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Strategic Lead Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Hessen
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 321813/005_1544203588
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 07/12/2018

Currently making waves in the flow technology sector, this client has recently surpassed 6000 Employees worldwide, and has ambitious goals for further growth. Backed by Billions of euros of investment and their recent IPO, they are continuing to eat into their competitor's market share, investing strongly in new innovative technologies to solidify themselves as a key player in the market. They are currently looking for a new Strategic Buyer to help achieve this ambition, to be based in one of their major European sites.


  • Strategic procurement responsibility for all commodities across the entire Bad Neustadt site.

  • Purchasing large portfolio of direct commodities including Electric motors, frequency drives, castings, bearings and forged parts.

  • Champion and implement the shift towards lean activities across new and existing project processes

  • Supplier Management responsibility Europe-wide - participate in initial supplier evaluation, audits and development

  • Evaluate supplier performance, engaging with both internal and external stakeholder


  • Strong professional experience within procurement - industrial backgrounds preferred/

  • Able to work very independently

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good influencer of people - able to clearly explain and justify key concepts

  • Education background in Technical or Commercial fields will be considered

  • Able to communicate with Suppliers in German and English

Directly reporting to the Plant Purchasing Leader - this is a highly visible role that will offer the chance to influence and make a true impact on the firm's higher business needs. As such, it is vital that the chosen candidate as very capable of working independently, but also confident in their ability to communicate with keys stakeholders - both internal and external. Being part of a team that has future plans to grow, this could be a great opportunity for someone who has future ambitions of leadership/management.


  • Work for a company that is at a key stage in its development - becoming a dominant force on the market

  • Be part of a talented team, within a rapidly growing company

  • Versatile health services

  • Strong development and training programmes

  • Frequent and flexible career progression options

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 7588932

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