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

  • Norderstedt
  • Permanent
  • Full-time



It all started with a self-adhesive tape. As an independent company, we now developself-adhesive solutions for industrial, trade, office and home applications. We assist ourend consumers in their creative everyday activities and help them to ease everyday life. In the automotive, paper, printing and electronic segments, we cooperate closely with our customers in the development of manufacturing processes and finished products. As one of the world’s market leaders, our intention is to continue growing in the future.

And how do you see your future?

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 (flexitime / sabbatical)
  • 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)