Lead Buyer

Reed Specialist Recruitment


Lead Buyer

Our multinational partner company is looking for an enthusiastic Lead Buyer colleague with fluent English knowledge.

Why it is a good opportunity for you:

  • Value added processes, complex tasks
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Attractive work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefit package
  • Flexible Home Office opportunity

What you will be doing:

  • Serve as an expert in the strategic sourcing process within Logistics/Warehousing categories, including strategy execution, RFQ/RFP life cycle, contract negotiations and TCO reductions.
  • Develop and execute strategic sourcing and other supply management strategies that drive continuous improvements in supplier performance, reduce costs, minimize risk, and harvest innovation across the supply base.
  • Develop, negotiate, and manage LTA’s with key suppliers that minimize risk and total cost of ownership (TCO).
  • Portfolio analysis, define, create, and implement T&L and technology roadmaps, supplier pricing strategy, supply base optimization for strategic category.
  • Develop cost models to understand cost drivers of purchased transportation, logistics and warehousing services and utilize negotiation and cost management tools to obtain best in class pricing.
  • Leverage comprehensive understanding of the transportation market to provide insight and create opportunities for transportation planning improvements.
  • Lead cross-functional category team(s) in the execution of sourcing initiatives, cost reduction & productivity projects.
  • Coach and mentor team members to build the organization’s category expertise.
  • Build and maintain successful and effective business relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor market trends and maintain high level of subject matter expertise in defined areas of responsibility.
  • Establish and communicate supplier performance expectations, monitor, and drive compliance with suppliers.
  • Ensure continuity of supply by proactively managing critical supply issues, secure and maintain effective supplier capacity to meet current and future needs.

Requirements that make you the best candidate:

  • 10+ years of progressive Procurement experience with at least three years of experience within the transportation, logistics and related service categories.
  • English knowledge is a must, German or French is a plus
  • BS/BA degree in business/finance or engineering or closely related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • Must possess Transportation & Logistics / Supply Chain Services category knowledge in addition to strong program and project management skills.
  • Subject matter expertise in one or more of the following Categories:  Transportation & Logistics, Warehousing, 3PL, Supply Chain Operations.
  • CPM, CPSM, CPIM, or PMP, Lean Six Sigma Black belt or Greenbelt certifications preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in implementing a Europe T&L category strategic plan with a matrixed team environment.


  • Transportation, Procurement, Logistics
  • Transportation, Logistics Manager
  • Economization, Procurement
  • Project Management

Experience required:

  • >10 years professional experience

Required Qualification:

  • College degree

Required language level:

  • English (higher advanced/fit for negotiation)

Employment type:

  • Full time
  • Home office available

Job location:


How to apply:

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Lead Buyer
Reed Specialist Recruitment