Head of Strategic Purchasing (m/f/x)

Ulm | 1589

With a high level of motivation and the best expertise available, the employees of ARTS work on a daily basis to realise the vision of our customers. More than 500 ARTS employees at 25 international locations define the future of technology today, working actively alongside internationally active high-tech companies. Together with ARTS you too can make your career a calling.

We are looking for a Head of Strategic Purchasing for our customer HENSOLDT Sensors GmbH in Ulm. In your future position you will be responsible for for the strategic purchasing of direct materials for the entire company and assume responsibility for a worldwide purchasing volume of approx. 25 million euros.

Task description

  • Elaboration of the procurement strategy of the relevant categories in coordination with the internal partners

  • Worldwide analysis of procurement markets and identification of suppliers, capacities and technologies
  • Support in negotiations with suppliers about products and services through to the entire product life cycle
  • Implementation of international tenders and technical and commercial evaluation of tenders
  • Negotiation and conclusion of contracts and selection of suppliers
  • Deadline tracking, complaint handling and invoice clarification
  • Qualitative and quantitative supplier evaluation as well as detection of supply bottlenecks and development of countermeasures


  • Degree in engineering or economics

  • Several years of professional experience in purchasing and procurement
  • Good knowledge of the procurement process and project management as well as sound knowledge of contract negotiations and tenders
  • Safe handling of MS-Office as well as SAP/R3
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Willingness to travel on business at home and abroad
  • High technical affinity

Our Services

  • Permanent employment contract

  • Above-average, performance-linked remuneration

  • Bonuses and allowances above standard rates

  • Annual bonus payments

  • Personal support close to work

  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions

  • Extensive opportunities for training and further education

Your Contact

Susann Pastor

Airport Center Dresden
Hermann-Reichelt-Str. 3
01109 Dresden
+49 (0)351 / 795 808 285

Local Office

Office Munich

Sonderflughafen Oberpfaffenhofen - Friedrichshafener Straße 3
82205 Gilching
+49 (0)89 / 978 962 110