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

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

Field of Work:  Procurement

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  4622


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 position will be unlimited and in full-time.  


Your tasks:

  • Category Management – Supplier Life Cycle Management – Contract Management
  • Globally responsible in category areas as: Packaging Materials, Waste & Recycling Management, Farming Supplies, Plant Protection Products, Treatments and Agrochemicals
  • Create spend transparency, in order to consolidate spend across the group
  • Conduct the entire strategic sourcing 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: 

  • Profound category expertise in at least two of the following categories: Packaging Materials, Waste & Recycling Management, Farming Supplies, Plant Protection Products, Treatments and Agrochemicals
  • Extensive years of experience in strategic procurement, preferably in the field of chemical, food or pharma sector
  • Academic degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering or Business Administration and similar
  • Fluent in English and preferably German (oral and written), any other language is a plus
  • Experience in relevant IT systems is of advantage (SAP, MS Office, Sievo)
  • 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


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS?


Then we look forward to receiving your application (short cover letter, resume, relevant certificates) via our online portal.


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, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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