Sourcing Manager Services Central Europe


Dillenburg, DE Westdorpe, NL Krefeld, DE

Join Our Team as a Sourcing Manager!


Shaping the Future with Sustainable Stainless Steel!


Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey with the global leader in sustainable stainless steel?


Outokumpu is seeking a dynamic and talented individual to join our team as a Sourcing Manager. Be a part of a company committed to making a positive impact on the world through innovation and sustainability.


Role Overview: As a Sourcing Manager at Outokumpu, you'll play a crucial role in ensuring the availability of services within defined scopes, contributing to the success of our procurement operations in the Central European region (The Netherlands and Germany).


Key Responsibilities:

  • Steering spends and supplier selections between key/top suppliers in allocated categories.
  • Advanced Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) with key/top suppliers to ensure the highest value to Outokumpu.
  • End-to-end responsibility from contract management to operational transactions executing tactical planning.
  • Promoting sustainability by working with suppliers to reduce the environmental and social impacts of their operations.
  • Reducing risk and ensuring availability by creating and maintaining a supplier network, building strong relationships with suppliers, and monitoring their performance and compliance.
  • Collaborating closely with internal stakeholders to align with regional strategy principles.
  • Developing sourcing planning for selected services, being end-to-end responsible from purchase requisitions validation to invoice and claim resolution.


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Completed commercial training with professional experience in purchasing services.
  • Understanding of procurement and sourcing methods.
  • Proficiency in SAP or other ERP purchase modules.
  • Fluent in English and German; Dutch is a plus.
  • 3+ years in procurement or strategic sourcing, ideally in the steel industry.
  • Strong analytical skills for spend and market data, with expertise in stakeholder management and supplier negotiations.
  • Excellent communication and persuasive skills, with a willingness to travel up to 20-50%.


Why Join Us?

  • Be part of a company at the forefront of sustainable stainless-steel production.
  • Join a global team committed to excellence and innovation.
  • Opportunities for career growth and development.
  • Meaningful tasks with substantial impact potential and abundant opportunities for learning and personal growth.
  • Collaboration with an inspiring and diverse team of highly competent individuals.
  • The privilege of working for the industry leader in sustainable stainless steel committed to reducing our carbon footprint.


Location and Reporting: You will be based in one of our sites in Germany or The Netherlands and report to Paul Leenders, Head of Spares and Services Central Europe.


Ready to Make an Impact? For more information, please reach out to:


To Apply: Submit your application by July 24th, 2024. The position may be filled earlier, so apply soon!


Apply now and join us in shaping the future with Outokumpu!


At Outokumpu, we promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We make every effort to ensure all employees feel welcome, heard, and have equal opportunities.