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Sourcing & Procurement Manager (m/f/d)

Data: 13/Out/2021

Localização: Vinhedo, BR, 13288-003

Empresa: Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG




Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with more than 13,500 employees in 72 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 80% of our products have been developed in the past 4 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?


Exceptional solutions require exceptional people. In our Brazilian Production Facility in Vinhedo/SP, where we are manufacturing high-pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, scrubbers and steam cleaners, we are currently hiring.


Your Tasks:


  • As part of the core management team you ensure that we are buying raw materials, components for production, equipment and services with competitive prices, reliable supply and good quality.

  • You are leading and developing a team of people and supporting them in crucial decision-making processes and risk management.

  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the global / local commodity and supplier strategies, definition of cost targets and monitoring KPI´s.

  • Supervision in agreed targets on a global / local base and initiation of correction action, if necessary.

  • Supplier competitive analysis, management, development, assessments according to Kärcher guideline and strategical agreements

  • Accountability and supplier data maintenance for the global use of the (SLC) supplier life cycle processes: Registration, Onboarding, Qualification, Classification, Evaluation and Development, including continuous improvement.

  • Driver for supplier innovations, by analyzing local and international sourcing markets.

  • First escalation level in case of commodity related or supplier problems.


Your Qualifications:


  • A university degree in engineering, administration or similar. 

  • Several years working experience in the Sourcing & Procurement area related to the mass production of machines, consumer goods or technical components (e.g. home appliances, automotive, machinery).

  • Expertise in negotiation and purchasing tools, knowledge of the Brazilian market for various material groups like electrical components, motors, plastics, resins, metal parts (machined, forged, injected, bended) and packaging.

  • Knowledge and experience working with suppliers in other countries in South America would be a plus.

  • Solid knowledge of ERP (SAP), APQP and other continuous improvement methods are also desirable.

  • At least 5 years of leadership experience in a global organization paired with a motivating and participative leadership style.

  • Fluent Portuguese and English communication skills as well as the ability to communicate with different stakeholders and hierarchies.

  • Hands-on mentality, coupled with customer centricity and a strong commercial mindset.


Our Benefits:


  • Competitive salary.

  • Performance bonus.

  • Flexible work environment.

  • Well-being program.

  • Life insurance.

  • Health plan.


Bring back the WOW to your career!




Your point of contact for this position is Karla Gómez Rocha. She will be happy to answer any queries you may have about your application by phone at +52 55 85349091.