A globally recognised leader in industrial products and solutions, serving various sectors such as automotive, construction, energy, and more is looking for a Sourcing Group Buyer to join their team in the south of Germany. With a rich history of innovation and a commitment to excellence, they continue to shape industries through its cutting-edge technologies and top-tier services.
You will be purchasing casting solutions, spare parts and various raw materials for machinery, as well as engineering commodities, while further developing processes and strategies to ensure a sustainable supplier portfolio.
Please note that German language is required for this position - at least B2 level.
* Develop and implement the CAPEX and Subcontracting group strategy for the managed commodity groups (including Bought Out Finished and Spare Parts)
* Engage in target pricing, conduct thorough offer analysis, and assess evaluations - serving as a skilled negotiator with our suppliers, you'll autonomously oversee the purchasing journey until contract finalisation.
* Play a pivotal role in defining bid requisites, orchestrating tender processes, managing supplier data maintenance, and upholding adherence to internal and external compliance standards. Your unwavering motivation propels our progress.
* Proficiently address objections arising from contract deviations, adapt pertinent procurement protocols, and extend assistance to product group suppliers.
* Collaborate closely with specialised departments across our locations, local procurement teams, and participate in projects spanning multiple sites - all integral facets of your daily responsibilities.
* Demonstrated track record of several years in procurement or supply chain management, preferably with expertise in the specific product categories under your care.
* Proficiency in engaging with both internal and external stakeholders, along with suppliers within the automotive domain.
* Skilled in navigating SAP and MS Office platforms.
* Fluent communication skills in both German and English, enabling effective mediation of diverse interests and the ability to enthuse others about your objectives and concepts.
* Mobility, a robust team-oriented mindset, and a readiness to embrace responsibilities.
* Clear strategy and innovation - the organisation has high sustainability and innovation goals along with an added value for customers
* Development opportunities - global learning tools and training courses
Opportunity for hybrid work and travel