We are looking for a Strategic Purchaser Non-Ferrous metals for our EMEA sourcing team in Goslar who wants to be a part of a fast moving and international environment with a clear, sustainable and future-oriented direction.
About the position
You will be a part of the EMEA Sourcing team for direct material, and will take responsibility for sourcing Non-Ferrous metals mainly for Höganäs Germany GmbH but also for Höganäs Sweden AB and Höganäs Belgium S.A. With the support of the management system sourcing process, you make sure that Höganäs’ current and future needs of direct material is sufficiently supported. This includes establishing strategies, identifying sourcing risks, developing the supplier base, ensuring that Höganäs favours the best product or service with a professional relationship and a continuous market overview.
To drive our success, you will be in close collaboration with both internal and external interfaces, and you will optimise Höganäs’ supplier base by establishing and maintaining professional and long-term business relationships with them. You will negotiate and close agreements to reach the lowest overall cost of ownership, and you will ensure that all systems and interfaces are kept up-to-date as well as making sure that all practicalities around the contract run without disturbances for involved parties.
To ensure continuous long-term supply to Höganäs’ operations, you will identify potential suppliers and alternative raw materials, observe the market performance to anticipate future shifts in markets and inform management about strategic threats and opportunities. Also, you will make tactical and strategic decisions within the scope of the sourcing portfolio and take the lead of the annual supplier performance evaluation.
- University degree or proven record of commercial or purchasing in an international environment
- High level of financial understanding and experience
- Significant negotiation experience and skills in an international environment
- Fluent in English and German, both written and orally
- Computer literacy (M3, Microsoft Office etc.)
- Basic understanding in production planning
- Team player
A background in the metals industry is favourable but not necessary. We also expect you to be highly motivated to deliver the best results, both on your own and as part of our EMEA team.
Working at Höganäs
We aim to offer a great and meaningful place to work where you can fulfil your potential and ambitions. We have a clear management philosophy, and just like us you believe that through collaboration and openness we develop as individuals and as a company. We see all employees, regardless of position, as leaders when we approach the challenges that the world - and we - face. In close cooperation with our stakeholders, we steer towards our vision of a sustainable society – and inspire industry to make more with less.
More about Höganäs
Höganäs is the world leader in the iron and metal powders market, with an annual capacity of 500,000 tons. Together with our customers, we develop tomorrow’s solutions for the automotive industry, surface and joining technologies, additive manufacturing and water treatment, which contribute to a more sustainable society. Höganäs was founded in 1797 and today we employ 2,400 committed people in 16 countries in Americas, Europe and Asia. Our turnover in 2019 was €1.3 billon. Our owners are Lindéngruppen and FAM.
Apply now. We look forward to getting to know you.