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Dimitrios ZARAS

Southern EU Contract & Invoice Operations Team Leader
Budapest

Summary

Dedicated professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand.

Overview

4
4
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification
3
3
Languages

Work History

Southern EU Contract & Invoice Ops Team Leader

Diageo
Budapest
2022.04 - Current
  • Responsible for people management in 4 different countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece).
  • Responsible for mitigating the risk of attrition in a business with >15M turnover.
  • Support the implementation and standardization of complex projects across CIO organization.
  • Responsible for providing quality assurance in all Contract and invoice Operations activities.
  • Coordinating and facilitating the simplification.

Europe Senior Sourcing Specialist | Diageo

Budapest - June 2016 - April 2016

  • Liaise as the key element between the Sourcing and the Marketing Procurement Teams, aligning and executing the category strategy by standardizing the Procurement approach in different countries of responsibility.
  • Responsible for Mitigating the tail spend for non-preferred suppliers by 30%, for 5 different Marketing Buying Categories.
  • Facilitated the successful implementation of Marketing Marketplace in the Coupa purchasing platform.


Sourcing & Sales Business Analyst

Lexmark International, Inc. · Fixed Term Contract
Budapest
2015.05 - 2016.05
  • Evaluated new supplier capabilities to significantly reduce risks, improve operational visibility and create greater value for products and services.
  • Supported gross profit goals by negotiating and controlling costs, lead times, freight terms and purchase quantity requirements.
  • Collaborated with finance, procurement and operations leaders on global sourcing projects.

Accounts Payable Analyst - Greek Entity

General Electric Global Growth Operation
Budapest
2012.11 - 2015.04
  • Keep track of all payments and expenditures, purchase orders, invoices, and statements.
  • Successfully implementation of a new process that decreased the number of open invoices by 23% in the first month of operation.
  • Reconciliation of processed work and maintenance of historical records.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

University of Leicester
Leicester, United Kingdom
2001.04 -

Diploma - Marketing & Business

Greek Management Association College
Athens, Greece
2001.04 -

Skills

    People Management

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Languages

English

Greek

Italian

Certification

The Gap Partnership (Negotiation Training)

Accomplishments

  • General Electric: Clear Thinker Award In recognition of exceptional Analytical skills demonstrated.
  • Xerox Corporation :122% of Annual Sales Target (Sales Department)


Timeline

Southern EU Contract & Invoice Ops Team Leader

Diageo
2022.04 - Current

The Gap Partnership (Negotiation Training)

2020-04

Sourcing & Sales Business Analyst

Lexmark International, Inc. · Fixed Term Contract
2015.05 - 2016.05

Accounts Payable Analyst - Greek Entity

General Electric Global Growth Operation
2012.11 - 2015.04

Bachelor of Science - Business Administration

University of Leicester
2001.04 -

Diploma - Marketing & Business

Greek Management Association College
2001.04 -
Dimitrios ZARASSouthern EU Contract & Invoice Operations Team Leader