Project A Ventures
Project A Ventures

Strategic Procurement Manager (m/f/d)

Business Operations

About the Job

We're looking for a Strategic Procurement Manager (m/f/d) to join the team in our portfolio company. In this role, you will join the mission of building a global supply chain and taking responsibility for the acquisition, retention and optimisation of the supplier base, product portfolio and pricing strategies.

Join our portfolio company: Founded in 2021 with its HQ in Berlin/Germany, the company runs a trailblazing marketplace that redefines one of the largest supply chains on earth. The company’s mission is to unlock the vast potential of cross-border supply for the Western Market by providing global access to high-quality products through their innovative platform. Since the launch in January 2022, the firm has operated discreetly with no public profile or media coverage while it has already successfully served hundreds of companies.

In this role, you’ll:

  • Source new suppliers to support the company's expansion into new markets and new product categories
  • Manage relationships with existing suppliers; employing best practices throughout onboarding, negotiation and contracting
  • Purchase, contract and deliver 7-digit deals on a weekly basis; demonstrating a high level of professionalism, operational excellence and analytical skill
  • Optimise processes across our supply chain to deal with 10x growth in purchase volume over the next 12-months
  • Develop understanding of pricing trends through market research, and present these insights to optimize our sales and purchasing strategy

Your Profile

  • Graduate degree in business economics, supply chain management, (industrial) engineering, business administration, informatics, or a quantitative field
  • Minimum 2 years work experience; experience in Sales, Purchasing or Supply Chain related functions is preferred
  • Fluency in German and English. Any other language as a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both internally with stakeholders and externally in contracting, negotiating, and conflict management with vendors
  • Strong analytical skills, detail-oriented, and experienced in RFQ evaluation, forecasting, planning, and risk management

Please note that we are looking for support in the Berlin office of our portfolio company. Eligibility to work within the EU is required as well.

Benefits and Perks

  • Fulfil a role with entrepreneurial freedom and take a pre-validated business model to the next level
  • Join an experienced Founder Team of serial and second time founders (female/male)
  • Attractive based, bonus and incentive program - participate in the company’s upside
  • Collaborate with top tier investors such as Project A Ventures and Angels (incl. Various unicorn founders) as well as some of the best market experts

Apply below and become a part of our success story!

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Project A is committed to diverse and equal opportunities hiring for all – applicants, candidates, and employees alike. We value humans – with all our glorious multifaceted backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences – and look forward to your application.

Updated: 1 week ago
Job ID: 11851126
Report issue

Project A Ventures

51-200 employees
Venture Capital and Private Equity Principals

Project A is the operational VC that provides its ventures with capital, an extensive network, and exclusive access to a wide range of operational expertise.

  1. Strategic Procurement Manager (m/f/d)