Jr. Manager Sourcing Indirect Materials and Services (m/w)

Job ID: 2017-2637

Brand: Kao Manufacturing Germany

Location: DE - DE - Darmstadt

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  • Create and implement effective regional individual sourcing strategy for indirect material & services
  • Cost and budget control based on supplier / vendor proposals for indirect material & services
  • Responsible for negotiations of contracts and parallel to ensure savings
  • Optimize and / or adjust processes on a regular basis for more control transparency
  • Develop relationships to current or rather new vendor / supplier active to ensure service quality and cost structure in order to develop your sourcing category
  • Execute tender / RFQ processes and create supplier / vendor analysis + evaluation
  • Central key contact manager for supplier / vendor management
  • Organize and coordinate meetings with supplier / vendor and internal stakeholder and deprtments e.g. Marketing, Facility etc. on a regular time / basis
  • Execute supplier / vendor meetings
  • Research and observe indirect material & services topics and analysis price developments
  • Identify saving opportunities
  • Create and take necessary actions to improve supplier / vendor perfomance or rather delivery capability


  • University degree, Bachelor´s degree or comparable education
  • Demonstrable experience in Strategic Sourcing of Indirect Materials and Services
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Knowledge in cooperation with suppliers and Senior Management
  • Highly developed communication skills and ability to think process-oriented
  • Strong Teamplayer

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