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If you like change, change to us

 

We are an international mid sized group with appetite for innovations, approachable management, lead by objectives / targets which give the opportunity of a wide range of empowerment. We as a growth oriented market leader invite you to join us on our journey from good to great!

 

Purpose:

 

  • Define and execute global sourcing strategy for Irrigation and Flow Control categories
  • Negotiate most competitive commercial conditions resulting in higher savings based on category expertise and global leverage
  • Drive strategic sourcing of finished goods in Low Cost Country (LCC)/Best Cost Country (BCC)
  • Manage sustainable & KPI based supplier panel
  • Deliver innovative products in alignment with the Global Business Development organization

 

Your Key Responsibilities:

 

  • In cooperation with divisional Business Development function build and execute Global Purchasing Category Strategy
  • Act as purchasing representative to support/lead cross-functional and cross-regional optimization initiatives
  • Lead negotiations supported by regional buyers
  • Drive sustainable quality improvements across all suppliers with customer focus
  • Execute sourcing of finished goods supported by LCC/BCC
  • Conduct frequent risk assessment, designing and managing measures to address all supplier related risk for assigned category
  • Contribute by delivering bottom line / top line improvements, realizing added value for the organization
  • Own material cost associated with assigned category P&L

 

Your Profile:

 

  • Finished university degree and 5+ years professional experience in commodity management, preferably including strategic sourcing
  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Strong technical and commercial understanding of the product category irrigation
  • Proven understanding of commodity cost drivers and market information analysis skills
  • Deep knowledge regarding supply market
  • Willingness to travel (25%)
  • Sound understanding of business and e2e supply chain
  • Strong communication and facilitation skills / collaboration management
  • Very good Project Management skills
  • Execution focus
  • Experience to work in global matrix organizations

 

 

Contact for this position: Katharina Heldt 

 

NORMA Group Human Resources
Edisonstraße 4
63477 Maintal, Germany