Head of Strategic Purchasing (m/w/d) - Direct Materials

  • Norderstedt
  • Permanent
  • Full-time



 Welcome to tesa. We create adhesive solutions that improve the work, products and lives of our customers. In our domestic market, we are known by 98% of the people. Innovations and new technologies are the core of our success. Not only in homes and offices, but also in smartphones, displays, cars, airplanes or roof-mounted photovoltaic systems: One of tesa’s 7.000 products is probably sticking somewhere around you, often unnoticed, in a wide range of daily applications. tesa holds the world together. We are present in 42 countries with around 5.000 employees, operate 14 plants, production facilities and large technology centers in Europe, Asia and North America. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Beiersdorf AG, we are part of a group with a long tradition, strong values and a good corporate culture.  

Your Tasks

  • Ensures the team’s compliance to tesa Purchasing Compliance Guideline
  • Involves in tPN Strategy creation process and implementation it into the team
  • Leads the team in ensuring the goals of cost reduction/cost avoidance, innovation, supply security and sustainability.
  • Enhances intensive relationship with targeted strategic suppliers
  • Continuous improves team performance by motivating and developing team members
  • Promotes teams’ collaboration in tPN Direct Materials, tPN Global organization and cross function interaction in tesa
  • Optimizes tesa’s supplier portfolio to achieve competitive advantage in cost and innovation

Your Profile

  • University bachelor’s degree, majored in chemistry is preferred
  • Several years’ experience in purchasing, including min. 2 years in leading a global team working in cross functional business environment
  • Knowledge and experience in state of the art purchasing processes and tools
  • Fluent German
  • Business fluent spoken and written English
  • Analytical and well structured in thinking;
  • Open and clear in communication;
  • Proactive and strong result oriented in improvement & achievement
  • Distinct interpersonal skills
  • Global travel up to 25%

We offer

  • Attractive remuneration
  • Flexible working
  • Further education and development perspectives
  • Interdisciplinary and cross-departmental career opportunities
  • Occupational pension provision
  • Numerous offers for employees, such as health promotion, sports and leisure activities, employee discounts, and much more (including tesa Bike, the company's own fitness studio, prevention options)