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Head of Purchasing

Job Reference: RS1299

Job Title: Head of Purchasing

Location: Europe

Product: Metals

Role: Origination

Redstone Commodity Search focus on offering 360° search solutions to the global commodities markets. With a competitive coverage of Trading Houses, Producers, Majors, Utilities, Merchants, Hedge Funds, Investment Banks and Brokerages; Redstone Commodity Search can confidently offer you an edge in today’s volatile market.

Redstone Commodity Search are working with a major metals manufacturer looking to hire a Head of Purchasing to join the team in Germany.

Key Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Responsible for the expansion and leadership of a centralised purchasing department for the group’s three different plants
  • Ensure the purchasing division retains significant guidance and hands-on management with relation to strategy, process optimisation, automation and KPI establishment
  • Active involvement with cost, contract and supplier management as well as price negotiations
  • Oversee the current team in place and steadily expand the headcount as the business grows
  • Reports into CEO

Key Qualifications / Experience

  • Significant experience in a purchasing or procurement position within the metals or manufacturing space (other industry backgrounds can be considered e.g. automotive, with knowledge of aluminium a major benefit)
  • Experience leading and growing a team highly desirable
  • Strong understanding of the key components needed to establish and run a successful purchasing division
  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Located in Germany or willing to relocate

If you match the job description and are keen on applying for this role; please send us a copy of your resume/cover letter to or submit your application through the Vacancy Form.