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Manager Purchasing Indirect (Lead Buying) (m/f/d)
Purchasing, Mannheim - DE

Your contribution

•    Category strategy: Identify category savings initiatives and sourcing optimizations from a total cost of ownership perspective (e.g. X CORE projects)
•    Strategy development for assigned categories
•    Sourcing and bid management: Manage the whole bid process, negotiate and award contracts
•    Meet with suppliers, review their performance and address needs of the sites
•    Continuously perform market analysis, identify potential alternatives
•    Participate in cross functional teams regarding new products, new locations and cost reductions (x-CORE)
•    Manage annual purchasing spend of indirect goods & services

Your strengths

•    Business administration education, either through studies (at least Bachelor's degree) or through several years of professional activity in the commercial field
•    At least 4 years of experience in purchasing indirect materials or services
•    Successful and intensive execution of purchasing optimization projects in different areas of indirect spend
•    In depth knowledge in purchasing processes, documents (inquiries/tenders/purchase contract) and category management mathodologies
•    Knowledge of accounting/controlling interfaces and of profitability calculations, budgeting/forecast
•    Languages: German and English (business fluent)
•    SAP (MM) or other ERP Systems and MS Office 

Our offer

  • An international working environment within a privately owned company
  • Contribution to company pension scheme
  • Job bike leasing, meal voucher, fresh fruits and more employee discounts
  • Mobile working minimum 2 days per week
  • Intensive onboarding an continuous professional training possibilities
  • Modern office space, outstanding technical equipment and free parking space
  • Flat hierarches, innovative thinking and the chance to work within intercultural teams
 Are you interested in joining our team?  Then apply online via our RKW application portal indicating your notice period and salary expectations.Do you have questions?  Send us an email to  
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