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Strategic Project Manager

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Project Manager Strategic Service Purchasing

Location: Lower Saxony, Germany

Are you a driven and ambitious Project Manager with a passion for strategic service purchasing? Are you ready to make a significant impact on the growth and success of a retail company? We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our client's team based in Lower Saxony, Germany.

As a Project Manager in the Strategic Service Purchasing department, you will play a vital role in streamlining procurement processes and establishing strong connections with key stakeholders. This is an excellent opportunity to utilize your negotiation skills, strategic mindset, and team management abilities to drive efficient and cost-effective purchasing strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Streamline and optimise the service procurement processes to enhance efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
  • Utilise excellent negotiation skills to draft and negotiate contracts with logistics partners in the local area and 37 other countries.
  • Oversee the management of contracts and collaborate closely with supporting companies to establish and maintain strong partnerships through contractual agreements.
  • Handle small-scale procurement cases, ensuring their successful execution within defined timelines and budgets.
  • Take absolute responsibility for the job, demonstrating a hands-on mentality and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of project management principles, cost calculations, business administration, and international studies.
  • Possess excellent social skills and negotiation abilities, confidently addressing issues and providing constructive feedback to team members and stakeholders.
  • Monitor and analyse performance metrics, identifying areas for improvement and implementing process enhancements as necessary.


  • Successfully completed studies or a comparable qualification, preferably with an economic and/or logistical orientation.
  • Well-founded experience in (strategic) purchasing and contract drafting, ideally in the logistics sector.
  • Excellent negotiation skills with high communication abilities, particularly in the field of logistics services.
  • Strong analytical skills and a sense of responsibility, along with a hands-on mentality.
  • Good understanding of numbers and confident handling of MS Office applications (Excel, Outlook, Word).
  • Fluent/native German language skills and very good command of English, both spoken and written.
  • Post-university experience, preferably in (strategic) purchasing or logistics.

Join our client's dynamic retail company and be part of a team that is dedicated to strategic service purchasing excellence.

If you are a motivated and results-oriented professional with a passion for procurement and logistics, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Submit your application, including your resume highlighting your relevant experience and achievements, today!

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