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Director Procurement (m/f/d) Vietnam

Vietnam, Hồ Chí Minh, SaigonKärcher Vietnam

Job description

The family owned enterprise Kärcher employs more than 14,500 people in 78 countries and more than 130 companies. More than 50,000 service centers in all countries ensure continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world. In 2021, Kärcher reached the highest sales with 3.092 billion euros in its history.

Kärcher is continuously growing, hereby also establishing a stronger base in Vietnam. For 2023 it is planned to build up a production site in South of Da Nang and further expand the supply network within the Southeast Asia region. To strengthen the operation in Vietnam, we are looking forward to your committed support, at our location in Saigon, Vietnam.

Purchasing Director (m/f/d) Vietnam

What is your role at Kärcher?

  • Being part of the management team and directly reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for establishing a sustainable purchasing process for the future plant in Vietnam, as well as an interconnected and efficient purchasing supply chain for Southeast Asia.

  • As Director you are responsible for recruiting and building up your team of 8, guiding with vision and strong leadership skills.

  • Together with your newly found team you will be taking charge of all phases of the purchasing process for the plant in Vietnam: From product development to supplier selection and contract negotiation, hereby managing a volume up to 200 million dollars.

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and achievement of the global and local commodity as well as supplier strategies according to the Kärcher guidelines.

  • Monitoring of KPIs for strategic initiatives and goal tracking of commodities global and regional in accordance and reporting to the Central Departments and the Executive Vice President of Sourcing & Procurement in the Headquarter.

  • Transforming the purchasing supply chain within Southeast Asia to ensure a more local and sustainable supply for the plant and Kärcher subsidiaries, hereby considering all parts and materials (e.g. plastic, motors, screws).

Job requirements

  • A relevant degree (industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or technically oriented business administration) or a comparable qualification.

  • A strong track record of professional and leadership experience in an (international) industrial production or purchasing and supplier management.

  • Secure SAP knowledge.

  • A systematic, structured and reliable way of working combined with a hands-on approach;

  • A coaching leadership style marked by empathy and geared towards top team performance;

  • Strong command of Vietnamese and English (written and orally); ideally having a strong network within Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Our offer

Our client offers an extremely well-known brand, a highly supportive structure both on a regional and a global level, a high degree of entrepreneurial freedom, an exciting product portfolio, and a competitive salary as well as employee benefits.

We would like to invite you to use the "Apply" button to apply with your CV in English incl. your salary expectations in just a few steps. If you have any questions, please contact Mareike Rusch at +49 (0)30 40 50416 17.