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Purchasing Director, Business Unit

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: München (80335), Bayern
  • Salary: €180000 - €240000 per annum + car, pension, negotiable
  • Job reference: 403333/001_1554811823
  • Sector: Procurement Processes, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 09/04/2019

The role:

I'm currently supporting a leading tier 1 automotive company who is looking for a Purchasing Director who would be responsible for 3 different business units. The business units include Powertrain, Engine, Robotics & Automation. The company has 30,000+ employees globally, and well known as they have a proven record of success in a competitive market, they are a market leader in innovation. This position requires leadership and the ability to think outside of the box. The successful individual will need to demonstrate leadership qualities to overcome any complex obstacles and projects worldwide.


  • Responsible for 3 business units, approx 800+ million spend
  • In charge of 10 people directly, and 30 indirectly
  • Reporting directly to Vice president of purchasing and CPO
  • Finding the gap in the market to reduce costs and improve organisational performance
  • Implementing purchasing strategy for different business units
  • In charge of communicating with various stakeholders internally and externally
  • 40% travel

Skills Experience Required

  • Relevant degree, mechanical engineering is preferred
  • 12 - 20 years of experience in Automotive (Procurement)
  • Experience with managing a team globally
  • Proven record in procurement and negotiations with suppliers globally

The key benefits of the role include:

  • Travel opportunities worldwide
  • Senior management development training programs
  • Market leading salary
  • Company retirement plan
  • Health care, insurance, company stock
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