Procurement

Procurement

DSJ Global: Your Leading Partner for Procurement Talent

DSJ Global is a leading talent partner delivering mid-senior end-to-end supply chain talent. We secure business-critical Procurement professionals through permanent, contract, and multi-hire recruitment solutions.

Despite heavy disruption due to COVID-19, the Procurement market was valued at $5.94bn in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.4% over the next seven years.

Our global supply chain specialists exceed the expectations of clients and candidates by providing extensive knowledge, passion, and experience. If you’re looking to secure top talent within the Procurement industry or you’re a professional searching for your next Procurement opportunity, the expert team at DSJ Global can connect candidates and clients througha range of bespoke talent solutions.


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We have 15 years’ experience as a leading talent partner in End-to-End Supply Chain.

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A vast, global network of the best, in-demand professionals, working worldwide across Supply Chain Procurement, Technical Operations, Engineering, and Logistics.

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Procurement Jobs

Supply Planner

*This position is with a food manufacturing client.* POSITION SUMMARY: The role of Supply Chain Planner involves managing production planning, commodity utilization, and inventory capacity across designated plant/inventory areas. Key responsibilities include optimizing production schedules, coordinating with various departments to meet customer demands, and ensuring effective communication between field operations, sales, and production facilities. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop and communicate short-term production plans for commodity utilization and finished goods production. Collaborate with sales, procurement, and production facilities to align product availability with plant capacity. Analyze demand trends and coordinate production adjustments to optimize efficiency. Recommend changes to production schedules based on data analysis. Manage finished goods inventory levels to meet customer requirements while minimizing financial risk. Monitor inventory metrics and report on a monthly basis. Oversee production activities at contracted co-packers, ensuring accuracy in warehouse operations and resolving any discrepancies in production plans. Maintain data integrity within the Supply Chain team by documenting weekly and monthly snapshots for analysis. Lead regular cross-functional meetings to ensure alignment. Manage aged inventory, providing recommendations for disposition and reporting monthly to support business decisions. QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE: Familiarity with material requirements planning (MRP). Principles of production planning and inventory control. Effective business communication and report writing skills. Basic understanding of mathematics and accounting principles. Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations. SKILLS: Ability to exercise discretion and judgment in demand and inventory planning. Strong organizational and execution skills. Proficiency in preparing clear and accurate documents and reports. Problem-solving and analytical skills. Competence in using computer software for data analysis and reporting. EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or related field preferred, or equivalent experience. Minimum of one year of experience in supply chain, production planning, or inventory management. COMPENSATION: $74,000-84,000 with a bonus incentive.

US$75000 - US$75001 per annum
Yakima
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Global Category Manager - Medical Device

Global Category Manager (Medical Device) SUMMARY We are dedicated to advancing global healthcare through the manufacturing of innovative Class III medical devices and our mission is to improve patient outcomes by developing high-quality, cutting-edge medical technologies. As a leader in the industry, we are committed to excellence, innovation, and ethical practices. We are currently seeking a Global Category Manager to join our dynamic team and help us drive our global sourcing and procurement strategies. You will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies that align with our company's goals and ensure the seamless procurement of high-quality medical devices worldwide. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize supply chain efficiency, cost management, and supplier relationships on a global scale. The Global Category Manager will have these responsibilities: Establish strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors internationally, negotiating global contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms and pricing while maintaining quality standards Prepare and present regular reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to senior management, providing insights into procurement performance, cost savings, and other relevant metrics Lead the purchasing function to ensure the acquisition of high-quality, electromechanical raw materials at competitive prices. Strong understanding of global supply chain dynamics, industry standards, and manufacturing processes related to highly regulated industries Excellent and professional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels. Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies related to sourcing and procurement. Travel internationally as needed to support global sourcing and supplier management activities. The Global Category Manager has the following qualifications: Master's or Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Engineering) w/ 5-8 years of category management experience Must have experience in a highly regulated, electromechanical manufacturing industry ERP/MRP Systems experience is required BENEFITS Annual Bonus with Competitive 401k Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance If you're interested in this new and innovative opportunity, please apply by clicking here.

Negotiable
Georgia
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IT Purchaser (M/F/D)

Job Description: Position Overview: This position is with one of our key clients, who are experts within the Technology and Management Services sector, and are currently undergoing a huge digitalisation overhaul within their procurement function. As they continue to grow the team, they are searching for an IT Purchaser to join their function in Cologne/Bonn. Key Responsibilities: Procurement Management: Identify and evaluate potential suppliers for IT products and services. Negotiate pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers to secure the best possible deals. Manage the procurement process from order placement to delivery and installation. Ensure compliance with company policies and industry regulations in all procurement activities. Supplier Relationship Management: Develop and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors. Monitor supplier performance and address any issues related to quality, delivery, or service. Conduct regular supplier evaluations and maintain an updated supplier database. Inventory and Asset Management: Track and manage IT inventory levels to ensure availability of necessary equipment and software. Coordinate with the IT department to forecast future IT needs and plan procurement accordingly. Maintain accurate records of IT assets and oversee their life cycle management. Cost Control and Budgeting: Monitor and control IT procurement costs to ensure alignment with budgetary constraints. Prepare and present reports on procurement activities, cost savings, and supplier performance. Collaborate with the finance team to ensure accurate financial reporting and budgeting. Market Research and Analysis: Stay informed about market trends, new technologies, and advancements in the IT sector. Conduct market research to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements. Provide recommendations to management based on market analysis and industry best practices. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Proven experience in IT procurement, purchasing, or supply chain management. Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain supplier relationships. Excellent organisational and project management skills. Proficiency in procurement software and tools. Strong analytic and problem-solving abilities. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Fluency in English and German, both written and spoken.

Negotiable
Cologne
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Global Category Manager

Global Category Manager (Medical Device) Location: Georgia, USA Level: Manager SUMMARY We are dedicated to advancing global healthcare through the manufacturing of innovative Class III medical devices and our mission is to improve patient outcomes by developing high-quality, cutting-edge medical technologies. As a leader in the industry, we are committed to excellence, innovation, and ethical practices. We are currently seeking a Global Category Manager to join our dynamic team and help us drive our global sourcing and procurement strategies. You will be responsible for developing and executing category strategies that align with our company's goals and ensure the seamless procurement of high-quality medical devices worldwide. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to optimize supply chain efficiency, cost management, and supplier relationships on a global scale. The Global Category Manager will have these responsibilities: * Establish strong relationships with key suppliers and vendors internationally, negotiating global contracts and agreements to secure favorable terms and pricing while maintaining quality standards * Prepare and present regular reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to senior management, providing insights into procurement performance, cost savings, and other relevant metrics * Lead the purchasing function to ensure the acquisition of high-quality, electromechanical raw materials at competitive prices. * Strong understanding of global supply chain dynamics, industry standards, and manufacturing processes related to highly regulated indusries * Develop and manage budgets, forecasts, and key performance indicators (KPIs) related to category spend and supplier performance. * Excellent and professional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders at all levels. * Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements, industry standards, and company policies related to sourcing and procurement. * Travel internationally as needed to support global sourcing and supplier management activities. The Global Category Manager has the following qualifications: * Master's or Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Engineering) w/ 5-8 years of category management experience * Must have experience in a highly regulated, electromechanical manufacturing industry * ERP/MRP Systems experience is required BENEFITS * Annual Bonus with Competitive 401k * Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance If you're interested in this new and innovative opportunity, please apply by clicking here.

Negotiable
Georgia
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Category Manager Professional Services (m/f/d)

A prominent German Advertising and Media company headquartered in Cologne is looking for a dynamic Category Manager with a focus on Professional Services. In this role, you will be primarily responsible for procuring services in areas such as consulting, personnel services, marketing, travel, IT, facility management/real estate, and temporary employment. Additionally, you will support other product groups. Key responsibilities include: Monitoring and determining company requirements. Systematic design and optimisation of procurement processes. Strategic responsibility for the procurement process, including tenders. Timely evaluation of offers and suppliers, preparation of results, drafting contracts (e.g., service contracts/temporary employment), and invoice processing. Ensuring regulatory compliance (e.g., Supply Chain Protection Act, CSRD). Serving as the contact person for all internal customers, external suppliers, and service providers. Qualifications: Completed commercial training and at least 3 years of professional experience in purchasing/procurement. Strong negotiation skills, the ability to work independently with high commitment and customer orientation. Proficiency in MS Office programs, especially Excel, and SAP MM. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, quick comprehension of complex topics, and a hands-on mentality. Active problem-solving strategies and enjoyment of cross-departmental teamwork. Willingness to continue training and participate in trade fairs and seminars.

Negotiable
Cologne
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Global Procurement Excellence Manager

A mid-sized chemical company is looking for a Global Procurement Excellence Manager to join their procurement excellence function in Europe. This greenfield position is part of the investment into the function to upskill, develop and mature the procurement function as a whole. Reporting directly into the Global Director of Procurement Excellence you would have a high level of autonomy within your niche, being able to specialise in a particular process. Key Responsibilities: Own global processes and lead initiatives to enhance procurement excellence Develop and implement strategies to streamline procurement processes and systems. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency gains. Provide guidance and support to regional procurement teams, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning. Stay abreast of industry trends and best practices in procurement, leveraging insights to drive innovation and improvement. Requirements: Fluency in English is essential, with proficiency in other languages considered advantageous. Proven experience in procurement excellence, with a strong understanding of source to contract processes and procurement systems. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse teams and stakeholders. Demonstrated ability to drive change and implement process improvements in a complex, global environment. Benefits: Opportunities for career growth and development within a global organization. Chance to make a meaningful impact in shaping the future of procurement function Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and sustainability.

Negotiable
Amsterdam
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Gem Buyer

A leading jewelry retailer is seeking an experienced Gem Buyer to join their team in South Florida. This is a full-time role that will require you to be on-site. Responsibilities: Stay informed about market trends, pricing, and demand for gemstones. Analyze data to make informed purchasing decisions. Conduct price analysis and assess profitability of products Negotiate prices, terms, and quantities with vendors to ensure profitable transactions. Evaluate gemstones based on factors such as color, clarity, cut, and carat weight to assess quality. Manage inventory levels, place orders as needed, handle returns, and maintain records Collaborate with sales & marketing teams to promote gems and jewelry pieces, aiming for profitable sales. Requirements: You MUST be GIA certified to be considered for this position. Proven gemological experience Prior purchasing experience in the jewelry industry preferred Strong organization and analytical skills Ability to communicate effectively Attention to detail

US$70000 - US$80000 per year
Pompano Beach
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Senior Sourcing Manager Clinical Trials (m/f/d)

**This job is remote based in Europe A globally leading pharmaceutical company with over 6,000 employees across 25 countries, is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Sourcing Manager Clinical Trials to join their dynamic team. This position can be based anywhere in Europe and offers an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of clinical studies and R&D procurement. This company prides themselves in fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration and personal growth; this role will allow you to have a create and develop a category strategy, ultimately having a direct impact on improving the lives of others. Responsibilities: Lead and manage procurement activities for clinical studies, providing strategic guidance and ensuring the timely and cost-effective sourcing of goods and services. Collaborate closely with the R&D function to understand their procurement requirements and develop strategies to support their objectives. Oversee the entire procurement process, from identifying potential suppliers to negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships. Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and internal policies, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry. Conduct market research and analysis to identify emerging trends, opportunities, and risks in the procurement landscape. Develop and implement procurement strategies that drive efficiency, cost savings, and continuous improvement. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support global procurement initiatives and contribute to the overall success of the organization. Requirements: Multiple years of professional procurement experience, ideally within the pharmaceutical industry. Proven expertise in clinical studies sourcing and/or R&D procurement. Excellent negotiation, contract management, and supplier relationship management skills. Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and compliance in the pharmaceutical industry. Ability to work in a fast-paced, global environment and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a data-driven approach. Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and influence stakeholders at all levels. Professional fluency in English is essential; proficiency in other languages is beneficial.

Negotiable
Germany
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Associate Procurement Director

**Associate Procurement Director - Dublin, Ireland** Are you ready to take your procurement expertise to new heights in the vibrant city of Dublin? We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Associate Procurement Director who will thrive within the fast-paced pharmaceutical sector. This is an exceptional opportunity for a strategic thinker with proven direct procurement skills looking to make their mark on global operations. As our ideal candidate, you'll join an innovative team where collaboration and leadership go hand-in-hand. The role demands someone keenly aware of market trends who can manage complex supplier relationships while delivering value-driven results. **Your Role Will Involve:** - Sit sourcing lead - you will be the key link and point of contact between sourcing on-site and global sourcing teams - Crafting and implementing comprehensive direct procurement strategies. - Leading cross-functional teams towards achieving key performance indicators (KPIs). - Negotiating contracts that align with corporate goals. **Skills Required:** Direct Procurement: In-depth knowledge of sourcing goods directly from manufacturers or producers; critical for reducing costs without compromising quality. Strategic Sourcing Ability evaluate suppliers based on price, quality & speed which ensures operational efficiency across all levels Supplier Relationship Management: Strong interpersonal abilities needed for fostering long-term partnerships ensuring mutual growth & innovation The role requires to be on site in Dublin for a minimum 3 days a week. If this sounds like the challenge you've been waiting for - we're eager to hear how your background in Direct Procurement makes you fit perfectly into this prestigious role! Apply today!

Negotiable
Dublin
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Senior Buyer (w/m/x)

Position : Senior Buyer Position ( w/m/x) Location: Luxembourg Are you ready to accelerate your career in a dynamic and innovative environment? Our client, a family-owned top 100 automotive supplier, is seeking a passionate and experienced Senior Buyer to join their global team. With over 50 locations, our client is a key player in all major automotive markets, driving the future of mobility with a focus on Roof and Electrification solutions. Their extensive global network, innovative strength, and decades of experience make them a leader in the industry, dedicated to making individual mobility more enjoyable and environmentally friendly. Why Join Them ? Global Impact: Work with a company that has a significant presence in major automotive markets worldwide, influencing the future of mobility. Innovation at its Best: Be part of a forward-thinking organisation known for its dynamic solutions in Roof and Electrification. Growth Opportunities: Benefit from professional development programs and career advancement within a leading global company. Sustainability Focus: Contribute to environmentally friendly initiatives aimed at enhancing individual mobility. Dynamic Environment: Thrive in a fast-paced, innovative setting where your contributions make a real difference. Key Responsibilities: Develop and execute strategic sourcing strategies to achieve cost, quality, and delivery goals. Lead supplier negotiations, securing optimal terms and ensuring compliance with company standards. Cultivate strong relationships with key suppliers, promoting collaboration and continuous improvement. Conduct market analysis to identify new sourcing opportunities and mitigate risks. Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, quality, and logistics, for seamless supplier integration. Monitor and enhance supplier performance, implementing corrective actions as needed. Prepare and present procurement reports, cost savings, and supplier performance insights to senior management. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field. Years of experience in a buying or procurement role, preferably in the automotive industry. Exceptional negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proven track record in developing and maintaining strategic supplier relationships. In-depth understanding of global supply chain dynamics and market trends. Proficiency in procurement software and Microsoft Office Suite. Strong analytic skills and meticulous attention to detail. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. What They Offer: Professional Growth: Access continuous learning opportunities and pathways for career advancement. Innovative Culture: Join a team that values creativity, innovation, and forward-thinking solutions. Global Network: Engage with a broad international network that provides diverse and enriching experiences. Work-Life Balance: Benefit from policies and programs designed to support a healthy work-life balance If you are a results-driven procurement professional with a passion for innovation and sustainability, we want to hear from you!

Negotiable
Luxemburg
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Vice President of Purchasing

Summary of Role: Responsible for overseeing procurement activities within the organization, ensuring efficient acquisition of necessary products and services at optimal costs. Compensation and Benefits: We provide a competitive compensation package along with comprehensive benefits aimed at supporting employee well-being, career advancement, and future financial security. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, AD&D, life insurance, 401(k) with company match, wellness programs, generous paid time off, paid holidays, and various voluntary benefits. We are committed to fostering a workplace culture that values growth and inclusivity, striving to be the preferred employer in our industry. Key Responsibilities: Develops and implements sourcing strategies to secure a reliable supply of raw materials, packaging, and labels. Establishes criteria for vendor evaluation and selection processes. Identifies purchasing trends and opportunities for cost savings through consolidation. Sets and monitors performance metrics for purchasing operations. Negotiates complex vendor contracts to achieve favorable terms. Provides leadership and guidance to team members, including coaching and development. Collaborates cross-functionally to align purchasing strategies with organizational goals. Shapes business strategies and aligns departmental goals with company objectives. Oversees purchasing department projects, ensuring alignment with strategic goals. Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures to support long-term organizational success. Candidate Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business or related field. Over 15 years of progressive experience in plant operations, with at least 5 years in procurement. Strong leadership skills with a focus on mentorship and relationship building. Previous experience in food manufacturing preferred. Knowledge of MRP applications. Basic proficiency in PC skills. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

US$270000 - US$270001 per annum
Portland
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Category Manager - Logistics (M/F/D)

Our esteemed client, a leading retail company based in the vibrant city of Munich, Germany, is looking for a talented and experienced Category Manager with a passion for logistics. This exciting permanent role offers the unique opportunity to shape the future of logistics by developing and implementing category strategies from the ground up. As the Category Manager, you will be responsible for crafting and executing comprehensive category strategies. You will manage procurement processes and oversee significant spending volumes exceeding 250 million Euros. Your meticulous attention to detail will be crucial as you build out strategic plans tailored specifically towards logistics operations. You will analyze market conditions and make informed decisions that drive success even during tough economic times. In this role, you will need to possess strong negotiation skills to secure favorable terms and maintain cost-efficiency as you will be dealing directly with suppliers. The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while ensuring timely execution under tight deadlines is paramount. This position demands not only logistical prowess but also sharp commercial acumen. As a Category Manager, you will be at the forefront of driving change through effective purchasing practices in the bustling city of Munich. You will have the opportunity to shape innovative pathways within one of Europe's thriving markets. We are looking for a candidate who is passionate about logistics and wants to be part of a dynamic retail sector. If you are excited about the prospect of developing and implementing category strategies from the ground up, then we want to hear from you! Apply today to join our client's team and make your mark in this exciting role.

Negotiable
Munich
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