AURELIUS is a publicly-listed Special Situation private equity firm, with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Madrid. We focus on the acquisition of companies with operational potential across Western Europe. AURELIUS is an investor for complex deals including turnarounds and the acquisition of profitable underperformers or business portfolios from corporates, owner managers, entrepreneurs, private equity investors, banks & funds. Our current portfolio comprises 27 businesses across the following sectors: industrials, business services and consumer goods. We look to improve the performance of our portfolio businesses by providing management capabilities and the necessary financial resources for investment.

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/Commercial Transformation and Real Estate.

Due to the growth in our portfolio we are strengthening our international Operations Team and therefore are looking for a

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

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

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

Apply online