due diligence, vetting, vendor audits, contract management & compliance. Identify opportunities to target supplier aggregation and program strategies which delivers effective and efficient use of suppliers while managing risk Management of outsourcing procurement professionals. Hold the role of Compliance PointOfContact/Advisor in MS Procurement WW Digital Transformation ambassador. Implementation of Procurement & e-Sourcing tools