Team Lead Procurement - Category Management Chemicals (m/f/d)

  • Ort: Hamburg, Norderstedt - tesa Headquarter
  • Einstieg als: Professionals
  • Tätigkeitsbereich: Procurement
  • Referenznummer: 2023-0712
  • Abteilung: Global Procurement
  • Maximal erreichbare Entgeltgruppe: AT3
  • Vertrag: Permanent

Your Tasks

  • Responsible for definition & deployment of Global category strategies incl. sub-categories within area of responsibility based on related business strategies, Global Procurement strategy, annual targets and continuous alignment with business stakeholders and the Global Procurement management team.
  • Setting the framework for execution of the category strategies in the region.
  • Manage suppliers and categories through structured category management principles, to optimize tesa’s supplier portfolio, resulting in competitive advantage.
  • Active involvement and ultimate accountability for the delivery of savings and target achievement through the Category across several techniques including cost reduction, target costing and cost avoidance
  • Forge relationships internally and with suppliers to result in savings and efficiencies  within the tesa manufacturing network through specification enhancements, material changes and the introduction of new techniques/technologies that improve material handling and yield
  • Help drive and embed strategic supplier management to enhance intensive relationship with targeted strategic suppliers, prioritizing those pivotal in the future needs of tesa.
  • Responsible for global supplier agreements and negotiation for the full category spend against the overall target to maximize Global Procurement’s EBIT contribution (e.g., cost development, supply security, sustainability & innovation) leveraging the full range of options available in the market.
  • Work with your team and suppliers to deliver against tesa’s strategies and objectives in sustainability and innovation. Creating strong collaborative relationships to help position tesa as a customer of choice
  • Be a champion for policies and procedures to secure the for compliance to Global Procurement standards, methods and processes within area of responsibility.
  • Managing the respective Procurement Managers within the scope of responsibility (legal reporting line within the same region, disciplinary reporting line outside the region) and enabling best practice exchange.

Your Profile

•    Completed university Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, business, economics or engineering with several years of relevant professional experience in an international and industrial context, preferable experience in chemical or automotive industry 
•    Experience (>3 years) in a leadership position with procurement background
•    Strong purchasing ‘tool kit’ with experience of following and applying a structured strategic       sourcing methodology
•    Being a skilled, experienced and assertive negotiator
•    Preferably experience with value engineering / cost modeling methods and tools
•    Experience of working with Direct Materials/Packaging/Commodities 
•    Analytical and well-structured in thinking 
•    Proactive and strong result oriented
•    Internal business stakeholder management skills required
•    Procurement controlling and reporting knowledge
•    Basic economical & financial understanding to understand markets/dynamics & suppliers (P&L)
•    SAP and PC knowledge (Microsoft Office)
•    Fluent Business English and ideally spoken and written German as well
•    Supplier performance measurement techniques