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Senior Buyer – Direct Materials

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Berlin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: E.C 23/01/2018
  • Sector: Procurement Operations, Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 23/01/2018
Senior Buyer – Direct Materials

An exciting new German Start-up, with one of the most innovative products/services in the world is looking to grow their procurement function. They are looking for someone with a strategic mind set to be able to drive the purchasing function to the right and develop a new direct function. Supplying for some of the biggest retailers in the world, they are looking for a business-savvy professional who can comfortably create business strategy and interact with key suppliers.

Company Overview

This unique start-up is at the forefront of sustainability and innovation. They specialise in delivering innovative solutions and are designed to enable people to be self-sufficient in their food production. By starting with key retailers, they hope to move their innovations into the home and all over the world – providing healthy and high-quality products, with a reduced environmental impact.


The Role:


–      Responsible for the creation and implementation of strategies for Direct materials together with the Head of Procurement  


–      Responsible in executing and managing purchasing for Direct materials


–      Responsible of negotiating and business planning with suppliers


–      Manage supplier relationships, ensuring continuous performance improvement


–      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


–      5+ years of procurement experience


–      Good negotiation, organisation skills


–      Great interest on technical products and high technology


–      Good leader and influencer


–      Fluent in English and German is a must


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.


-       Year old so it’s a good opportunity to start and grow with the company.


-       Be part of a unique company.



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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