Purchasing Manager Europe (f/m/d)

Chem-Trend (Deutschland) GmbH
Norderstedt

Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.
Chem-Trend, a company of the Freudenberg Group, is a global leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of specialized release agents, purging compounds and related processing aids, with manufacturing and R & D operations in North and South America, Europe and Asia that are supported by its headquarters in Michigan, USA. Chem-Trend has a singular focus of providing innovative solutions for the die casting, polyurethane, rubber, composites, tire, thermoplastic and wood composite industries.

Some of your Benefits

  • Cafeteria/ Canteen: We offer fresh food on-site, both hot and cold.
  • Corporate Events: We celebrate success as a team, because only together can we achieve our goals.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We focus on providing an inclusive environment and recognize our diversity contributes to our success.
  • Safe Environment: We strive to ensure safety remains a top priority, and provide a stable environment for our employees.
  • Meal Allowance: We offer an allowance that makes meals more affordable.

If you are looking for a job in which you will find a lot of creative freedom and team spirit, this position is just right for you!
We offer you integration into a customer-oriented team, a challenging and varied job in an international environment and a performance-related salary with various benefits.

Hybrid Work

You support our team as

Purchasing Manager Europe (f/m/d)

Responsibilities

  • As Purchasing Manager Europe, you will plan, manage and monitor all purchasing activities.
  • You are responsible for the availability of the required materials (raw materials, packaging materials, other materials and consumables, equipment, laboratory goods) and will lead a team of currently five employees (m/f).
  • You will develop, manage and control all purchasing processes and be responsible for the continuous improvement of procurement processes.
  • You will develop and shape long-term business relationships with suppliers in Germany and abroad and coordinate new business projects and acquisitions in relation to purchasing activities.

Qualifications

  • You have a university degree (economics with a focus on materials management/logistics or comparable) or similar.
  • You have at least 3 years of professional experience in a managerial position with personnel responsibility in a company in the chemical industry or have gained comparable experience.
  • You are a strong, solution-oriented leader with good communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to motivate and develop your employees.
  • Your strengths include initiative and goal-oriented, structured and independent work with a hands-on mentality - even under deadline pressure.
  • Innovation Market knowledge chemical industry
  • We expect you to be fluent in written and spoken German and English and have very good IT skills (Office programs and SAP MM).

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.