Global Logistics Procurement Specialist

EUR65000 - EUR65000 per annum + Bonuses & Benefits
08 Dec 2021
07 Jan 2022
Rikard Lenkler
Specialist Area
Category management, Procurement
Job Level
Buyer, Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Logistics Procurement Specialist

Global FMCG Business with Focus on Sustainability and Innovation

Location - Berlin, Germany (Applicants must be willing to relocate to Berlin)

Salary - €65,000 + Bonus & Benefits

Contact - Rikard,

This global FMCG business prides itself in its approach to sustainability and innovation and is looking to solve the world's future food problems! With over 100 years of operation, this global organisation has only quite recently established a centralised global shared services division which has grown from 0 to over 300 people in Berlin in just the last 3 years and has continued their growth throughout 2020 and 2021. As part of this explosive growth, the organization has been developing its centralized global procurement organization to maximize savings and value across all key spend areas of the business such as IT, Capex, Professional Services, Utilities, Facilities, Logistics and all its direct materials.

For the department, the business is looking for an experienced procurement category manager who can deliver subject matter expertise to their Logistics spend area covering their international multi-modal logistics including Air, Sea and Road. This will be a highly challenging role given the extreme complexity of the global logistics market today. This person should have an excellent understanding of how to drive effective negotiations with the key global Freight Forwarding, Haulage and Shipping companies worldwide.

You will be joining a highly talented group of procurement professionals who cover all spend categories for the business across 65 countries worldwide. This will be a very fast-paced and dynamic team and will require someone with an entrepreneurial and self-starter attitude to build their part of the business and foster successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The Global Logistics Procurement Specialist will be expected to:

  • Deliver best in class procurement strategies across all logistics spend categories to maximize value to internal customers
  • Provide subject matter expertise of logistics procurement to internal customers to build exceptional category management strategy
  • Work effectively in a greenfield environment to build your strategies from scratch with little management
  • Integrate well with a multi-national and cross-functional team that impacts the organization across 65 countries
  • Travel up to 50% of the time (when possible) during peak times to build relationships globally
  • Speak fluent English; Additional European languages highly beneficial

If you have a passion for sustainability and looking for an opportunity to work for a business that is looking to make a difference in the world then this is the place for you. This opportunity is set to be as challenging as it is rewarding as you will be able to make your mark within a growing organization that will offer you extensive room to manoeuvre and deliver your own ideas and personality into the team. If you are a logistics procurement expert and looking for the next challenge in your career then look no further. Apply now via the link above by sending your CV, in English, directly to Rikard at

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