Purchasing Manager (Foundry/ Global Scope/ Group Procurement) Location: Cracow or hybrid Ref. PL22- R201 – S04

Purchasing Manager  (Foundry/ Global Scope/ Group Procurement) Location: Cracow or hybrid Ref.  PL22- R201 – S04 | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

Purchasing Manager (Foundry/ Global Scope/ Group Procurement) Location: Cracow or hybrid Ref. PL22- R201 – S04

Job location:
Cracow or hybrid

PL22- R201 – S04

Purchasing Manager  (Foundry/ Global Scope/ Group Procurement) Location: Cracow or hybrid Ref.  PL22- R201 – S04

Our Client is a global leader in metal flow engineering.

Position goals: 

To lead the Business Units (20 global) to develop the best possible supply base to support the Group medium and long-term strategy.

To ensure complete satisfaction of internal customers through timely supply of high quality products and services in the most cost and cash effective manner.

To develop and nurture a culture of ‘excellence’ to achieve best in class and continuously improving performance in all aspects of procurement operations of their categories.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to Global Category Director,  you will be mostly responsible for:

  • Developing in depth market knowledge and gaining a comprehensive view of all potential suppliers ensuring that all important ones have been visited.
  • Conducting detailed data analysis (spend, quotations, etc.) to: understand and compare total costs of ownership, identify savings opportunities and improvement targets, verify compliance (prices, payment terms, etc.), report actual and forecasted savings/impacts and performance.
  • Working with stakeholders and creating a global strategy for the managed categories
  • Developing appropriate documentation to describe this strategy to Group/BU Management
  • Communicating the strategy to our facilities globally at all levels to ensure implementation is followed
  • Ensuring a minimum of 2 qualified sources for those materials or establish business continuity plans for single/sole sources
  • Developing relationships with the suppliers to gaining in-depth knowledge of cost structures, financial stability, potential for development, capacities, etc.
  • Securing and managing the procurement of the goods and services in a transparent and fair manner never compromising our quality and delivery
  • Negotiating appropriate deals to ensure cash benefits and P&L savings
  • Monitoring compliance to the agreed upon strategy
  • Leading/managing projects with cross-functional teams
  • Initiating/ support innovation projects and R&D efforts by providing continuous input from  the market and identifying opportunities linked to managed categories
  • Leading/ managing SCAR resolution and supplier assessments
  • Developing selected suppliers’ capabilities to achieve expected results
  • Drafting reviewing and approval processes and manage contracts with suppliers where  \applicable


  • Fluent command of English
  • University degree in Chemistry/ Engineering
  • Proven leadership and communications skills with all levels of an organization
  • Five or more years of progressive experience in international procurement
  • Chemical category management experience (ex. Organic Chemicals, Polymers & Plastics, Non-Metallic Fibers, Sodium compounds, Oleochemicals & Glycerin-based products, Mineral Oils, Alloys & Ferroalloys)
  • A complete understanding of concepts, practices and principles related to Procurement with a thorough knowledge and application of best practices. This assumes a good level of proficiency in most Operations areas: Health, Safety & Environment, Quality, Manufacturing.
  • Thorough proficiency of Microsoft Excel
  • Good knowledge of finance and cost control
  • Good knowledge of Commercial and Contract Law
  • Excellent data analysis skills
  • Intercultural mind-set
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Confident, well organized, capable of working under pressure on multiple projects in parallel, open minded
  • Good project management skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills with natural common sense and flexible personality, creative
  • Continuous learner with the willingness to deep dive when required
  • Demonstrates integrity, can remain neutral, able to deal with ambiguity, diplomatic, can solve conflict situations
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills, active listener, good communicator, empathetic.
  • Results oriented
  • Business and strategic acumen
  • Willing to travel on business (30-50% of time)

Why to apply? very interesting position in the Group  Procurement organization for an open minded, results oriented, empathic, likable   and pro active procurement leader  with in depth business acumen. The position is very independent with no direct team management, but indirectly leading change together with local procurement teams in 20 locations. They are looking for a mature relationship manager who can drive change across different plants in different regions and to build a common understanding and synergies across different Business Units.

If you wish to apply, than send us your CV in English to: agnieszkapiatkowska@e-bigfish.com

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