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Procurement Manager Utilities and Facility Expenses EMEA

Job description

Your responsibilities and impact working as a Procurement Manager Utilities and Facility Expenses EMEA will be:
  • Manage procurement operations:
    • Monitor and improve ethics, cost reduction, and sourcing strategies.
    • Diversify critical item suppliers and control costs.
    • Cultivate strong supplier relationships and meet annual cost reduction targets.
  • Optimize utility and facility expenses:
    • Develop cost-cutting strategies and evaluate supplier performance.
    • Identify new suppliers and stay updated on market trends.
  • Lead procurement projects:
    • Negotiate contracts and seek cost-saving opportunities.
    • Ensure quality, delivery, and cost performance of assigned commodities.
  • Foster supplier partnerships:
    • Organize annual business review meetings with key suppliers.
    • Act as a liaison between manufacturing sites and the sourcing team.
  • Promote best practices and procedures:
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to complete sourcing projects effectively and efficiently.
Skills, qualifications and interests you need to succeed in this role:
  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree within a relevant field of study (Business, Supply Chain, Engineering)
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in strategic procurement and/or category management related with Utilities and Facility Expenses 
  • Being an autonomus worker who is able to set and establish priorities
  • Showing strong negotiation and communication skills, proactivity and goal-orientation
  • Experience in project management are required. You are able to design, plan and manage projects. 
  • Strong business acumen and passion for entrepreneurship, with a focus on critical commodity oversight.
  • Proficiency in business performance measurement and alignment with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Skill in customer relationship management and formulating effective customer strategies.
  • Proficiency in data management and analytics for decision-making.
  • Expertise in financial analysis, including cost-saving scenarios and tracking purchase price performance.
  • People management skills are a plus 
  • Excellent communication skills in German and English, other languages are a plus
  • Good MS Office skills, Access, Ariba and SAP usage experience (or similar ERP systems)
  • Availability to travel within the EMEA area 
  • Holding a valid drivers license
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary 
  • Opportunity to work in the office in Fürth, Nürnberg or Ingolstadt
  • Hybrid work model 
Your future company:
You will be working for a global manufacturing company that is focused in cutting tools, tooling systems, and wear-resistant materials. They provide solutions to industries such as metalworking, mining, construction, and aerospace by offering products and services that improve productivity and efficiency in machining and material processing operations. 

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