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Manufacturing Purchasing Manager / Adhesives

Our client is a global leader that operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Home Care, Beauty Care and Chemical Technologies.
Our client holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands and employees over 350,000 people worldwide and counts among the most internationally aligned companies in the global marketplace.
If you are ready to work in a challenging, passionate and dynamic environment than this will be the place to jump start your career.

Manufacturing Purchasing Manager / Adhesives (CMTG A)

The role:

As a Purchasing Manager, you will work in an international, virtual category team, being responsible for the regional and global management of designated baskets.
You will be responsible for:
Optimize the purchasing process by developing/maintaining key supplier relationships, driving value enhancement strategies and ensuring good quality products, sourced on-time at lowest total acquisition cost
Ensure involvement of CMTG in all 3rd party manufacturing, manage commercial aspects of 3rd party manufacturing suppliers within basket responsibility
Cooperate with the marketing and R&D teams of the business unit Adhesive Technologies in order to identify projects leading to cost reduction or service improvement.
Keep the business colleagues updated with market trends, opportunities and new ideas
Identify new suppliers, monitor the market for opportunities and pro-actively propose suppliers to business unit Adhesive Technologies.
Negotiate/manage contracts and service agreements with suppliers.
Develop and implement programs of standardization, process improvement, cost reduction and cost avoidance.
Drive continuous costs, process and quality improvements across the value chain
Best leverage the supply base and link high performing suppliers to future business opportunities.
Conduct regular risk assessments to avoid supply disruptions, quality defaults and capacity restrictions.
Work with suppliers/business as an escalation point to resolve any contamination, chemical, packaging, filling or assembly issues.
Support root cause identification analysis and establish corrective actions.

Who we are looking for:

Fluent or native English is a must, German is a bonus
3-5 years of experience in Purchasing or Sales in / Chemical Sector in an international environment
University degree in Business Administration / Chemical Engineering or related field.
Familiarity with common negotiation techniques as well as leading a project
Experience in negotiation, convincing as well as analytical and conceptual skills should be one of clear personal strengths
Strong commercial awareness and financial acumen
Good communication and persuasion skills and excellent computer skills (MS Office + SAP)

What we offer:

Outstandingly competitive fixed salary and bonuss
Full time contract
Open ended contract
Corporate benefits package
Work in a multinational environment
Modern office premises
Real possibilities of career development within global structure.
Every day use of foreign languages
Team-building activities and social events
Friendly and dynamic work environment
Free refreshment on the working place