Logistics and Purchasing Manager - Germany

NKT Photonics


Logistics and Purchasing Manager - Germany

You will manage the German Purchasing and Warehouse teams and the Warehouse facility on the German site.

This is an active, hands-on role and you will use your experience to manage the site’s material logistic activities; planning resources, daily operational work; overseeing the team’s personal development and taking full responsibility for the H&S in the Warehouse operation. You will also perform an element of category management for procured parts - this includes planning, executing and reviewing the assigned material category and the associated suppliers’ performance on a global level.

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high-performance fiber lasers, fiber optic sensing systems and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World.

At our facility in Cologne, our expertise is in the development, production and distribution of high quality fiber optic systems for distributed temperature measurement and structure monitoring. Typical areas of application are the monitoring of high-voltage cables and overhead lines, the thermal analysis of oil production and the fire protection in tunnels, as well as in fire-hazard buildings and facilities.

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities!

It’s an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Logistics and Purchasing Manager to join our growing team.

The Role

  • Run the German Purchasing and Warehouse functions - managing the daily operations and local teams.
  • Deliver a safe, efficient and orderly logistics operation; achieving KPI’s such as timely delivery, stock accuracy and timely execution of all associated processes.
  • Act as the purchasing expert; responsible for an assigned category globally in terms of global contract and price negotiations – acting as part of the Group’s Purchasing Management team.
  • Within German logistics, ensure robust processes and performance of: forecasting, purchasing, goods receipt, stocking, packaging, dispatch and supply of materials to the local production lines and customers.
  • Collaborate with the global purchasing and warehouse teams and logistical functions on the other sites across Europe.
  • Maintain master data in our ERP system and ensure it is updated for all material movements – work closely with production, sales administration and freight companies.
  • Achieve financial targets and KPIs, including ensuring accurate stock accounts, stock disposition, procurement and material planning.
  • Collaborate with the global purchasing and warehouse teams and logistical functions on the other sites across Europe.
  • There will be travel to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe.

The Individual

  • Proven, relevant experience of logistics management with team leadership; preferably within an international electronics/mechanical design and manufacturing environment. Purchasing management experience is also expected.
  • Inspirational leader; able to motivate and develop people to derive collective and personal success.
  • Working experience and knowledge of ERP systems – ideally dynamics 365.
  • Strong contract creation and management experience with excellent negotiation and influencing skills. Able to lead and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Outstanding inter-personal flair; able to establish and develop strategic, long term supplier relationships and engage tactfully and collaboratively across cultures.
  • Fluent written and spoken English and German is essential.
  • Comfortable with extensive travel across our sites. NKT Photonics has great locations and this role benefits an individual who will thrive on international travel.
  • Passionate about what you do and enjoy working with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in expanding our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products.

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please send your CV and a cover letter to us and we will be in contact soon

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