Strategic Purchasing Manager

Purpose of job

  • Aligned with the Grundfos Corporate Purchase and regional (APAC) strategies to plan, propose and implement the overall sourcing strategies, targets and supplier portfolio for local categories to drive DTV initiatives and projects to get result delivered.
  • Optimise purchasing within relevant categories across the companies and act as lead negotiator in making cross-company agreements with selected suppliers – or assuring that spend is transferred to group suppliers
  • Build and manage a network of purchasers and assistants in the local companies in order to deploy GCP processes across strategic sourcing, relationship management and operational procurement management in close cooperation with the local units

Key activities

  • Drive strategic initiatives and DTV projects to get the targeted saving delivered.
  • Establish and maintain deep insight into the relevant supplier markets
  • Manage and support the network in relationship building, performance evaluation and supplier development aligned with the overall supplier account management strategies and targets
  • Manage and support the network of assistants in order to build and maintain a strong data management platform
  • Continuously work on optimisation of the supplier portfolio and cost across the local assembly companies specifically focused on consolidation across companies
  • Member of the APAC Purchase Management Team



Cross company network


Category management & Contract management


Sourcing & Supplier management


Cost & Performance management

Leadership - how to achieve results

Work focus: Deliver results through managers/employees and enable team productivity and individual productivity. Build effective and successful team(s). Create collaboration across relevant functional areas.
Time application: Annual planning for team and performance management.
Work value: Value managerial work and develop continuously managerial skills.

Critical knowledge and experience

  • Technical education and manufacturing industry is must, water industry will be plus
  • Proven record in negotiation and closing agreements
  • Distance management capabilities
  • Networker, strong in building relationships and a good collaborator
  • Good communicator at all levels
  • Analytical and strategic thinking
  • Result- and action oriented, decision taker
  • Self confident
  • Expected up to 90 travel days per year
  • Good English abilities

Collaboration partners

- Purchasing
- Group Operations
- D&E

Preferred education

Bachelor’s Degree, Associate’s Degree or equivalent work experience


C_Deciding and Initiating Action

C_Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

C_Leading and Supervising

C_Planning and Organising

C_Working with People

C_Presenting and Communicating Information


S_English Proficiency

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