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Procurement team Lead

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main (60488), Hessen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 450303/001_1562000708
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 01/07/2019

We are working with a leading supplier to the aerospace industry on a Head of procurement vacancy responsible for a direct team of 5+ FTE as part of a procurement and supply chain transformation project. The role will require experience sourcing direct materials including, textiles, metals and plastics.

The role:

  • Responsibility for managing your own direct team of procurement professionals

  • Manage the commodity strategy for direct material

  • Create new supplier channels and manage global relationships with existing suppliers and internal stakeholders

  • Leading negotiation of critical, long-term contracts

  • Build and shape procurement department in line with long term strategic sourcing model

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Strong operational and strategic procurement experience with direct material

  • Ability to work with a complex, global supplier base

  • Direct team management experience within a procurement function

  • Excellent negotiation, leadership and motivational skills

  • Existing knowledge of direct material suppliers within a manufacturing environment

  • Fluent in English and German

Successful candidates who can demonstrate strong leadership and want to help shape a fast moving procurement function will be an ideal fit for this transformational position in a unique sector of the aerospace environment. The role will directly report to the head of global sourcing and will directly contribute to the strategic development of the sourcing function.


  • Directly impact the long term success of a growing procurement function

  • Travel opportunities globally across Europe and Asia

  • Direct management of a strong commodity focused team

  • Compeditive pension and bonus scheme

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