Strategic Purchasing Manager (m/f) – Permanent Contract

Job Details

Manpower Permanent Placement is recruiting for one of its clients located in Hellange:

Strategic Purchasing Manager (m/f)
Permanent Contract
Full time: 40h / week
Languages: German and English, French is an asset

Our client is a worldwide manufacturer specialized in designing and manufacturing hydraulic systems and components based in the south of Luxembourg. You will report to the General Manager directly.


•Identifying, selecting, and developing strategic supplier partnerships
•Ensuring quality of the supplier structure based on regular risk analyses and evaluation of supplier related KPIs
•Developing channels of supply and evaluating relevant market environments for machined parts, power units and hydraulic cylinders
•Leading the development of strategic sourcing plans for multiple commodity groups
•Supporting the SAP-based Procure to Pay process for the Luxembourg site
•Providing inputs to the Customer Service for customer quotations
•Cooperating with Customer Service to optimize net working capital as a financial KPI
•Leading the Strategic Purchasing team to ensure high customer satisfaction
•Ensuring the application of standards, processes, and values
•Being actively involved in strategy processes and development as a member of the local Management Team
•Contracting and pricing negotiations including major claim management together with the Quality Department

Your profile:

•Bachelor’s degree in Business Economics, Engineering or Supply Chain
•5 years’ relevant experience in Purchasing, Engineering or Supply Chain Management in the manufacturing of steel parts or machinery industry
•Experience in certification processes: ISO9001, ISO14001
•Software: SAP, MS Office
•Languages: German and English, French is an asset

Required knowledge, know-how and soft skills:

•Knowledge of material management, purchasing, cooperating with production and suppliers, steel manufacturing and planning processes
•Great leadership and communication skills
•Team-player; excellent organization and negotiation skills

Are you interested in this position? Would you like to discuss this opportunity confidentially?
Please contact Nicolas Hirtz