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Purchasing Manager (Direct Material)

About the role

As a Purchasing Manager in direct material purchasing, you will develop purchasing strategies for your area of responsibility in close cooperation with the functional departments (e.g. R&D product development and technical development, business units and tesa plants). This requires constant analysis of spend, future needs, development of the sourcing market with the aim of translating stakeholder requirements into the right sourcing activities.

Preferably the job holder should be based in Haiphong. However, a more flexible arrangement with shared working time at Hanoi office and Haiphong Plant (minimum 1-2 days at Haiphong plant) will be considered.

What you will do

As a Purchasing Manager in direct material purchasing, you will develop purchasing strategies for your area of responsibility in close cooperation with the functional departments (e.g. R&D product development and technical development, business units and tesa plants). This requires constant analysis of spend, future needs, development of the sourcing market with the aim of translating stakeholder requirements into the right sourcing activities. You understand how to achieve add value for tesa. Your specific tasks include:

• Comprehensive project management for the purchasing part of the corresponding projects including identification of potential suppliers, negotiations, nomination and development of suppliers according to the requirement profile and monitoring and ensuring compliance to purchasing processes throughout the whole project and project team

• Active and self-driven further development of purchasing strategies in your area of responsibility 

• Identification and realization of optimization potentials within the supervised spend categories and projects, e.g. polymer films, -fabric and -foams, adhesive components, chemical derivatives 

• Definition of the right measures and project goals as well as development of suppliers and supplier portfolios in close cooperation with the international users and stakeholders

• Implementation of national and international tenders and purchasing projects including contract and price negotiations as well as contract management

• Challenge value chain transparency – design to cost approach

• Actively supporting the global procurement network with regards to process & system improvements to strengthen the overall procurement process reliability and performance

What you will need

• With your outstanding communicative and social skills, you will help to strengthen and expand the cooperation between the functional departments and purchasing.

• Professional (female / male) with a master's degree in a technical-commercial and / or scientific discipline

• Minimum of 5 years in ideal case 10 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in project purchasing and / or in category management

• Project experience in international and cross-functional teams

• Independent and structured / analytical way of working

• Comprehensive knowledge of contract law and management and compliance

• Fluent spoken and written English

• High willingness to perform and motivation

• Excellent negotiation skills and assertiveness

• High business partner mentality

• Needs to travel with main focus Asia but also internationally

What you can expect

At tesa, we create adhesive solutions that improve the work, products and lives of our customers.

How we do it? At tesa, we dare to create! Therefore, we team up, we challenge ourselves and we set the pace. But we don’t just do that somehow. We act responsibly and always focus on our customers. Because only then we are able to achieve our goals and continuously improve our results.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and regard diversity as important for our long-term success. We expressly reject all forms of direct and indirect discrimination. All qualified applicants will be equally considered for employment regardless of their national origin, background, personal preferences and believes.

By applying you consent for the use of your resume for future opportunities within tesa.

If you want to find out more about tesa please visit us on our corporate web-page www.tesa.com and social media.
  • Attractive salary and bonus (13th month fixed bonus and variable bonus)
  • Annual health check-up and premium healthcare
  • Annual leave entitlement: 20 days per year, one more day each additional year until maximum 28 days per year
  • Great working environment which promotes people values and sustainability.
  • Opportunities for self-development and career advancement

Apply now

Please submit your CV to employment.tSH@tesa.com. Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted.

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