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Lead Buyer - Global Purchasing
At the VELUX Group, we give you the chance to grow. To shape your own career. To work in an international environment. To be part of a company that leads the market in sustainable indoor living. We offer you a world of opportunities – if you have the ability and the drive to take them.
Discover more at velux.com/career or velux.dk/karriere
Do you have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships and do you have solid experience in purchasing and project management? Are you dedicated to create results in a global procurement organisation, which plays a central role in the development of market leading products? Then this position as Lead Buyer may have your interest.

You will be part of VELUX Global Purchasing referring to the Category Manager and you will join a procurement team handling primarily tactical and operational purchasing tasks. The team is located in Østbirk. Order handling is not part of the operational task, but is handled by our factories placed in US, Europe and China.
Your challenges

As Lead Buyer, you will be responsible for ensuring good business solutions for the VELUX Group. You will be co-responsible for minimising our purchasing and production costs and ensuring that our development projects are accomplished in the right quality, at the right time and at the right price. The successful candidate will achieve this through strong relations with external suppliers as well as internal stakeholders and through a pro-active execution of the overall purchasing strategy within your product area in cooperation with the responsible Category Manager.

The tasks will cover the full range from strategic, tactical and sometimes operational tasks. Your main tasks include:

  • Responsibility for independent and cross-functional strategic projects
  • Responsibility for own portfolio of projects for cost reduction
  • Participation in development of the overall purchasing strategy with main focus on the execution
  • Execution of RFI/RFQ processes and ensuring correct purchasing master data in SAP
  • Continuous communication with internal stakeholders regarding valid supplier contracts, prices, general optimisation, which could include possible, new suppliers
  • Working with Purchasing KPIs as goal for your results
  • Building and maintaining good relations with suppliers as well as internal stakeholders

You should expect 20-30 travelling days a year.

Your qualifications

Your educational background may be technical supplemented with a commercial education like engineer or MSc in Economics & Business Administration. You have professional experience in purchasing and conducting large projects and experience within Packaging (corrugated and plastic)  is an advantage. Additionally, you are an experienced user in working with SAP and MS Office 365.

You have strong communicative skills and natural skills of building working relationships enabling you to work across the organisation and operate in a matrix organisation. You thrive on having many contacts across geographic borders and cultures, why fluency in English is a prerequisite. 

Your tasks will be challenging and require sound business acumen. You thrive on being able to plan and drive your own tasks and ensure the necessary progress also during changing circumstances. It is important that you enjoy an outgoing role where your communication skills and your ability of making clear agreements and getting commitment from others will be decisive for your results.

Your opportunities
The VELUX Group offers an interesting and varying job with great opportunities of influencing your future development. We grow professionally and personally through our tasks, and you and your results will determine your future to a large extent. We believe in empowering people, and we support this through sharing knowledge, delegating responsibility and continuous employee development. We are a strong value based company where commitment, thoroughness and mutual respect are among the core values and teamwork and professionalism is essential to the way we work.
Application and contact
If you want to know more about the job, please do not hesitate to contact Category Manager Nico Will at +49 172 79 74 125, or learn more about the VELUX Group at www.velux.com.

As we will review the candidates on a continuous basis, please send your application and CV as soon as possible.

We will of course treat your application with confidentiality. Please write in your application or CV within which materials you have solid knowledge and experience.

Application deadline:

15-10-2017

Work place:

Østbirk

For more information:

Nico Will at +49 172 79 74 125


Our company

For 75 years, the VELUX Group has created better living environments for people around the world; making the most of daylight and fresh air through the roof. Our product programme includes roof windows and modular skylights as well as a range of decoration and sun screenings, roller shutters, installation solutions and intelligent home controls. These products help to ensure a healthy and sustainable indoor climate, for work and learning, for play and pleasure. We work globally – with sales and manufacturing operations in more than 40 countries and around 9,500 employees worldwide. The VELUX Group is owned by VKR Holding A/S, a limited company wholly owned by foundations and family.

For more information, visit www.velux.com