Regional Supplier Manager

Place of work
Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Grécko, Nemecko, Veľká Británia (The job requires travelling)
Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards
3.000€ - 4.500€ base/month.
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Regional Supplier Manager will be subject matter expert across all aspects of supplier management and be responsible for creating an environment to support Regional Logistics Management and the ........ business team to drive value through strategic partnerships with key Logistics Partners within the Region, and support the development of a ........... Partner Strategy. The individual will focus on two key areas: driving and delivering the new DS Smith supplier strategy through innovative supplier commercial and operational relationships that secure the .......... business in the future and the management of RFQ’s / ITT’s / RFI’s in the Region either through directly managing the approach or assisting Regionally / Divisionally based Procurement teams;. This forms a key role in the Development of ............ Logistics driving a hands on delivery focused strategic role within an organisation looking to genuinely transform into a recognised world class strategic Procurement and Supplier Management function.


Strategic Supplier Management

• Help to create, develop, deliver and manage a world class logistics partner / supplier strategy within ....... that guarantees service and value to the business in the long term + identify new suppliers in new regions / products / capabilities to ensure our supplier base is current, forwards focussed and ‘best in class’
• Develop a supplier accreditation approach that ensures that ....... have reliable and stable suppliers that reflect our core values
• Manage KEY (Top 25) suppliers at a senior level to ensure that we maintain strategic and influential relationships across the network
• Work closely with Regional Logistics Managers and Regional / Divisional Teams to create, implement and oversee the supplier performance management that includes performance measures, plus supplier interlocks and Quarterly / Annual reviews
• Work closely with Commercial and Legal teams across the business to deliver commercial and contractual solutions for Logistics operations within the region
• Drive supplier and technical innovation and best practice to deliver key Transport and Infrastructure projects and integrated logistics solutions across the business through Benchmarking and Continuous Improvement
• Ensure the financial aspects and impact of any contract are clear to all parties. Negotiating and agreeing contracts and monitoring their progress - checking the quality of service provided and supporting escalation if required
• Own Health & Safety performance of the supplier group across their specific region
• Drive sustainability and CSR within the supply base

• Management of large scale RFQ approaches end to end and the SME support RFQ processes at Divisional and Site level
• Development RFQ capability within the ....... business overall by innovative development of tools, workflows. Analytics, approaches, technology to increase the value delivered and the productivity of commercial procurement across the Region as a whole
• Audit and monitor the performance of RFQ’s against ‘promise’ + create a proactive ‘agenda’ of RFQ’s across the business to ensure ....... maximise the opportunity and the impact of RFQ’s
• Monitor the heart beat of the ‘market’ and the suppliers within it to ensure that data and information is current and relevant and that ....... takes advantage of all opportunities and minimises the impacts of market issues

Employee perks, benefits

• Working for the working processes company with clear demonstrated focus on the individual talent
and career development
• Competitive remuneration
• Periodical, actualising trainings and development in technical, management field
• Orientation on individual talent and its development – 80 years tradition
• Working for a “working processes” company
• Opportunity to use show unique, individual potential
• Possibility for career advancements based on results and passion
• Working with a talented and well picked team

Information about the selection process

Dear candidate, please note our customer has set the condition for you to speak both Languages, German and English.

Company on whose behalf the position is being filled

Other manufacturing

One of the largest packaging companies in the world.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1) and German - Advanced (C1)

Driving licence


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

• 5+ years work experience in a consultancy or Logistics Operations gained in a relevant shipper or 3PL environment preferred
• Knowledge of the Logistics marketplace, its development, strategic direction and the key players and capabilities
• Customer service focused. Recently worked closely with key haulier partners across the European regions and has created/proven ongoing relationships with key suppliers at senior levels
• Previous Analytical consultancy skills gained in an FMCG or Retail environment
• Decisiveness and commercial awareness + superior management and organisational skills
• Commercial and Contractual awareness and the ability to work closely with central or external legal teams
• Well defined negotiation skills with excellent presentation and communication skills
• Proven capacity to be influential and amenable at all levels; a real TEAM player
• Excellent written and spoken German and English with fluency in other languages an advantage


Brief description of the company

Headhunting, recruitment, qualified professionals search. Your recruitment partner in the european region. We belong to the best 5% recruitment companies in the world.

The company is a holder of a licence to offer recruitment services.

Number of employees

5-9 employees

Company address

Letná 27
04001 Košice
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ID: 3468207   Dátum zverejnenia: 11.8.2018   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   3.000€ - 4.500€ base/month.