Location: Düsseldorf, Germany
Date Posted: May 24, 2023
Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a global leading professional services firm that provides advisory, business performance improvement and turnaround management services.
With over 7000 people across 5 continents and based in 70 locations, we deliver excellent results for corporates, boards, private equity firms, law firms and government agencies facing complex challenges. Our senior leaders and their teams leverage A&M’s restructuring heritage to help companies act decisively, catapult growth and accelerate results.
Our non-hierarchical, hands-on-approach, small expert teams and an international focus are characterizing for A&M.
Corporate Transformation Services (CTS) as one of A&M’s core competencies advise clients in improving profitability targets and leading clients out of strategic and operational crisis situations in a sustainable manner.
CTS’ Procurement division helps clients in various industries (including automotive, manufacturing, IT, FMCG) optimize their purchasing/SCM organization and thus make a significant contribution to the positive economic development of the clients. A&M’s Procurement specialists not only advise but also negotiate directly with suppliers to strip out significant costs.
As a Director (m/f/d) focused on procurement you will manage the following key responsibilities, supported by the European Corporate Transformation team:
Managing and delivering projects, helping to win new business, and developing more junior members of the team.
Sourcing, bidding, negotiating, awarding and service implementation with direct communications to vendors and in-house stakeholders.
Identifying, communicating and implementing strategic sourcing opportunities, ensuring that key strategic suppliers/partners are utilized, well managed and best practices are leveraged.
At best you already have some relevant consulting experience and the following qualifications:
A degree from an accredited university (Procurement specific related certifications are of interest)
Several years of experience in managing complex procurement programmes
A specific range of category expertise
A specific understanding of the key attributes of the category as well as Global supply options, routes to value and other related cost topics
Facilitation, negotiation and supplier management
Data analysis (turning raw data into business insights and intelligence)
Robust financial experience and analytical rigor
Fluency in German and English is essential, additional European language skills are more than welcome.
If you want to be part of A&M’s success story and would like to grow in a dynamic environment, we are looking forward to your application.
A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.
It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
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