• Procurement Manager

    Job Locations DE-Hamburg | DE-Mulheim an der Ruhr
    Additional Locations
    DE-Mulheim an der Ruhr
  • Overview

    Element is currently looking to recruit a Country Procurement Manager (m/f) based in Germany to support the company’s growth strategy.


    Are you interested in developing innovative sourcing strategies in a fast paced and hands on delivery focused role? You will have end to end procurement expertise and should be comfortable and to confident in your abilities to manage the full sourcing lifecycle from cradle to grave, including the contract negotiations, and hand on contract management knowledge, influencing and delivering to senior stakeholders on both sides of the sourcing process. Reporting to the Sourcing Director - Europe, you will be responsible for the delivery of projects cost reductions versus procurement budget targets across Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Czech Republic.


    • Conduct spend analysis and suppliers risk assessment covering business units ; Evaluate historical and forecasted data on categories of spend to formulate a category plan
    • Build and deploy strategic sourcing ; contribute to supplier base consolidation
    • Implement global contracts linked to categories strategy ; Ensure contract performance is managed in line with KPI's and customer requirements
    • Develop and lead innovative sourcing projects including supplier negotiations (pricing, contracts and payment terms)
    • Business case presentations
    • Risk management
    • Deploy procurement savings plans in collaboration with stakeholders ensuring quantifiable cashable efficiencies are identified, prioritised, delivered and reported
    • Increase procurement coverage within scope of responsibility
    • Analyse and monitor the effectiveness of sourcing and supplier activities
    • Ensure internal customer satisfaction

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Educated to University degree standard and/or have a Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Diploma full corporate membership (MCIPS), Graduate Diploma or equivalent
    • Experience in sourcing, contracting & project management for a period of minimum 5 years
    • Experience of managing all aspects of the sourcing lifecycle, namely category selection, sourcing, implementation and delivery of quantifiable procurement efficiencies
    • Experience of managing large suppliers and complex contracts
    • Experience in sourcing materials globally
    • Experience in change management with measurable business improvement
    • Excellent communications skills and the ability to present information in an engaging way
    • Fluent in German and English, Dutch would be a beneficial
    • Up to date on contract language and legislative requirements
    • Excellent networking skills
    • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma (desirable)
    • Energetic and motivated personality
    • Experienced in working in a group environment / matrix organization

    This position requires business travelling of about 40-50%.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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