For our customer a leading distributor of steel products with a foot print in more than 30 countries we are looking for the

Head of Procurement (Global)

Description

  • Lead the global procurement organisation and provide guidance to 7 direct reports in the head office and approx. 100 employees working in procurement worldwide
  • Steer all strategic and operational procurement activities
  • Develop and implement a middle & long term procurement strategy in alignment with the Board / Executive Management Group connecting all levels of the procurement organization
  • Consolidate & align all global procurement strategies on product and supplier-levels incl. Working Capital Optimization
  • Define the procurement processes for all company business models
  • Act as the highest company representative in all interactions with external and internal partners
  • Build a compelling vision for the function and engage as many people as possible in the development of strategies to achieve this
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors consistent with the company values 
  • Establish a transparent communication culture that wins commitment.
  • Build a sustainable procurement organization with clear reporting structures, role scopes, and accountabilities
  • Establish strong personal connections to all parts of the Procurement organization
  • Establish clear expectations and also provide the working environments necessary for employees to achieve the procurement and business targets
  • Functional & disciplinary responsible for Global Product Managers & Product Managers
  • Digitization of the function including a high quality material master data availability

Requirements

Education and Qualification  
  • Has a relevant education and training up to university degree ideally in Business Administration and/or Industrial Engineering
  • Strong senior management personality with successful track record in leadership and change management.
  • Has experience in managing diverse and multicultural teams in a matrix situation
  • Strategic competence coupled with successful implementation of change and transformation processes
  • Open minded, keen to identify new opportunities in a digitized business world
  • Highly organized and KPI driven.
  • Is fluent in English and German, further language skills are an asset.
THE IDEAL BACKGROUND
  • Broad understanding of B2B multichannel driven distribution & supply chain processes.
  • Brings long years of experience in Procurement & Supply Chain Management in best-practice companies
  • Background in steel and steel products industries (trends, rules, players)
  • Proven leader with a broad picture of the business and high focus on KPIs and efficiency.
  • Holistic view of the business with Procurement and Sales as the core functions influencing the result of the business

Interested?

Please send us your application online or via email.

In case of any questions please contact
hugo.eckseler@talent-net.org
+49 151 14280736 Apply online
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