Engineer in Strategic Procurement (m/f) Covestro

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Engineer in Strategic Procurement (m/f)

Your tasks and responsibilities

Procurement is globally responsible for providing Covestro with materials and services on time, of the right quality and at the best total value. Our task is to generate a competitive advantage by working with our suppliers and our stakeholders on 4 strategic themes that make the difference for Covestro: Cost transformation, Reliability, Sustainability and Inno- vation. Our People are the differentiating factor. You can´t start your professional life as an engineer in Procurement – Why not? Do you easily collaborate with People? Do you challence the status quo? Do you act as entrepreneur? – Then apply!

In your new position you will be accountable for the following areas within the procurement organization:

  • The products that you will buy are grid-bound and energy intensive: industrial gases, energy (power and steam) or basic inorganic chemicals. They are highly integrated into our production network, and you need to deeply understand how this system works and how these raw materials impact our supply chain
  • You will manage the strategy and execution of sourcing these strategic raw materials from fenceline suppliers as well as the relationship with your internal customers
  • Furthermore, you will identify needs of our internal customers and opportunities from the markets
  • You will develop a suitable sourcing strategy, which you also execute and implement through supplier selection, negotiation and performance tracking

Who you are

  • You hold an university degree in process engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering or business management
  • Preferably, you have already first experience in procurement or in equivalent functions
  • You are an enthusiastic and motivating character with drive, energy and the ability to overcome potential obstacles
  • You have a passion for negotiations – and strong negotiation skills
  • Your profile shows good commercial and technical knowledge as well as international practice
  • You have a good understanding of business needs & challenges as well as good communication skills with the ability to build long term partnerships
  • You challenge the status quo and act as entrepreneur
  • The command of your English and German is fluent, both written and spoken

Your application

If your background and personal experience fits this profile, please include your desired procurement field (industrial gases, energy or basic inorganic chemicals) in your cover letter. We offer a competitive salary in an international environment as well as excellent opportunities for professional and personal development. Please apply online at, submitting a cover letter, your CV and references as well as your salary expectation. Please also indicate your availability/notice period. 

Country: Germany
Location: Leverkusen
Reference Code: 0000010544

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