Purchasing Manager (m/f/d) – Indirect Materials and Services
AVENTICS GmbH is a company of the Emerson Group. Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company that provides innovative solutions for industrial, commercial and residential customers. Founded in 1890, the company employs over 85,000 people and has more than 200 manufacturing facilities.
Emerson Automation Solutions, which includes AVENTICSTM products, helps process, hybrid and individual manufacturers maximize production and protect people and the environment while optimizing energy and operating costs.
As Purchasing Manager Indirect Materials you are responsible for leading development and implementation of required infrastructure and business processes necessary to improve the cost, customer service and cash flow associated with the procurement and use of indirect materials and services under the direction of the Global Director Supply Chain.
The Purchasing Manager will support the development of indirect programs, systems and process in Europe and affiliated regions (including the Middle East). Key in in this position will be to successfully lead indirect and capital related programs, including supplier outreach and development, eSourcing event management, contract management and tactical and operational work with strategic 3rd parties to drive ongoing cost reductions in areas such as MRO management, capital equipment, industrial vending, utilities, and other global and/or regional programs. 
Key responsibilities:
Development and identification of indirect and capital sourcing strategies and indirect programs that will contribute to overall savings plans, and leading implementation plans related to systems & processes. 
The candidate will be responsible for leading regional indirect teams, development of presentations for a variety of indirect calls and meetings, ensuring the effectiveness of regional teams, and direct outreach and gaining consensus from business unit leadership in-region
Leadership in the use of eSourcing and Negotiations tools and projects for regional tensioning of indirect and capital spend, coordination of sourcing projects with Global Sourcing team resources in Manila and other shared services
Coordinating contracting with supporting third party providers
Reporting of program costs, budget, and savings
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or another related discipline
Longstanding years of experience in supply chain or procurement, knowing the market for indirect products and services
Track record in developing and implementing varying procurement strategies (sourcing and negotiations), incl. eSourcing and negotiations of supply agreements
Excellent communication and management skills with the ability to manage direct reports and coordinate with indirect resources, ideally with experience in an international matrix environment
Strong IT skills: Ability to manage data using Microsoft tools (e.g., Excel, Access) as well as understanding supply chain software
Language skills: Fluency in English business negotiations is a must
Up to 10% Travel required
Our inclusive culture supports unique perspectives, diversity of thought, and the outstanding innovation that comes from actively seeking to hire and develop the best and brightest team members from all social and cultural backgrounds.
Your unique perspectives will help promote fresh thinking and new ideas to ensure our success well into the future.
You will receive appropriate compensation, flexible work time, and have the opportunity to learn new skills through our diverse training opportunities. 
All our buildings are barrier-free.
Mutual respect and appreciation – regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity.
The position can be located either in Laatzen (Germany), Eger (Hungary), or Lodz (Poland).
The position is available immediately. If you are interested in a challenging task, we look forward to receiving your online application. 
z. Hd. Linda Hösel
Ulmer Straße 4
30880 Laatzen
Tel.: 0511/2136-635
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