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Lead Buyer - Direct Materials

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Berlin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 28.02.2018
  • Sector: Manufacturing, Manufacturing, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 28/02/2018
Lead Buyer – Directs

A manufacturing company is expanding their procurement function and is now looking for a lead buyer for direct materials, including metals, plastics, rubber, glass and electronics. The role is based in Berlin, Germany, and will allow you to create, execute and manage your own buying strategies across different categories. This is a Greenfield position which means you will be building the procurement function with the help of Head of Purchasing; it is a big responsibility. Therefore, the company is seeking someone who has expertise in negotiation and handling of key suppliers as well as someone who is decisive and uses their intuitive and comfortable with the responsibility of building a function.  


The Role:

–      Responsible for the creation and implementation of strategies for Direct materials  

–      Responsible in executing and managing purchasing for Direct materials

–      Establish and build exceptional stakeholder and suppliers relationships;

–      Source general and technical components according to the specifications of requirements received from stakeholders

–      Leading the cost unit optimisation and presents progress in monthly business review

Skills and Experience Required

–      Background in Automotive or Manufacturing industry

–      Fluent in English and German is a must

–      Proven track in sourcing direct spend (metals, plastics, chemicals, etc.)

–      3+ years experience


We are looking for someone with strong leadership capabilities who can manage stakeholders and implement new purchasing strategies, someone who demonstrates proactivity and takes initiative.

You are action-oriented and results driven, and have a passion for focusing on continuous improvement and innovation.


What this Job Offer you:  

-       Travel opportunities.

-       Quick progression.

-       Competitive Salary;

-       Joining an organisation that values quality and sustainable procurement.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion, or contact me directly on: +44 203 6678 358 

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