The HARTMANN GROUP is one of the leading European providers of medical and hygiene products with core expertise being in wound treatment, incontinence care and infection prevention. Its range also includes products for compression therapy and First Aid in addition to care products and cosmetics. Furthermore, HARTMANN offers innovative system solutions for professional target groups in the medical and healthcare sector. The Company, which has its headquarters in Heidenheim/Germany and which has Europe as its focal market, is organised with its own country companies close to the market across the world. In 2017, the 10,764 employees of the HARTMANN GROUP generated sales of EUR 2.06 billion.

Your area of responsibility:

  • You will be responsible for the global Category Management of the two Business Divisions Wound and Risk Prevention and the continuous improvement of global categories
  • You will take the lead of the global category team (6-8 direct reports) with footprint in the direct procurement leadership team incl. reporting on KPIs
  • Defining and coordinating global category strategies with internal stakeholders and elaborating strategic decisions on future supply markets will be as much of a focus as strategic sourcing incl. development and implementation of cost-reduction measures
  • Together with your team you will prepare design to cost and Make or Buy decisions e.g. when it comes to new product development and launches
  • Escalation and risk management with regards to suppliers and raw material belongs also to your responsibilities as negotiating contracts based on strategic supplier decisions with suppliers globally (also in escalation mode) and the qualification and according management of suppliers

What we look for:

  • You have successfully finished your Bachelor or Master degree (MBA, MSC) and you have 6+ years of professional experience in procurement of direct material or related sectors with according responsibility – ideally in the hygiene or medical industry
  • You have a proven track record of managerial experience in leading a team of procurement professionals
  • Professional experience in procurement on operational as well as strategic level is a must
  • It is easy for you to set up and foster professional business relationship with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Excellent commercial and negotiation skills, ability to work independently, good judgement and persuasive power are part of your winning personality
  • You are a team-player with good intercultural competences on the one hand and on the other hand you are assertive and a strong decision-maker
  • You speak English fluently and your German is at least intermediate

Your contact

Ms Friederike Stracke

PAUL HARTMANN AG, Human Resources Management

P.O. Box 1420, 89504 Heidenheim, Germany

If you wish to join our company, we will appreciate to receive your informative application with cover letter, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates.