Procurement Expert - Direct Services and Goods (m/f/d)

Procurement Expert - Direct Services and Goods (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Procurement
Field of Work: 

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  807

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking for our Global Procurement Team a Strategic Category Manager for Direct Goods and Services (m/f/d) at KWS Berlin GmbH in Berlin.

The objective is to define category specific procurement strategies and implement them globally.

The job will be unlimited and in full-time. 


Your tasks:


  • Category Management – Supplier Life Cycle Management – Contract Management
  • Profound category knowledge in at least 2 of the following categories: Logistics, Waste, packaging, Direct Services for Field Production and Seed Multiplication, Treatments and Chemicals
  • Create spent transparency in order to consolidate spend across the group
  • Conduct the entire strategic souring process from sourcing strategy, spend and supplier analysis to negotiation and signed agreement
  • Coordinate procurement activities and manage relationships with internal stakeholders (Global Transaction Center in Berlin and the respective departments within the global Business Units)
  • Generate continuous improvements regarding processes, system applications, products and services
  • Willingness to travel globally up to approx. 50% 


Your profile:


  • Academic  degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or Business Administration
  • Several years of relevant experience in strategic procurement preferably in Agriculture Industry
  • Fluent in English and Spanish (spoken and written), any other language is a plus
  • Experience in relevant IT systems is of advantage (SAP, TiContract, Assist4, MS Office)
  • Analytical skills, solution oriented and able to work successfully in complex organization
  • Team Player with hands-on mentality
  • Ideally experienced in change management projects
  • Questions the status-quo, eager to develop the functional expertise further to reach state-of-the-art service delivery


Our offer:


  • Opportunity to work in an international environment and team
  • Act as a strategic expert and partner in a role with a global outreach
  • Possibility to meaningfully contribute and make things happen
  • Equipment for mobile working incl. Bahncard 50 and mobile phone
  • Professional and personal development
  • Attractive remuneration and flexible working hours
  • A location in the heart of Berlin





About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.