Head of Direct Procurement
Head of Direct Procurement – Group Procurement
DFDS is looking for an ambitious and strategically strong person to take on the role as Head of Direct Procurement with the purpose of strengthening the Group Direct Procurement team and bringing the procurement function in DFDS to the next level. This role will be part of the Group Procurement management team, where the overall decisions are taken towards how Group Procurement in DFDS should develop and continuously improve and move towards procurement excellence as a fully strategic integrated business partner.
Your overall responsibility is to continuously optimize and achieve the lowest possible total cost for the company and to minimize contractual and commercial risks within the direct procurement area, while taking quality, risk, environmental and social aspects into due consideration.
As Head of Direct Procurement, you will have management responsibility for 6 employees: 4 Category Managers, 1 Sourcing Manager and a Business Analyst. You will manage and develop your employees to deliver value to DFDS, but also take responsibility for their own projects for that same purpose.
You have a key task in developing a strategic vison for a multiple category area, in collaboration with the team and relevant stakeholders across the business. The Direct Procurement team covers multiple sub-categories, such as Technical Marine, Ports & Stevedoring, Bunker (in Turkey), Logistics & Equipment, so there is a huge potential for impact here. More specifically, your tasks will be:
As part of driving your strategic projects you will be responsible for;
Our internal stakeholders are highly skilled & knowledgeable, so it is important that you have the right interpersonal skills, are able & willing to dig down into the details, and work with a variety of cultures and personalities. You thrive with having a lot on your plate, and you are a true team player with the ability to challenge the current situation based on excellent communication and sharp analytical skills.
A flexible working environment in an informal and international organization, and soon moving to a new headquarter that is currently being built and ready end of 2021. A very exciting and challenging job with a lot of variety and great opportunity to develop and influence your job content. The position is based at our office in Copenhagen, Denmark, and the job provides a wide network of colleagues across the DFDS Group across Europe.
If you find the job interesting and you fulfill the expectations, please submit your CV and application in English. We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis and all applications will be treated confidentially. For questions about the position please contact VP, Group Procurement, Pernille Hüls Dyrmose at email@example.com.
DFDS is committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age and citizenship.
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