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Strategic Buyer – Indirect

  • Job Ref Strategic Buyer
  • Salary Range €70,000 - €90,000
  • Location Germany (Any Major City)

Location: Germany (Open to work from any major city)

Company Overview: Mackenzie Stuart is partnered with a full-service logistics provider headquartered in Switzerland, offering comprehensive solutions in road, air, ocean, and contract logistics, with a primary focus on Europe. Committed to superior customer satisfaction, we deliver efficient and reliable transportation and supply chain solutions across the European region.

Role Overview:

  • Develop and implement strategic sourcing plans for either professional services, IT, or infrastructure categories, in alignment with company objectives and budget constraints.
  • Conduct market analysis, supplier evaluations, and negotiations to optimize cost savings, quality, and service levels within the designated category.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers within the specified category, fostering partnerships to drive continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal stakeholders, including finance, operations, and IT (depending on the category), to understand business requirements and develop procurement strategies that meet their needs.
  • Drive compliance with procurement policies and procedures, ensuring adherence to regulatory requirements and best practices specific to the designated category.
  • Monitor market trends, supplier performance, and industry developments within the specified category to identify opportunities for improvement and risk mitigation.
  • Lead contract negotiations and manage contract lifecycle, including drafting, reviewing, and finalizing agreements to mitigate risks and maximize value within the designated category.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to junior members of the procurement team within the specified category, fostering their professional development and growth.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement, with a focus on indirect categories such as professional services, IT, or infrastructure (depending on the role).
  • Proven track record of successfully managing sourcing projects, negotiating contracts, and delivering cost savings within the specified category.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to analyze data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency in procurement tools and systems, such as ERP software and e-sourcing platforms.
  • Fluency in German and English is required.

Due to the high number of applications, if you have not heard back within 30 days, please assume you have been unsuccessful.

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