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Head of Indirect Spend (f/m/d)

Your Opportunity:

  • Responsible for the purchasing strategies in indirect spend categories and capital expenditures in alignment with the overall business and functional strategies on a global and regional base
  • Drive digitalization and automation of processes for indirect spend categories in cooperation with process & performance management
  • Benchmark purchasing processes internally with the aim to realize synergies and implement best practices across the company
  • Responsible for the supplier lifecycle as well as contract management, service levels and demand management within the defined indirect spend categories
  • Ensure compliance of Global Purchasing with all applicable policies, such as standards for safety, environmental compliance as well as applicable legislation (e.g. EU Taxonomy)
  • Functional Leadership of our Lead and Strategic Buyer team in Europe


Your Profile:

  • Master or Diploma degree in the field of Business Studies or similar with technical background
  • At least 6 years of experience in a wide range of indirect purchasing categories and capital expenditures in an international environment of an industrial company
  • Advanced experience in digitalization and automation of purchasing processes as well as in project management
  • Proven and confident leadership skills in an intercultural context
  • Fluent in English and German

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,800 employees worldwide and 31 production sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Date:  Nov 18, 2021

Meitingen, BY, DE, 86405 Bonn, NW, DE, 53170

Business Unit:  Corporate & Others
Legal Unit:  SGL CARBON GmbH
Functional Area:  Purchasing
Employment Type:  Full time

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