Germany | Brühl | July 25, 2017

Purchasing Commodity Manager Steel/ Indirect (m/f)

The Purchasing Commodity Manager Steel/ Indirect role is responsible for optimizing the spend for European Purchases. The position holder reports directly to the Head of Purchasing Europe and has interfaces with global procurement on global steel category.

MAUSER is a leading industrial manufacturer of high-quality, future-oriented industrial packaging. Over 60 subsidiaries, joint ventures and partner networks around the world as well as more than 5,000 employees illustrate our worldwide significance. We have emphasized quality, solidness and innovation throughout the over 100 years of our existence. Consistent ecological thinking and action are of vital importance to our company as we support renowned customers throughout the world with demanding and reliable products.

MAUSER‘s unique factors for success include – in addition to our clear focus on individual customer needs as well as application-oriented R&D – qualified and committed employees. Why not join the MAUSER team!

MAUSER‘s tasks and challenges are continually growing. We are thus seeking reinforcement at MAUSER in Brühl (near Cologne) for the following position:


  • University/business school degree
  • 5+ years of purchasing management
  • Commodity experience for indirect and direct materials
  • Total Cost and Supplier Relationship Management experience
  • Project management skills
  • Good understanding of overall business context
  • English proficiency; additional European language would be a plus


  • Regional Spend Category Management Steel: Agree specifications with Suppliers and Mauser R&D; Develop sourcing strategy; Identify, negotiate and close deals with suppliers; Identify spot buying opportunities
  • Regional Spend Category Management indirect: Lead, train and improve the European team; Manage, negotiate and report Global Capex requirements and purchases; Develop sourcing strategy
  • Manage interactions with operations and sales: Obtain demand and production forecasts from European sites; Allocate demand across supplier portfolio; Oversee and optimize the P2P process
  • Further tasks: Develop and standardize Suppliers audit; Run quality and cost improvement projects with Suppliers; Preparation of report to leadership/shareholder; etc


Interesting activities in a dynamic, growth-oriented and international industrial company.


Then send your complete job application, salary expectations as well as earliest starting date (e-mail applications only) to:

Mauser-Werke GmbH
Schildgesstraße 71-163
D-50321 Brühl