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Head of Procurement Germany

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    Frankfurt am Main

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    Josh Uwemedimo

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    +44 (0) 20 3627 2420

  • Published:

    13 days ago

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​Pod Talent are currently working with a Global Chemicals organisation in Germany on Head of Procurement Germany position. In this role, you will be responsible for leading the procurement activities in Germany across all sites. This role will have responsibility across both Direct and Indirect spend in the German sites with focus on Site material purchasing such as Technical Services and Facilities management. This role will also have added responsibility of leading activities on an international perspective across their Nordic and Eastern European sites.

This business is the leader in its market and the centre of innovation in their industry. With 55 production sites globally across every continent, they are a growing international organisation that has a healthy 3% growth on revenue last year to just over EUR11bn; a notable achievement in such unprecedented times. An 11,000 employee strong business, they offer a collaborative environment and a culture that promotes changing the status quo.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Procurement of Goods and Services for German sites

  • Manage risk by analysing current/future procurement market conditions

  • Optimise existing supplier contracts

  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with key suppliers, providing high level of issue resolution where necessary

  • Negotiation of purchasing conditions, strategic sourcing, supplier management and contract management

  • Establish and evaluate performance metrics of categories and own cost saving results

  • Lead team of 4 people

Key Requirements:

  • Degree level educated in relevant discipline e.g. Business, Economics, Engineering, Supply Management or Operations.

  • 8+ years experience purchasing Site Goods and services with experience leading a small team

  • Strong background within a Manufacturing environment

  • Fluent English and German is a must

  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of financial analysis

  • Self motivated & hard worker

  • Growth Mindset

Sound interesting? Please apply now or give Josh Uwemedimo a call on 02038796983 to discuss further.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.