Challenging assignment within Strategic Purchasing

The Company
Our customer is a specialised manufacturing company with world-wide operations. The company designs, develop and manufacture professional cleaning equipment and is represented at all continents.

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of hygienic cleaning tools for the food and beverage industry the company has a strong focus on quality.

The present Purchaser has been in the role for several years and has found new challenges outside the company. To fill the gap until a permanent solution has been found and mobilized, there is an immediate need for an interim manager to temporary maintain the role.

It will be possible for the interim manager to be considered for the permanent position.

The Assignment       
The overall responsibility will be to maintain and develop supply chain for purchased goods with focus on sustainability, quality, delivery performance, innovation, and competitive prices.

This will include:

  • Sourcing – manage product categories, define strategies, ensure supplier base, contract management
  • Project Management – define, manage, and execute sourcing projects
  • Purchase prices – price follow-up, std. cost setup/variances
  • Documentation – availability of relevant documentation and procedures according to policies

The Candidate         
We are looking for a very experienced Strategic Purchaser with documented good results from similar assignments. The right candidate must fully understand the challenges and complexities involved and have a pragmatic approach.

  • Comprehensive experience with strategic purchasing combined with a good understanding of the complete supply chain.
  • Good experience with supplier management and supplier relations, including establishing change management in relation to suppliers, to reduce cost and improve reliability.
  • Experience with transport efficiency improvement and cost reduction will be a distinct advantage.
  • The candidate must have international experience as the products are procured from international suppliers. Good cross-cultural experience/understanding will be an advantage.
  • Good general business understanding and working with focus on the financial results.
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office and AX.
  • Excellent written and spoken Danish and English
  • Global mindset

Start date: As soon as possible
Duration: Approx. 6 months with possible extension
Geography: Mid Jutland

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