Head of Operational Procurement (m/f/x)

Location: Haren
Working Hours: Full-time employee

1,400 employees in 24 locations around the world with a fleet of 60,000+ circulating containers. Since ELA’s establishment in 1972, our business has continuously been expanding, we are specialists in mobile room solutions. Our family-run company based in Haren (Ems), Germany, is growing at a fast pace and we are actively looking for qualified and dedicated team players to join us locally, internationally and beyond.


Are you ready to lead and develop a team of eight as Head of Operational Purchasing (m/f/x)? We are looking for a motivated manager who not only implements our product group strategies, but also develops innovative ordering processes and organises tenders in a national and international environment!

You‘re a person with your individual profile, qualifications, talents and wishes. But we are not like any other company. We offer exciting jobs, opportunities for your further development and an easy going working atmosphere. Interested? Then we should get to know each other better.


Your responsibilities

  • Professional and disciplinary management of the operational purchasing team and further development of employees
  • Implementing and helping to shape the specified product group strategies and objectives of operational purchasing in consultation with the divisional management
  • Further development of operational purchasing and the ordering processes, taking into account the established corporate strategy
  • Carrying out and organising tenders for all product groups in direct and indirect purchasing in a national and international environment, taking into account the specified key figures
  • Ensuring smooth purchasing processes as well as security of supply and material provision in compliance with deadlines, costs and quality
  • Responsibility for order processing, delivery date tracking, invoice verification, complaints processing and master data maintenance
  • Responsibility for coordination and communication between strategic purchasing, divisional management and other internal departments such as production and logistics
  • Conducting price and quality negotiations

Your skills

  • Successfully completed studies in the field of (technical) business administration, industrial engineering or a comparable qualification
  • Relevant professional experience in (operational) purchasing, ideally in an industrial environment
  • Initial management experience and the ability to lead and develop growing teams
  • Knowledge of cost and price structure analyses and a willingness to work on a KPI basis
  • Strong analytical skills as well as strong cost awareness and a target-orientated way of working
  • Strong communication skills, team player with a motivating leadership style, entrepreneurial mindset and willingness to help shape and implement new processes, structures and strategies
  • Organisational and negotiating skills
  • Very good user knowledge of MS Office
  • Business fluent in written and spoken German and English

What you can expect from us 

  • Permanent employment contract for a secure job in a fast-growing industry
  • Exciting tasks with room for manoeuvre and direct cooperation with the management. This means you benefit from short decision-making paths
  • Uncomplicated interaction with each other and a wide range of opportunities to contribute your own ideas
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home up to 60% of the week, for which you will receive all the IT equipment you need for mobile working
  • Organisation of an extensive induction programme so that you get to know the entire company, your colleagues and our products

Do you see yourself as our new Head of Operational Procurement (m/f/x)

Then send us your documents via our career portal at www.karriere.container.de or by e-mail to application@ela-container.com. We want to find out what motivates you to take the next step with us and what challenges you see in the further development of our business with regard to HSQ. Of course, we would also like to find out more about how you would like to use your previous experience in the field of HSQ profitably with us in the future. Therefore, the classic cover letter is not necessary. Please also state your notice period and salary expectations. We will then get to know each other in an initial interview and you will of course also receive further information from us as part of our dialogue about how we envisage working together and where we see key tasks and development needs. We look forward to meeting you!

Any questions?
Contact us via email or WhatsApp/text message on +49 1511 9539616.



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