We are a rapidly expanding chemical company with a strong commitment to innovation and sustainability. Our dedication to providing high-quality products and services has propelled us to the forefront of the industry. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a talented and experienced Global Procurement Director to lead and drive our procurement function to new heights.
As the Senior Global Procurement Director Raw Materials, you will play a pivotal role in our organization by leading the raw materials category. As a member of the senior leadership team, you will be a key player in optimising procurement processes and implementing best practices across the organisation. This role is well suited to a forward thinking individual, looking for a challenging next step.
- Lead, develop, and mentor a high-performing procurement team of 8, fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration.
- Define, develop and execute procurement strategies to ensure cost-effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of materials and services.
- Collaborate closely with internal stakeholders to understand business needs and ensure procurement aligns with organizational goals.
- Establish strong supplier relationships, negotiate contracts, and monitor supplier performance.
- Identify and implement process improvements and digital solutions to streamline procurement operations.
- Manage risk and compliance within the procurement function, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and company policies.
- Monitor market trends and industry developments to identify potential opportunities and risks for the organization.
- Extensive experience in procurement, with a track record of success in leading procurement functions. Experience in a transformational setting is beneficial.
- Strong understanding of procurement best practices, processes, and transformational approaches.
- Demonstrated ability to drive change, optimize processes, and implement innovative procurement strategies.
- Business fluency in English is essential. Proficiency in German or is beneficial.
- Exceptional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.