Global Team Leader (f/m/d) Direct Consumables Sourcing

The Global Team Leader (f/m/d) Direct Consumables Sourcing oversees all operational expenditure (OPEX) procurement categories, leading and engaging with Global Category Leaders/Managers for Performance Additives, Explosives & Refractories and taking ownership of Packaging & Castings (Mill Internals and Grinding Media), supported by a dedicated Global Category Manager and the Beijing Sourcing Office. Additionally, a key task is to further develop OPEX spend management, including MRO and services.

Your next challenge

  • Leading and managing the OPEX procurement team, including Group Category Leaders and Category Managers, to ensure effective execution of procurement strategies
  • Developing and implementing global category strategies for OPEX spend areas such as Performance Additives, Explosives, Refractories, Packaging, and Mill Internals
  • Collaborating with other teams, such as CAPEX procurement, to identify synergies and opportunities for cost savings across the organization
  • Taking ownership of specific OPEX categories, such as Packaging and Castings, and driving continuous improvement initiatives
  • Analyzing OPEX spend data and identifying areas for optimization, cost reduction, and efficiency improvement. Ability to develop strategies, and execute sourcing initiatives
  • Leading negotiations with suppliers to secure favorable terms, pricing, and contracts for OPEX goods and services.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with internal stakeholders, such as technicians, operations and finance teams, to understand their requirements and priorities
  • Tracking record of delivering measurable outcomes and achieving targets
  • Monitoring supplier performance and compliance with contracts and addressing any issues or concerns proactively. Compliance and risk management
  • Keeping abreast of market trends, industry developments, and regulatory changes that may impact OPEX procurement strategies
  • Providing leadership, guidance, and mentorship to the OPEX procurement team, fostering a culture of accountability, collaboration, and continuous improvement
  • Procurement processes optimization

Your profile

  • Master Degree or Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or Technical Studies
  • Minimum 8 years of professional experience in Category Management working with cross-functional teams, preferably in the building materials industry
  • Experience in leading cross-functional teams, coaching, and stakeholder management
  • Experience in strategic sourcing, supplier management, and contract negotiation in a demanding environment
  • Strong verbal and written skills for effective communication and negotiation with various stakeholders
  • Ability to spot opportunities, drive organizational change and overcome resistance
  • Accountability, resilience, autonomy, and strong leadership
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken (any other language an advantage)

Our offer

We are convinced that only those who successfully realize their personal goals can also fully contribute professionally. That's why we offer you attractive benefits, such as:

  • Flexible working time models with up to 50% remote working within Germany
  • 30 vacation days plus additional special vacation days
  • Attractive compensation with profit share/bonus, Christmas and vacation payment
  • Multiple learning & development options: support of job-related further training, E-campus, various technical and leadership development programs
  • JobTicket, JobBike and further special conditions and discounts for e.g. gyms
  • Company fitness room, various sports classes, health and prevention campaigns
  • Individual onboarding with buddy program as well as various networking initiatives (Network of Women, International Network etc.)
  • Modern headquarters next to the river Neckar with ergonomic workplaces and height-adjustable desks
  • Canteen with discounted and healthy meals
  • Bicycle and underground parking with charging stations - for e-bike and car
...and much more.

We look forward to receiving your online application!

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Job description

  • Professional

    Entry level

  • Heidelberg, Germany


  • Full time


  • Purchasing


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