(Senior) Manager Procurement Practice (m/f/d)

  • Location London
  • Segment Mid-Market
  • Job Function Operations
  • Job Level Manager
  • Years Of Experience 5 - 10

AURELIUS‘ Task Force is a close-knit team of advisors with  deep functional expertise and long-standing management experience supporting value generation in portfolio companies through effective and hands-on project and change management in the areas of Procurement, Operations, Sales/Marketing, IT and Finance.

Responsibilities

  • Implementation of optimization projects in purchasing with the aim of improving purchasing organizations and processes, increasing efficiency and ensuring the supply of materials and services.
  • Strategic analysis of procurement categories and markets, technical specifications, and development and implementation of holistic sourcing strategies for our portfolio companies.
  • Implementation of commercial initiatives such as price negotiations and conclusion of framework agreements with the aim of realizing significant purchase price reductions.
  • Execution of technical cost reduction initiatives such as functional cost analysis, value engineering workshops and cross-functional idea workshops together with R&D and suppliers.
  • Preparation and execution of supplier negotiations and annual meetings regarding payment of annual bonuses, etc.
  • Initiation of and participation in projects to optimize supply chain and optimize capital employed.

Qualifications required

  • University degree in Business/Economics, Engineering or Natural Sciences
  • Min. 5 years of working experience in the procurement sector, preferably with a top management consulting firm
  • Proven experience in successful negotiations of business contracts and cost savings in the procurement area, including good knowledge of the legal, tax and financial aspects related to this
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills combined with a confident, convincing and entrepreneurial personality
  • Analytical/strategical thinking, result-oriented personality, highly developed sense of responsibility and strong team work
  • Practical, hands-on mentality
  • Capability to lead teams through critical transformations with the required sensitiveness and speed
  • Extensive travel required
  • Fluent in English, further language skills welcome

Our offer

  • The possibility to drive value from ideation through to realization and have true entrepreneurial impact
  • Dynamic career development in a successful private equity firm with a steep growth trajectory
  • An attractive and performance-related remuneration package
  • Flexible place of work in a country in which an AURELIUS location is represented

Please apply online including all relevant application documents and stating your earliest possible starting date and salary expectation.