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Strategic Procurement Manager (m/f/x)

What you will do

  • Strategic procurement scope: direct material / raw materials for the production of adhesive tape solutions
  • Safeguard tesa’s competitiveness by frequent and assertive negotiations concerning a) secured material supply and b) material prices that are under enormous pressure from supply market
  • Being able to establish and conclude contracts with suppliers independently
  • Understanding strategies from company, Business Units and Procurement, complement them with insights of specific supply market development
  • Translate these into material category strategies and their implementation
  • Eager to look for procurement solutions that support tesa’s business development
  • Managing relationship with internal stakeholders, understanding their specific requirements
  • Cross-functional and international collaboration in creating and implementing procurement solutions
  • Performing continuous market research
  • Ensuring compliance with tesa product development processes with regard to suppliers' credibility, innovation, total cost and product performance as well as tesa Procurement Guideline

What you will need

  • Completed university Bachelor’s degree in economics, chemistry, or engineering with several years of relevant professional experience in an international and industrial context, preferable experience in chemical or automotive industry
  • Being a skilled, experienced and assertive negotiator
  • Knowledge of modern procurement processes and systems
  • Preferably experience with value engineering / cost modeling methods and tools
  • Knowledge of material category management and product development processes
  • Experience in cross-functional and international project management
  • SAP and PC knowledge (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience in cross-functional teamwork
  • Intercultural and internationally flexible
  • Open minded and proactive in looking for procurement solutions that meet customers' needs
  • Fluent Business English and ideally spoken and written German as well

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.

We offer:

  • Attractive remuneration
  • Flexible working
  • Further education and development perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental career opportunities
  • Occupational pension provision
  • Numerous offers for employees, such as health promotion, sports and leisure activities, employee discounts, and much more (including tesa Bike, the company's own fitness studio, prevention options)

Do you think tesa?

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