Project Manager Purchasing
GEA Group
11 dagen geleden

Responsibilities / Tasks

This is not your typical purchasing position! This position is more focused on implementing changes by analyzing processes and data.

In this position your main task is to support the purchasing department by initiating and by carrying out specific projects in order to optimize processes and implement changes, that will guide the department into more structure to enable them to successfully fulfill their KPI’s.

You will work alongside the local Purchasing Managers and you report directly to the Head of Supply Chain Management of this Business Area (located in Germany).

You work within the 3 sites in The Netherlands but have your home-base at the location in Bakel where you will spend 80% of your time (largest team).

Therefore we are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with the right soft skills and the specific tool-kit to implement changes based upon solid analysis.

  • Main tasks;
  • Further development of the purchasing teams, i.e. supporting the conception of further development of our supplier structure, elaborate solution designs.
  • Initiating, executing, implementation of saving projects.
  • Creating transparency of processes, incl. in- and output as well as quality gates and reports
  • Reporting of significant KPI’s and information related to the supply market
  • Support the personal development of the Strategic Purchasers in the teams.
  • Organization and leading of cross-functional workshops with respect to the optimization of product costs (i.e. value analysis), material group and supplier management, global sourcing, competence management, process optimization, etc.
  • Your Profile / Qualifications


    This is not your typical purchasing position, but has much focus on implementing changes by analyzing processes and data.

    Therefore we are not looking for the typical purchasing profile, however you will need knowledge of (strategic) purchasing processes to understand and optimize these processes or implement improvements.

    Besides that knowledge you will need strong analytical skills, project management- tools and experience and strong communications skills in order to be convincing, to create overall support and guide the discussion in a certain direction.

  • Personal skills;
  • Strong communication (Dutch, English, German is an advantage or will be trained)
  • Influencing, convincing, conflict handling
  • Result-oriented, driven, ownership, can - do,
  • Analytical
  • Integrity and responsibility
  • Intercultural skills, sensitivity
  • Education; Master or bachelor degree in a business, technical or supply chain oriented study,
  • in addition a NEVI course or comparable is an advantage

  • Experience ;
  • 5 years of relevant experience in a supply chain / procurement function in industrial environment

    Proven leadership in (cross-functional) projects

    Value analysis / value engineering experience

  • Desired know-how :
  • Instruments for communication and decision making (i.e. SWOT, RASIC-Chart)
  • Autonomous analytic working
  • Preparation of concepts to optimize costs and processes
  • Management of project teams with 2-4 project members
  • Coordination within a functional (matrix-) organization
  • Strategic purchasing
  • Business analysis, analysis of supplier- and material group landscape
  • Qualification of existing suppliers, selection process and integration of new suppliers
  • Optimization / implementation of LEAN supply chain processes, such as Kanban
  • Understanding of lean production processes and manufacturing technology
  • Technology , technical understanding
  • Economic base knowledge (i.e. P&L, Working Capital, economic KPI’s)
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