Purchasing Manager - Print Production, Marketing Services

Our client is an established provider of marketing services and optimises marketing activities by adding value to customer and prospect communication, for both online and offline channels. They plan, create and deliver marketing communications and Point of Sale material. Its more than 1,000 employees produce services for some of the most well-established brands worldwide. In order to expand the outsourced project management team onsite with a major account in Germany we are looking for a

Purchasing Manager – Print Production for FMCG sector
Permanent position in Frankfurt

The Print Production Purchasing Manager is responsible for sourcing Marketing Materials that meet the client needs in order to run their Marketing campaigns. This includes the supply chain process for all print production requirements from planning, RFQ, through delivery of components. In addition, the Purchasing Manager will liaise internally and externally with suppliers, while managing the flow of information to ensure timely and efficient delivery to customers.
Your new duties and responsibilities:
• Maintain Knowledge and relationships with approved suppliers
• Cost orientated print buying/source buying
• Onboarding of new suppliers
• Requesting quotes from suppliers
• Calculating of costs
• Be in regular contact with suppliers regarding renegotiating
• Processing of print production materials including negotiation, ordering of goods, quotation, creating purchase orders, good received confirmation and invoicing
• Proactively communicate supply chain issues to product teams and coordinate solutions
• Participation and leadership of relationship and business reviews with key partners and supplier
• Work proactively with supplier to ensure continuous improvement and optimal production solutions for new and existing marketing materials and concepts
Your profile:
• Strong attention to detail and operational workflow dynamics to effectively track and analyse the status within the procurement process
• Experience of sourcing suppliers and vendor management process
• Ability to multi-task and utilize resources to execute tasks within a deadline oriented
• Excellent Project Management skills
• Ability to build relationships and work across a multi-product line organization
• Strong analytics and computer skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and online based print and prepress tools)
• Fundamental knowledge of the whole print production spectrum
• Fluent in German and English
• Commitment to continuous process improvement initiatives and ability to solve problems creatively
• Excellent communication and negotiating skills
• Quality control of print related materials



Emma Brady

Team: Sales & Marketing -  Germany 

Languages: English & German

Specialist in: Sales & Marketing for Technology, eCommerce, Consumer Goods and Financial Technology

About Emma:

With 18 years Recruitment experience, Emma has an extensive network of candidates and clients throughout the region. She enjoys working with both clients and candidates to consult and advise on the ever changing Recruitment market in Germany. Having relocated from Dublin to Frankfurt in 2001, Emma very much enjoys living and working in a Multilingual and Multicultural environment.