Procurement Performance Office Manager
Wittur Holdings GmbH
Various Locations Across Europe
Competitive Salary

The Role

Wittur’s corporate purchasing department is looking for a motivated and strategic leader to join to the organisation as a Procurement Performance Office Manager. The individual will be a key enabler of Direct & Indirect Purchasing (spend of approx. €500 Mn. annually) executing strategies and saving performance initiatives (multi-million €’s) in line with Wittur policies and procedures. They will ensure that there is a strategic purchasing structure. Enabling all purchasing entities to execute expected savings by creating and monitoring KPI’s, managing subsequent corrective actions and reporting. The individual will ensure purchasing is not fragmented and uncoordinated and as a result drive efficiencies.

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

• Monthly activity report of the Performance Office/Monthly BRM Report.

• Leading Purchasing activities towards ERP implementation and Data Management.

• Development and update of a KPI structure including monthly reporting.

• Responsible for all Purchasing related Processes, Forms, Systems and Procedures (e.g. GAM, Category

Group classification, General T&C’s, General Frame Purchase Agreement, Business Award Decision, Price

Increase Authorization form, Wittur Approved Supplier List, etc.)

• Responsible for securing alignment of data between Controlling and Purchasing, especially on PPV

• reports and Indirect spend development.

• Annual Budget alignment with all Wittur entities.

• Mass communication to Wittur supply base.

• Participate in make/buy projects to assist on analysis side.

• Build a strong relationship and cooperation with plants, category - and project teams in Wittur

• Purchasing.

• New organisational setup of the Performance Office, support of hiring and lead people in India back office.

The Candidate

• Strong commercial awareness and strong business acumen with an ability to drive a KPI structure throughout the supply chain.

• Strong analytical skills, with an ability to turn data into fit for purpose, global strategies.

• Experience working across multi-site locations, managing multiple data sets.

• A strong understanding of procurement systems and processes, with an ability to simplify and coordinate their implementation across the multiple plants to drive efficiencies.

• Minimum of five years’ experience in the automotive or equivalent production industry.

• International experience in business and cultural aspects.

• Professional knowledge and usage of the latest purchasing tools like. like SAP, Business Warehouse and / or Business Intelligence.

• Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.


• Clear and effective communication skills within the aforementioned network and different interfaces.

• High focus on deliverables – data accuracy, quality and punctuality.

• Professional in MS Office (Excel / Power Point in particular).

• Analytic and systematic thinking skills.

• Continuous improvement approach.

• Familiarity with an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.


• Ideally educated to degree level.

• Additional procurement recognised qualifications such as MCIPS, ISM, APICS would be preferred.


• This role can be home-based however it would be favorable for someone to be based in Osio Sotto (Italy), Scheibbs (Austria) or Nyìregyháza (Hungary) although other sites within Europe would also be considered.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our advisor at Berwick Partners:

Tom Graham

Consultant, Procurement & Supply Chain Practice


Closing date for applications is 4th March 2020

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