Senior Manager Group Procurement (m/f/d)

bei Bauer Media Group
Ort Hamburg, Germany
Online seit Juli 10, 2024


Group Procurement sets guidelines, rules and policies for procurement at Bauer Media Group and provides respective services to all business areas and units of the group by negotiating contracts, running requests for quotations and providing operative purchasing services as well as supporting all major projects with procurement expertise. Group Procurement consists of teams in Hamburg, Peterborough and Poland.
The Senior Manager Group Procurement will act as a “playing captain” and will lead the team of category experts on a group level. The role will oversee and further develop all category management activities on a group level and ensures strategic alignment of procurement with business goals, drives cost efficiency and savings through strategic sourcing and supplier management.
The aim is to support to standardize and optimize procurement processes across the organization, leveraging economies of scale and mitigating risks associated with supply chain disruptions. This role involves close collaboration with various departments to align procurement strategies with organizational needs and ensures compliance with regulatory and ethical standards. By utilizing data analytics and market intelligence, the Senior Manager fosters innovation and maintains the company's competitive edge in procurement practices.
In addition, this role is in charge of dedicated categories and thereby will “lead by example” and demonstrates the value of professional category management to all stakeholders. Great negotiation, stakeholder and change management skills will help to have success in the role.

  • Lead and manage a team of up to six category experts, fostering their development and ensuring effective execution of strategies.
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with business objectives and formulate and execute category-specific sourcing strategies.
  • Standardize and optimize procurement processes across the organization as well as identify and achieve cost savings through strategic sourcing and negotiations.
  • Consolidate and manage the supplier base for efficiency and reduced complexity.
  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance to ensure quality and timely delivery and provide regular reports and updates to senior management on procurement performance and initiatives.
  • Mitigate supply chain risks and ensure compliance with regulations and ethics.
  • Stay informed on market trends and drive innovation in procurement practices.

  • University degree in Business Administration, Economics or equivalent and 7 years + experience in leading and managing a Procurement Team.
  • Knowledgeable in procurement tools and platforms.
  • Recognized Procurement Management qualificationas well as project Management Qualification.
  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly Outlook and Excel, strong data analytics skills and proven Expertise in SAP, S/4HANA and other procurement tools (e.g. COUPA).
  • Excellent negotiation and problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in English and German

Work experience:

  • Extensive experience working in Procurement, Purchasing, Contract Management and Negotiation.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the market and commercial conditions.

Leadership skills:

  • Visionary Thinking: Set and communicate a clear strategic direction.
  • Decision-Making: Make informed and timely decisions.
  • Motivation: Inspire and motivate the team to achieve goals.
  • Accountability: Take responsibility and ensure team accountability.
  • Adaptability: Lead effectively through change and uncertainty.
  • Leadership: Inspire, manage, and develop a team of category experts.

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and comparison portals, as well as sales and marketing services. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

We want to inspire not only our customers, we also want to inspire our colleagues. How? By giving you the opportunity to take on responsibility and by offering you a long-term perspective.

You can also benefit from our attractive offers:

  • Individual solutions for the flexible organisation of working hours and location
  • Targeted and individual training for your professional and personal development
  • A central location in Hamburg's city centre with good transport options (bus & train)
  • Subsidy for HVV ProfiTicket & bike leasing
  • Effective health management (e.g. health week, free sports programmes & Wellhub)
  • 30 days of holiday & frequent events for employees
  • Company restaurant, free magazines & various discounts via corporate benefits
  • A culture in which personal responsibility, teamwork and creativity are valued and you have room for creativity and for exciting and challenging tasks


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