Head of Purchasing
- Work with internal stakeholders to identify their procurement requirements and develop strategies to meet those requirements.
- Create and implement purchasing strategies and policies that are in line with the overall objectives and goals of the company.
- Keep strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality materials and services.
- Assess supplier performance and negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing with suppliers to ensure cost-effective material, supply, and equipment procurement.
- Ensure that all applicable regulations, such as environmental, safety, and labour laws, are followed.
- Manage and lead a team of purchasing professionals to ensure that the purchasing process runs smoothly.
- Constantly monitor market conditions and industry trends to identify cost-cutting and process-improvement opportunities.
- Directly reporting to the CEO.
- Develop and maintain a supplier database to ensure a streamlined and efficient purchasing process.
- Manage the procurement budget and ensure that all purchasing activities are conducted within the approved budget.
- Fluent German speaking.
- Outstanding negotiation, communication, and leadership abilities.
- Production or Engineering background
- In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices and purchasing strategies.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office, ERP systems, and other procurement-related software.
- Must be willing to travel to portfolio business 3 days a week
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines.