General Information


Head of Direct Sourcing (m/f/x)

Daily rate

By arrangement


plus expenses

Project duration

as of now

Deployment country


Deployment city


Required availability

100 %


Wholesale trade (production goods)


Purchasing, Logistics & SCM


Operative vacancy

Tasks & Objectives


  • Leads the Sourcing of Direct Materials (ca. € 400 Mio Spend)
  • Her/his main focus will be on continuing the already started transformation of the procurement organization
  • Development of a transformation roadmap with a clear target to implement proven procurement standards and processes, e.g. category strategies, gain spend transparency, KPI based performance management
  • Development and implementation of cost reduction potentials group wide
  • Lead the development of a KPI benchmark system for the international demands
  • Continuous improvement to refine existing processes and tools and to develop the next generation of activities and/or tools (RFQ/RFP's, supply agreements, PO variances, supplier set up, risk assessments etc.)
  • Lead, motivate and develop a team of strategic purchasers to execute strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Supplier selection, negotiating and contracting, supplier onboarding and performance monitoring
  • Ensure sustainable service, product and supplier quality as well as delivery guarantee

Personnel accountability

21 Employees

Budget accountability

400 million Euro

Requirements & Expertise


Notwendiger Erfahrungshintergrund (an konkreten Projekten belegbar)

  • Strong senior management personality with successful track record in leadership and change management.
  • Brings long years of experience in Sourcing/Purchasing in an European or ideally global setup.
  • Has worked with state-of-the-art processes in Supply Chain and Sourcing.
  • Brings experience in transforming and realignment of supply chain processes.
  • Has experience in managing diverse and multicultural teams in a matrix situation.
  • Highly organized and KPI driven.
  • Is fluent in English, further language skills are an asset.

Linguistic proficiency