Purchasing Expert (Investments-CAPEX)

Published on 03/04/2021


Supply Chain

Tekirdağ, TR-59

Job Description:

We are looking for a“Purchasing Expert (Investments-Capex)for one of our clients in the home appliances industry.


  • Set up and implement a production material group sourcing strategy by Implementing the defined framework and standards used for the pooling,
  • Steering bundling activities of material groups on a global level to create and ensure a significant competitive advantage for the total cost of ownership,
  • Accountable for a material group strategy of assigned Commodities,
  • Functional leadership of assigned RCMs and Buyers /Strategic Buyers,
  • Preparation and organization of regular Global Purchasing Meetings Coach/supervise regional coordinators for the pooling activities (including activities with mother companies),
  • To be escalation path towards suppliers as Global Commodity/Category Manager (GCM) for the material group,
  • Material group and market analysis & development, alignment and implementation of material group and supplier strategy/portfolio (incl. strategy approval process),
  • Production material: GCM drives material group strategy in R&D (PEP-) and PACT projects,
  • Indirect Categories (CAPEX, Investments):Cross-functional collaboration
  • Supplier Management (e.g. ensures supplier technical capacities, evaluates risk & performance, triggers supplier development, supplier visits, triggers & supports supplier release, manages supplier base),
  • Negotiation & awarding (e.g. ATP, Despecification, drives Rfx, negotiation & awarding process on the project, material group or supplier level),
  • GCM comprises global mandate for assigned commodities/categories – GCM can delegate regional or local tasks (e.g. negotiation); incl. functional leadership of RCM or other assigned counterparts (e.g. Local Strategic Buyers),
  • Production material: steering: MPC planning, ratio reporting, and communication of pooling successes and ensure the correct input for the monthly savings report,
  • Responsible for TCO performance of considered commodities/categories,
  • Non Production Material: Steering of the assigned categories based on defined KPIs to contribute to maximum purchasing success (TCO).


  • Bachelor’s or master degree, with a concentration in engineering, economics, supply chain,
  • Minimum 4-5 years of commodity/category management experience in purchasing, especially global commodity/category management or in a procurement-related area,
  • Management experience is an asset,
  • Working experience abroad is preferred,
  • Experience in team management also in an international context,
  • Experience in international project management,
  • Excellent leadership & communication skills with the ability to work effectively at all levels,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Experience in workshop moderation/facilitation(Structured way of working),
  • High self-motivation, strong personal initiative, and assertiveness,
  • Fluent English is a must, further language knowledge (esp. German) is an asset,
  • No restrictions to travel.


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Basak Akcelik, is our consultant who manages this job opportunity.

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