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

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

Field of Work:  Procurement

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  183

As part of our ONEGLOBE initiative we are seeking for our Global Procurement Team several Strategic Category Managers for Indirect Goods and Services (m/f/d) at KWS Berlin GmbH in Berlin. The objective of this role is to define category specific procurement strategies and to implement them globally. This is a full time - permanent job with an unlimited contract.


Your tasks:

  • Category Management – Supplier Life Cycle Management – Contract Management.
  • Contribution of your profound category knowledge in at least two of the following categories: IT, consulting, energy, facility management, temporary labor, insurance, fleet & travel management, building projects, machines and equipment.
  • Creation of 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.
  • Coordination of procurement activities and management of relationships with internal stakeholders (Global Transaction Center in Berlin and the respective departments within the global Business Units).
  • Generating continuous improvements regarding processes, system applications, products and services.
  • Willingness to travel up to approx. 50%.


Your profile:

  • Academic degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration.
  • Min. 3 years of relevant experience in strategic procurement.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken), any additional language, especially Turkish, Italian, German and an Eastern European language would be a plus.
  • Experience in relevant IT systems is of advantage (SAP, Ariba, MS Office).
  • Analytical skills, solution-oriented working style with the ability to work successfully in complex organization structures.
  • Team player with hands-on mentality.
  • Ideally experienced in Change Management.
  • Questioning the status-quo, being eager to develop the functional expertise in order to provide excellent service delivery.

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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