Our customer is a market leader and reliable partner in power modules. The enterprise develops and manufactures high-quality electronic power components for motion control, renewable energy, and power supply applications. Headquartered near Munich/Germany, the company also operates production sites in Europe, and maintains sales offices around the world.
Director Strategic Purchasing (m/f/d)
The incumbent will report to the CEO (located at the headquarter near Munich/ Germany). He/She will be member of the extended senior Leadership Team. Yearly purchasing volume will be approx. 180 Mio. €.
The main mission of Strategic Purchasing is: It is our aim to secure the constant growth of our company by:
- strategically selecting reliable and innovative suppliers and components with a competitive cost-technology ratio.
- managing a flexible, high quality supply base to ensure our products launched to the market will satisfy our customers requirements.
The priorities for the role include:
Managing the strategic purchasing team and supply chain setup.
Responsible for locating and maintaining the best sources of supply for the components, materials and services.
Consider all aspects of the relationship with suppliers, including cost, quality, value, and the ability to respond quickly to changing supply requirements.
Select suppliers that can act as long-term partners and help meeting growth objectives.
Optimization of procurement and improvement of a global supply chain.
Work on cost reductions, effiency improvements to ensure competiveness.
Efficient management of the world wide distributed purchasing team.
University degree in Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration / Sourcing or similar.
5+ years B2B power electronics/semiconductor experience as group- or department-leader purchasing.
Proven results in procurement and efficiency improvement successes.
Knowledge in at least one ERP system, preferably SAP.
Proficient in procurement analysis tools.
Fluent in German and English.
Excellent negotiation skills and a positive mindset.
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