I am recruiting for a Purchase Manager in Wurzburg, Germany on a staff basis. My client provide scientific instruments for numerous industries (oil and gas, chemicals, marine, pharmaceutical) and are going through growth.
Candidates require 5+ year’s minimum related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Electronics industry), Must be fluent in English and German.
Responsibilities: Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function. Organizes, supervises, and directs the work of storeroom and central supply personnel engaged in receiving, issuing, and delivering supplies and equipment. Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures. Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports. Maintain a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service. Designs, implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements. Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct. Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices. Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications. Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity. Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel. Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors. Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to determine expediency of installing new or improved office machines. Arranges for disposal of surplus materials
Supervisory Responsibilities; Provides strategic direction, vision, and leadership to direct reports including coaching, mentoring and developing; Conducts yearly performance evaluation in cooperation with functional leaders; Confers with superiors, subordinates and other personnel to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives.
Other: Follow all company safety policies and procedures.; Respond to change productively and handle other duties as required