Purchases Manager - Warehousing Services, Customization/Co-Packing Services, & Pallets
Work schedule: Full Time
Purchases Manager: Warehousing Services, Customization/Co-Packing Services, & Pallets
This full-time role is part of the Logistics Purchases Organization, that is responsible for our Warehousing, Customization, and Pallets spend across the European region. The successful candidate will have the chance to influence directly & indirectly a significant spend (Millions of dollars) within Europe, and will have direct responsibility for specific markets within the region. The work will require strong partnerships across multi-functional teams including Operations, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Purchases, and will give the candidate exposure opportunities to the European Product Supply Leadership.
The successful candidate will be leading major interventions at times the space is undergoing significant transformations and disruptions. The successful candidate will have the chance to work and be part of a winning team that is redesigning the supply network to ensure we consistently transform our supply chain as a strong and unique competitive advantage.The candidate will also work on innovative business models such as Multi-User Warehousing, Collaborative Distribution Networks, Automation, and Work process improvements.
We look for candidates with strong leadership skills and can-do attitude. Candidates who make things happen, are able quickly crack problems and identify solutions. The job also requires strong analytical thinking, persuasive and clear communication skills, and emotional intelligence. We are looking for individuals who set priorities and follow through on commitments, who work effectively with diverse groups of people, and who demonstrate creativity, innovation, and initiative. The best candidate must be able to understand the business, bring the outside in and the inside out as he/she aims at staying externally focused. The successful candidate should demonstrate ability to operate with discipline and to act as a strong owner of P&G business/assets. Candidates must also bring their entrepreneurial thinking into the game.
Employees in our Purchasing department are responsible for sourcing the Company's multi-billion dollar requirements for goods and services needed to produce world-class consumer products.
You will be working with a team, typically responsible for Logistics Purchases across the region. Areas of responsibility can range from sourcing Warehousing, Customization, to Pallets and handling platforms. With the support of your manager, daily training and coaching, you will manage your desk and become the commercial expert, recognizing and developing opportunities as you link P&G strategies and business needs to our base of suppliers outside the Company. You will participate in market analysis, uncovering of business-building and cost-saving opportunities, development and implementation of innovative sourcing strategies, solving of supply problems, conducting of supplier inquiries and negotiations.
- Fresh Graduates – Immediate Availability (within 2-3 months).
- Very strong leadership, team-spirit, communication, analytical and problem solving skills
- Operational discipline, external focus and entrepreneurial spirit
- Fluency in English writing and communication.
- IT skills (basic programming and advanced macro knowledge)
- Excellent MS Office Package skills (especially MS Excel)
- Working on challenging projects under the guidance of experienced managers
- Great opportunities for self development in the multicultural, dynamic environment
- Ongoing coaching and feedback provided by your line manager and teammates
- Training package to further master your hard as well as soft skills
- Broad possibilities of professional and self-development in a dynamic, multifunctional and intercultural environment
- Competitive salary and benefits
Candidate should demonstrate:
Leadership: Able to set forward-looking goals for self and inspire cross-functional team members to deliver strategy and a shared vision. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to drive decision-making, and willingness to challenge the status quo.
Thinks and acts decisively: The candidate should have strong strategic thinking capabilities and the aptitude to understand the Warehousing and customization market in details. He/She should also have the ability to demonstrate delivering results based on agreed action plans.
Collaboration: team player, able to fully contribute to a local, regional, and sometimes global team. Able to value the diversity of multi-regional collaboration. Strong interpersonal skills to manage the business remotely.
Creative Thinking: Regularly and consistently challenging the status quo. A remarkable can-do attitude and ability to overcome major obstacles; e.g. Supplier performance, internal resistance to action, improved data analysis.
Agility: Demonstrate Ability to handle multiple and complex tasks simultaneously; ability to make sound priority decisions and be responsive with the required follow through.
Strong Analytical Skills: Ability to navigate through complex data and to draw meaningful insights, and suggest the right action plan & next steps.
Communication skills: Strong written and verbal communication skills as well as listening skills are required. Able to influence others, i.e. leadership and business owners via clear, concise written and oral communications.
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