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Global Purchasing Manager Directs

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Baden-Württemberg
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 363503/006_1554480702
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 05/04/2019


A leading and multinational Medical Devices organisation are looking for a Global Category Manager Directs to work on an exciting new project based in the global HQ, in the Baden-Wurttemberg area, Germany.

We are currently supporting this organisation in their search for an experienced Procurement professional to work in as a team, developing global strategies with new stakeholders. You'll have the opportunity to make your name known within the company, in their recently centralised HQ.

The organisation is rapidly growing and fast paced, working globally from Europe to America, and is continuing to extend their production!


    • You will be working at their HQ in Baden-Wurttemberg; working globally with Senior Directors to ensure smooth processes throughout the procurement function.
    • Developing and executing global strategies in all areas of the Direct commodities.
    • Sourcing out new suppliers and developing new partnering business to find the best savings in your area of spend; as you work completely autonomously.
    • Risk Prevention incl. Project sourcing / Incontinence (OP Clothing and Draping products, Gloves or Hot melt, Elastics, PE-Films, Laminates, Examination Gloves, Surgical Gloves Superabsorber, trading stock, Non-woven)
    • Define global category strategy incl. internal stakeholder and supplier strategy

Skills and Experience Required

    • Strong educational background
    • Strong experience working within the Procurement function; ideally 5+ years of experience
    • Proven strategic experience
    • Good knowledge of purchasing Direct/ Raw Materials - and can come from any industry
    • Strong analytic mind set
    • Must speak C1 German or higher

What this Job Offers You

  • Opportunity to shape a centralised procurement organisation.
  • Opportunity for rapid growth and progression within a fast-growing company.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and international environment across a wide number of functions.
  • Opportunity to work for one of the largest and globally known globally.
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