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PURCHASING MANAGER – GRADUATE ENTRY (M/F/D)

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Are you looking for an exciting career in Purchasing? Purchasing is a world of analysis, strategy, relationship management, supply chains, and negotiations. Sounds exciting to you?

YOUR FUTURE EMPLOYER

From its foundation 185 years ago as a soap and candle start-up, P&G today is a leading consumer goods company. We are home to iconic, trusted brands that touch 5 billion consumers worldwide and make life a little bit easier in small but meaningful ways.

We want you to bring your insight, creativity, and passion to join our dedicated teams who have helped us grow into a global company.

Our people are our greatest asset: with our philosophy of promotion from within, we place strong emphasis on employee development and are committed to finding and fostering world-class talent. Learn from our inspiring leaders, shape our supportive and welcoming culture, and place your personal development at the core of your work!

YOUR ROLE AS A PURCHASING MANAGER (M/F/D)

In this job you are responsible for the strategic sourcing of Marketing-, Sales Services and Data in close collaboration with business leaders across P&G’s Brand Operations organization. The work includes End-to-End supply chain definition and optimization. You get to develop innovative short-term & long-term commercial models enabling the total best value for the business.

Develop innovative and scalable marketing & data sourcing solutions as well as plan and lead sophisticated execution approaches. Build on your purchases proficiency in marketing sourcing and get broad responsibilities to set and influence the strategic direction with our collaborators. You will develop a strategic sourcing focus as well as good knowledge in project management. We work in an inclusive environment that promotes and values the strengths of each team member. You will manage and cultivate key relationships with both internal and external partners. You are accountable for excellence in business results and compliance.

As we know this is challenging, we make sure that you receive a customized learning plan to ensure you get the right level of coaching, mentorship and training as you deliver your work.

Throughout your P&G Purchases career you may take on a variety of roles including Purchases Manager for local, regional and global scope, Strategic Sourcing Manager, Stewardship Manager, and Sourcing Capability Manager. Each career path is different depending on the unique skills, interests, and goals you bring. Your strong impact and continuous growth will foster a successful career with us.


Qualifications

YOUR PROFILE

  • Bachelor's or Master's in economics, business administration or industrial engineering (having marketing/innovation education background is a plus)

  • Fluent English & good German proficiency (verbal and written), other language skills are a benefit

  • You're capable of explaining complex topics in a simple and concise way that helps broader audiences understand the vision, choices, risks, and benefits. You can use your strong communication skills to influence leaders in other functions both regionally and globally.

  • Strong relationship building capabilities and the demonstrated skill to understand organizational and multicultural dynamics as well as work effectively in a diverse environment and across multifunctional teams.

  • You are able to collaborate with the team, work against common visions, objectives, and difficult decisions to gain leadership alignment for key decisions.

  • A demonstrated ability of working with discipline in an autonomous environment where you are driving decisions to closure, balance multiple and competing priorities, and deliver results.

  • A strong analytical mentality and the capability to drive decisions based on data

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Exciting work and responsibility from Day 1.

  • A permanent employment contract with a competitive salaryperformance-based compensation reviews, and a wide range of social benefits (e.g., flexible work environment, company pension plan, Christmas and vacation bonus, stock purchasing programs, campus services such as fitness center, dry cleaning, etc.).

  • customized personal development plan including relevant coaching, mentorship, training-on-the-job, and a large portfolio of individual upskilling opportunities (e.g., functional Colleges, P&G Leadership Academy, multi-day courses on e.g. digital media, effective business writing and many more).

  • Diverse career perspectives with new job assignments every 2-3 years to gain experience in different areas of Purchasing and with the opportunity to work in our Geneva HQ.

  • multi-functional team of passionate, inspiring people with flat hierarchies to work together on our biggest brands.

  • A vibrant international spirit with interactions on a regional/global level.

  • dynamic and respectful environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and support initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance.

  • Opportunity to engage in our various employee programs (e.g., National Diversity Team & New Hire Network activities, inspirational Leadership sessions with in- & external speakers, sports groups for running & football).

APPLICATION

To optimally prepare for our online assessments & interviews, make sure you fully understand our application process.

  • CV as a separate document

  • Cover letter for the specific role you are applying for

  • Copy of high school diploma (Abitur) as well as a copy of Bachelor and Master (if applicable) diploma and transcript

  • Copy of relevant work, internship and volunteering certificates or reference letters

Please upload all documents in the "CV/Resume" field. Incomplete applications may lead to delays in the recruitment process.

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identification, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other legally protected factor.

To ensure that everybody who is interested in joining our team has equal opportunity and ability to start that journey, we have made sure our hiring process is flexible and accessible. From the application to interviews, our team will adapt to your needs and what works best to help you show us your best. To learn more about the P&G Disability Accommodation process, click here.

Job locations:
Schwalbach am Taunus, Hesse, Germany
Job Type: Full time Job categories: Purchases Req No: R000049868
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