Head of Purchasing

Styria, Austria Permanent


  • Work with internal stakeholders to identify their procurement requirements and develop strategies to meet those requirements.
  • Create and implement purchasing strategies and policies that are in line with the overall objectives and goals of the company.
  • Keep strong relationships with suppliers and vendors to ensure a consistent supply of high-quality materials and services.
  • Assess supplier performance and negotiate contracts, terms, and pricing with suppliers to ensure cost-effective material, supply, and equipment procurement.
  • Ensure that all applicable regulations, such as environmental, safety, and labour laws, are followed.
  • Manage and lead a team of purchasing professionals to ensure that the purchasing process runs smoothly.
  • Constantly monitor market conditions and industry trends to identify cost-cutting and process-improvement opportunities.
  • Directly reporting to the CEO.
  • Develop and maintain a supplier database to ensure a streamlined and efficient purchasing process.
  • Manage the procurement budget and ensure that all purchasing activities are conducted within the approved budget.


  • Fluent German speaking.
  • Outstanding negotiation, communication, and leadership abilities.
  • Production or Engineering background
  • In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices and purchasing strategies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, ERP systems, and other procurement-related software.
  • Must be willing to travel to portfolio business 3 days a week
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

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    Tom Mooney
    Consultant - Industrials

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