Purchasing Manager/Interim Manager/Senior Buyer

Purchasing Manager/Interim Manager/Senior Buyer | Big Fish Sp. z o.o.

Purchasing Manager/Interim Manager/Senior Buyer

Job location:

PL20- R102 – S02

Our Client is a  leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets.

The role

As a Purchasing Manager you will be responsible for definition and execution of group purchasing strategy (5 plants located in Poland, Germany and Czech Republic), and to manage end to end 2 chosen categories on a daily basis.

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Global Purchasing Director you will be mostly responsible for:

  • Participating as purchasing representative in Product Teams across all sites
    • o Ensuring input to and execution of Company Procurement category strategies
  • Providing leadership and management of regional procurement organization
    • o Individual performance dialogues with focus on results and personal development
    • o Supporting Purchasing team
    • o Facilitating teamwork within team and across functions
    • o Organizing and prioritizing
    • o Best practice sharing
    • o Secure the use Procurement/Purchasing tools
  • Regional KPI pipeline execution
  • Supporting and participating in identifying and executing category KPI pipeline
  • Procurement cost reduction projects defining and executing
    • o Regional responsibility for cost-down activity creation and execution
    • o Ensuring use of purchasing tools for project management and procurement related activities (RFQ, , TCO, Business Case etc.)
    • o Supporting in facilitating technical cost-down activities with factory and supplier (VA/VE)
  • Leading two purchasing categories incl.: selection of suppliers, conducting the negotiation process, process optimization, cooperation with other departments, cooperation with external companies, administrative duties

The Ideal Candidate will have

  • Minimum BA degree
  • Minimum 5 years of procurement related experience from a manufacturing industry environment
    • o Minimum 2 years managerial experience
    • o Higher technical/economic education
    • o Experienced in negotiations
  • Any other desired requirements to personal or working experience (optional)
    • o Strong negotiation skills
    • o Strong project management skills and experience in leading and participating in project teams in an internal complex environment
    • o Continuous improvement experience
    • o Experience in having the “Customer in focus”
    • o Basic ability to understand product drawings and specifications
  • Other aspects
    • o English at C1 level, Russian or German would be an asset
    • o Ability to follow agreed business processes and procedures
    • o MS Office, SAP, project management
  • Essential personal characteristics
    • o Strong team player with good people skills and a good ability to impact different stakeholders on different levels in the organization
    • o Has a high personal drive and is result oriented
    • o Analytic and systematic skills
    • o Proactive approach
    • o Solid diplomatic skills
    • o Good a leading change and make situational approach
    • o Ability to organize, prioritize and work well under time constraints and deadlines
    • o Ability to cooperate in an international and interdisciplinary team
    • o Ease of problem solving

Why to apply? very interesting position for an open minded, results oriented  and hands on procurement executive, who enjoys to lead the team, but at the same time can manage defined categories.  The work environment is demanding, as the regional procurement department is being created. Our client values candidates who are pro active, self – reliant, eager to learn and share their knowledge and ideas with others.

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

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