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Purchasing Manager - Direct Materials

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 408893/001_1552294229
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 11/03/2019

This leading tier 1 automotive company is looking for a Purchasing Manager to define and implement global sourcing strategy and lead negotiation with OEM suppliers. The company is currently in 34 countries in 5 continents focusing mainly on the electronics and e-mobility. This position proven negotiation skills and a level of gravitas to influence c-level executives at some of the largest industrial companies globally. The successful individual will need to demonstrate leadership qualities to overcome complex obstacles and drive growth on a global scale.

Responsibilities:

  • Defining and implementing global sourcing strategy for direct materials (main focus, metals, mechatronic and electrical components)
  • Managing a team globally to source commodities and products to provide to leading OEM clients
  • Identification and implementation of cost reduction potential in cooperation with other departments and suppliers
  • Responsible for 200+ million euro spend in charge of finding and auditing the right suppliers
  • Completing market analysis to reduce costs and improve organisational performance
  • Regular reporting and presentation to senior management on KPI and incumbent supply snap shots
  • Identification and implementation of cost reduction potential in cooperation with other departments and suppliers

Requirements:

  • A degree is a must, engineering is preferred (i.e. industrial, mechanical etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience in Automotive Purchasing
  • Experience with direct materials (i.e. technical components and raw materials)
  • Fluent German & English
  • Proven record in procurement and negotiations with suppliers globally
  • Proven experience in people management

Benefits:

  • Global travel opportunities
  • Management development training programs, access to some of the top professionals in their field
  • Competitive salary
  • Company retirement plan
  • Company car
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