Vice President Procurement/Purchasing Industrial Vacuum Division
Leybold GmbH
Tanzania, United Republic of

The Ro le

  • Contribute to the growth of the division by further developing & implementing the Divisional Sourcing Strategy supported with the vision of "First in mind, First in choice"
  • Ensure world class supply chain management for the Industrial Vacuum Division & Product Companies
  • Continuously develop and manage the supply chains with the local procurement teams in line with the divisional strategy of local to local risk mitigation & the divisional operational model
  • Focus on product-cost reduction and operational excellence in terms of overall cost, quality, delivery performance and lowest capital tight up for our division by using benchmarking and best practice tools
  • Continuously research existing and potential markets with your teams and evaluate all existing and potential suppliers based on their financial stability, technical capabilities, quality, logistic performance and their cost structure
  • Establish increased flexibility with suppliers in order to meet our increasing material demand in relation to the continued growth : reduced delivery times, zero defects and Quality Assurance Systems as well as improved material flows are essential to our success to meet the needs of our customers
  • Work closely together with the manufacturing departments to optimize and control the material supply chain in a quality assured way
  • Actively support the engineering departments to find technical competent, cost-effective suppliers to leverage the innovation capabilities of our business partners to continuously upgrade our product range
  • Search for new technologies in the supplier’s market in order to support development projects and cooperate with different R&D teams to co-develop core components
  • Implement cost reduction projects
  • Further develop and promote applications and sourcing processes to improve & to increase transparency of suppliers' performance and the cost structures of our supply chains
  • Take corrective action in order to consolidate the supply base to the best performing suppliers
  • Embrace the "Safety First" culture and implement 5S leading practices in order to improve further the performance of the product company, striving for zero work related accidents
  • Develop and lead a successful team of cohesive, competent, committed and result oriented people
  • The incumbent for this position can be located in any of the following countries : China, Germany, Czech Republic, France, Belgium

    What you can expect from us?

  • International career opportunities within the Atlas Copco Group
  • Attractive compensation and benefits packages
  • We have a friendly, family-like atmosphere
  • You can be creative and promote your own ideas
  • What we expect of you?

  • Experience in developing and implementing a sourcing strategy in an operational environment by delivering improved sustainable results
  • Proven track record in supply chain development and commodity management
  • Proven leadership skills and track record of sourcing experience in an industrial & international environment
  • Records of contract negotiation and execution with suppliers with respect to requirements of quality, cost, delivery, co-development and supplier relation management
  • Master degree and a very good command in English
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and business finance is a plus
  • Being a result -driven personality with strong managerial capabilities who leads by example as a team player in a decentralized organization
  • Being hands-on and stimulate the development of our customer-oriented culture
  • Having the ability to empower teams and create trustworthy and fair relations with all stakeholders
  • Ability to deliver innovation and create new standards
  • Indisputable business ethics towards supplier relations
  • Willingness to travel extensively
  • Recruiter


    Koen Lauwers

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