Vice President of Procurement | Darmstadt Region | Leading Food Service Provider

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A unique opportunity has arisen for a Senior Procurement Leader to join a global food service provider who deliver services to a multitude of industries. As the Vice President of Procurement for Germany, you will lead the procurement function and drive strategic sourcing activities across all procurement activities in the German market.

This role requires a visionary leader with a deep understanding of the procurement landscape, strategic mindset and the ability to foster strong supplier relationships whilst aligning with the company’s objectives.

An excellent opportunity to join as the business is continuing to invest and grow through acquisitions and investments with the German market playing a key role.

What the role involves:

  • Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with the company’s overall business objectives and growth plans across the German markets.
  • Lead the procurement team in identifying and pursuing cost-saving opportunities without compromising on quality.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership to align procurement goals with organizational objectives.
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and negotiate favourable terms and conditions.
  • Develop a robust supplier management program to ensure consistent performance, quality, and reliability.
  • Oversee supplier evaluation, selection, and continuous improvement processes.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop the procurement team, fostering a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.
  • Build a high performing team and develop a “hands-on-mentality” to support operations and sales

The person we hope to find

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in procurement, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Excellent understanding of the food service market and Group Purchasing Organisations (GPO).
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing successful procurement strategies.
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices, market trends, and regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to establish, measure, monitor and evaluate processes, policies and processes for, supplier selection, contracting, supplier relationship and performance management.
  • Fluent in English and German language, mother language German preferred

This is a great opportunity for a Senior Procurement Leader who is looking for a new challenge in a business going through positive change. This is a chance to put your style and approach into your own team while working closely with the exec and wider stakeholder group in ensuring that Procurement is being managed in the right way by commercially leveraging from supplier relationships and looking at ways to drive cost and increase performance within the function.

For more information please apply by emailing the latest copy of your CV and contact details to Brad Mills: Brad@talentdrive.co.uk

Talent Drive are committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We review all applicants on equal merit and we do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.

 

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