As a Purchasing Team Leader at our chemical company, you will play a pivotal role in our procurement operations. You will be responsible for leading a team of 3 dedicated site buyers, ensuring the efficient and cost-effective procurement of raw materials, third-party manufactured goods, capex and some indirect procurement. This role will require regular on-site presence at our facilities in North Rhine-Westphalia.
- Lead, mentor, and manage a team of purchasing professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment.
- Develop and implement procurement strategies to optimize cost, quality, and supplier relationships.
- Collaborate with internal stakeholders to understand their needs and ensure the timely delivery of materials.
- Negotiate and establish favourable terms and conditions with suppliers to achieve cost savings.
- Continuously evaluate and improve the supplier base, identifying new potential partners and maintaining existing relationships.
- Monitor market trends and global supply chain developments to make informed purchasing decisions.
- Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and internal policies.
- Several years of experience in purchasing, with a proven track record of successful procurement.
- Prior experience managing and leading direct reports.
- Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Professionally fluent in German and English
- Comfortable with regular on-site presence.