Strategic Purchasing Manager - Indirect

07 Mar 2018
06 Apr 2018
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Marketing, Media
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Purchasing Manager / Einkäufer, Indirect Services - FTSE 100 Organization

Location - Frankfurt / Dusseldorf / Munich / Hamburg

Contact - Rikard,

Reference - 1711-11.5

One of the global leaders in the FTSE 100 is currently growing its global procurement function and currently looking to hire a Strategic Purchasing Manager to lead the development of all indirect procurement categories in Germany. This position requires someone with proven experience in procurement who can operate autonomously and would be comfortable working in a highly dynamic and changing environment to single-handedly manage indirect procurement projects and act as an ambassador to procurement for the German market. You should have a proven background in procurement covering indirect categories such as: facilities, fleet, travel, marketing or other services. You will be the key point of contact for Procurement in Germany and directly manage all key internal and external relationships for the business, reporting directly to the CPO who is based in Spain.

This role can be based in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Munich or Hamburg but will require regular travel across all the offices in Germany. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing EMEA procurement team which will also lead to more team leadership responsibilities within the first 12-18 months.

As the Strategic Purchasing Manager / Einkäufer, Indirect Services your responsibilities will include:-

  • Developing and implementing strategic procurement agreements with key suppliers
  • Managing supplier relationships and performance in a highly client-facing environment
  • End to end strategic sourcing activity of Indirect procurement categories
  • Working to develop procurement from a "ground-up" approach in a greenfield operation

Key skills required for the Strategic Purchasing Manager / Einkäufer, Indirect Services:-

  • Proven experience in strategic sourcing of indirect categories such as facilities, utilities, travel, marketing and/or services
  • Highly ambitious and personable with the confidence to work in a client facing position
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, growing and changing environment with a high degree of ambiguity
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills to develop internal business relationship
  • Degree education and fluency in German are a pre-requisite

If you are looking for a position to develop your career in procurement with a long-term view than this position is an excellent opportunity for you to do so. If you feel you meet the above criteria please apply for the position with your most up to date CV to Rikard at:

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