Sourcing Manager (m/f/x)

  • Location: â€‹Hamburg, Norderstedt - tesa Headquarter
  • Entry as: Permanent
  • Work Area: Procurement


What you will do

  • You actively contribute to the development of sourcing and department strategies
  • You drive supplier enabled innovation in line with the Management Unit Consumer pipeline and therefore have a significant impact on the business
  • You secure early involvement in projects to ensure co-creation, co-design and target cost based on TCM principles
  • You cross-functionally identify and manage partners to co-design innovations throughout the entire development process
  • You review and extend supplier portfolios to enable a fast track to market while adhering to procurement policies and departments strategies
  • You are working within cross-functional teams to roll-out our sustainability strategy
  • You are working within an international environment - including our Sourcing Team based in Hongkong

What you will need

  • University degree in business administration (economics), industrial engineer or comparable relevant degree / international education

  • More than 5 years appropriate professional experience in sourcing, ideally in FMCG

  • Experience in supplier collaboration insofar scouting, prototyping, co-creation and co-design 

  • Knowledge state-of the art purchasing processes (including negotiation skill), project management and tools

  • Ability to see things holistically and strategically

  • Analytical thinking, especially regarding processes and costs

  • Ability to work with teams in an agile and innovative environment demanding quick reaction and abstraction capabilities

  • Full proficiency in English (spoken and written) and ideally same in German

  • Profound knowledge in MS O365 standard

What you can expect

tesa is one of the world's leading manufacturers of adhesive tape solutions, with a range of more than 7,000 products.  With passion for technology, we drive innovation, reliability, and sustainability to shape a better future.

Our solutions make a difference in the work, products, and lives of our customers across a variety of industries, including Automotive, Electronics, and Home applications. With this, we address a broad segment of business customers, but also you as a private consumer.

You might be surprised to discover the many places where our adhesive solutions are at work, from the battery in your electric car, to the display of your mobile phone, and even in the elevator in your building. Wherever you look, you'll find tesa - holding the world together since more than 125 years.