Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and expert teams as well as through strategic add-on acquisitions. The objective is to achieve a significant increase in value with a focus on sustainable growth of the portfolio company.

Manager / Director Purchasing (m/f/d) for China

Full Time
Experienced Professional
June 20, 2024

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (www.mutares.com), acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. Our goal is to acquire companies with a turnover of EUR 50 to 500 million. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company.

Within our OPS team, we are looking to hire a leader who has a successful track record in Purchasing with a continuous improvement attitude and an entrepreneurial mindset. This role will be located at portfolio companies, on site across Europe.

Your Tasks
  • Responsible for all procurement activities and their corresponding strategic and operational development within the portfolio company
  • Lead the assigned portfolio team technically and disciplinarily according to clearly defined goals
  • Conduct price and value analysis and make or buy decisions
  • Identify improvement opportunities across all external spend, map and improve the internal purchasing processes and implement the improvement measures to generate tangible benefits to the company’s overall financial situation
  • Work closely with the Mutares Purchasing team to leverage any synergies across the wider portfolio
Your Profile
  • At least 5 years of experience in leading procurement improvement programs for manufacturing companies
  • An exemplary academic background
  • Entrepreneurially oriented leadership and a success oriented, dynamic working method
  • Knowledge of end-to-end purchasing process
  • Skilful negotiator and knowledge of contract management
  • Demonstrated ability to work in complex environments, both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Strong communication skills (at all levels)
  • Proficiency in the use of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Fluent English and one other European language
  • Willingness to travel 4 days per week
What Mutares offers
  • Working as part of a highly motivated, international, committed and agile team that enjoys working together
  • Exciting working environment with changing challenges and tasks for a continuous personal and professional development
  • Attractive remuneration combined with flexible working hours
  • Intensive on-boarding phase in a collegial environment
  • Regular team events and offsites
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