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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)
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
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
Please send us your application online or via email.
In case of any questions please contact
+49 151 14280736
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