Procurement Manager (m/f)
The Eckes-Granini Group GmbH is the international corporate group specialized in non-alcoholic fruit beverages under the umbrella of Eckes AG. With the international premium brand granini as well as strong local brands, including Brämhults, Elmenhorster, Joker, hohes C, Marli, Pago, Rynkeby and God Morgon, SIÓ and YO Syrup, the Group holds the leading position in the European fruit beverage market. The Eckes-Granini Group operates (through fully-owned subsidiaries in many cases) in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Spain, Sweden as well as Switzerland, and employs roughly 1,491 people. Eckes-Granini markets its products in both the retail food trade and the out-of-home sector in over 80 different countries.
Shortfacts
Department: Corporate Procurement
Position: Full time
Employment: Unlimited
Workplace: Nieder-Olm
Contact Person
Eckes-Granini Group GmbH
Dorothea Olinger

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Procurement of Group raw material (Fruit & Vegatable raw materials and ingredients)

  • Collect and evaluate requirements of raw materials from all plants
  • Cooperate with countries / plants in all raw material related topics
  • Responsible for identifying, evaluating and selecting processors and suppliers from the global market
  • Lead the negotiation process with the suppliers with a target of executing best cost / quality result and building long term win-win cooperation with the suppliers.
  • Evaluate and monitor performance of the suppliers, take corrective actions when necessary; manage escalated complaints
  • Initiate improvements in procurement methods and processes to drive costs down
  • In cooperation with other functions, work on the innovation projects and integrate supplier innovations into our businesses
  • Prepare strategic market data and provide recommendations for procurement strategy and compiling procurement budget
  • Process and administrate procurement -related material and information (e.g. RfQ documents, product specifications, procurement contracts, supplier performance score cards etc.) for internal and external purposes.
Project work

  • Take part and partially lead projects related to Procurement. Some 30 % of the working time is allocated to specifically defined project work.
  • Take part of R&D and Innovation projects – represent procurement function
Leadership

  • Project management work
  • No direct reports

YOUR COMPETENCIES:

  • Master Degree (technical & commercial) or proven equivalent experiences
  • English (fluent), German (fluent)
  • 3-5 years of experience in Procurement / Supply Chain in foodstuff industry in the international environment
  • Proven negotiations skills (formal training & successful experience in multi-party complex negotiations),
  • Training & coaching skills and experiences
  • Leadership Experience: experience as a Project Manager, matrix environment experience
  • Business Understanding, strategic thinking
  • Supply Chain know-how, fundamental knowledge of relevant markets and environment
  • Negotiation and decision making skills
  • Efficient, result and target-oriented
  • Strong cooperation skills
  • Intercultural competence
  • Analytical skills & process-oriented thinking
  • Change management skills

Interested?
We look forward to your application stating your remuneration expectations and your possible starting date.

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