Supplier Account Manager

Supplier Account Manager



 What do we offer?


Would you like to join a multi-cultural team of skilled, ambitious colleagues from all over Europe who value not only professionalism but also a great collegial atmosphere? Do you want to establish close relationships within the global Grundfos organization and gain a broad network where you have touchpoints that go beyond your own categories? Then join the EMEA purchase team as a Supplier Account Manager (SAM).


”We are a strong team and enjoy a good working atmosphere. High level of trust, respect and good relationships are some of the ingredients. While being spread all over Europe, we have a high team spirit and we are closely connected. On a weekly basis, we have action meetings via skype. Monthly, we do meet online for department meetings. And now and then, we also meet face to face in sub-groups or with the entire team depending on the projects we are working on”, Sven explains.


What is the job about?


As our new Supplier Account Manager, you are responsible for fulfilling the tasks linked to the Supplier Relationship Management process for allocated suppliers in close cooperation with the relevant local units, Sourcing Managers (SM) and according to the supplier classification. The SAM is responsible for regular contact and follow-up with the suppliers related to performance against target and agreed supplier development activities. Activities which have a commercial impact must involve the SMs.


The key activities in that role can be described as follows:

·         Manage regular contact and follow-up with suppliers on performance against target and agreed supplier development activities.

·         Ensure implementation of framework agreements and follow the compliance according to the targets set by the Sourcing Manager.

·         Drive classification of suppliers (S/K/C/T) in cooperation with the Sourcing Manager.

·         Build and implement the SRM strategies for key suppliers and relevant collaboration suppliers in cooperation with the Sourcing Manager.

·         Take responsibility for purchase deliveries from relevant suppliers in D&E projects.

·         Track the performance of suppliers with the agreed frequency and evaluate against set targets.

·         Build recommendations to the Sourcing Manager to terminate suppliers based on poor performance.

·         Make recommendations on new targets when agreements are ready for renewal.

·         Drive value optimization through Supplier Focused Initiatives (SFI).


Your main collaboration partners are Purchasing, Production regions, Group Operations. Your job takes you travelling approximately 20 to 40 days a year.



What do you need to apply?


·         Educational background within Business (e.g. Master’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree) or engineering and some years of relevant work experience.

·         Ability to lead processes or projects.

·         Strong ability influence others.

·         Experience in analysis and strategy creation.

·         Fluent in English (both: written and spoken).

·         Technical background would be beneficial.


“On a personal level, you enjoy relating and networking with stakeholders on all hierarchical levels. You are a good communicator and know how to persuade and influence others. Team-work, respect and trust are important to you”, finishes Sven.


Additional information


If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your English resume and Motivation Letter.

We look forward to hearing from you.


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