Head of Strategic Purchasing (m/f/x)


Behind technical services and innovative ideas there are always people with vision. People who, with their knowledge and drive make technical success possible in the first place – people like you. As experts in HR services, ARTS assists high-tech companies worldwide within the scope of their personnel placement, deploying the best minds to create more effective and efficient processes.

You can keep a cool head in stressful situations, act with negotiating skills and assertiveness and have already gained initial leadership experience? Then we are looking for exactly you! Apply to our client in Dresden as Head of Strategic Purchasing for the professional and disciplinary management of the Purchasing and Procurement department.

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Job description


  • Responsibility for strategic, operational and technical purchasing

  • Development of cross-location procurement and purchasing processes

  • Observation and analysis of national and international procurement markets

  • Identification of savings potentials to optimize material and manufacturing costs

  • Ensuring the ability to deliver and optimizing the supply chains

  • Conception of future strategies with the most important strategic suppliers for an efficient development and optimization process according to LEAN aspects

  • Implementation of supplier audits

  • Supervision of the building management


  • Successfully completed technical or business studies or comparable field of study

  • Alternative commercial training with focus on purchasing / materials management

  • Professional experience in (strategic) purchasing in a manufacturing company

  • Experience in steel and metal is an advantage

  • Experience in a group of companies

  • Very good written and spoken English skills

  • Experienced handling of MS Office

  • Knowledge of the ERP system Microsoft Dynamics AX or MAS 90 is a great advantage


  • Permanent position

  • Demanding position with plenty of scope for design

  • Performance-based remuneration

  • Subsidy for company pension scheme

  • Flexible working time model

  • 29 days vacation

  • Short decision-making processes and flat hierarchies


  • WorkplaceDresden
  • Occupational Area Supply Chain / Purchasing
  • ContractDirect entry at our customer
  • Job-ID6160


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