Global Lead Buyer Raw Material (m/f/d)

Global Lead Buyer Raw Material (m/f/d)

Location: Bremen


  • Responsibility for the category Plastic and Rubber (for ALTANA and the global ACTEGA businesses)
  • Develop and maintain a cost-reducing and value creation project pipeline to create a positive margin impact for ACTEGA and ALTANA divisions
  • Understand and execute business line priorities and communicate effectively with stakeholders such as Technology, Business and Operations in ACTEGA and ALTANA
  • Create a cross-divisional category strategy with a cross-functional strategy team, including elements of global market intelligence, supplier management, portfolio strategy, cost structure assessment and risk management
  • Evaluate and strategically manage suppliers and respective portfolio by executing segmentation analyses based on risk, performance and value
  • Drive mutual improvements focused on an effective, cost-minded and supplier-enabled innovation to contribute to the overall ACTEGA and ALTANA sustainability roadmap
  • Negotiate global competitive master supply agreements and pricing models to ensure competitive supply supporting business margin targets
  • Lead a global virtual team of buyers and cross-functional stakeholders (Global Buyers Council)
  • Provide reports with focus on business line impact to create transparency and provide guidance to the business and cross-functions


  • Professional background in procurement or key account management sales
  • Knowledge of procurement saving levers
  • Understanding of global markets in the chemical industry
  • Strategic thinking including understanding of risk management and being result-driven
  • Strong negotiation and relationship building skills
  • Ability to collaborate effectively and to adapt to change
  • Analytical skills and very good English skills
  • Required share of travel up to 5% nationally and 20% internationally

Our Plus


In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. ACTEGA offers you a lot of advantages. In detail:

  • A pleasant company size where people know each other and exchange ideas personally, as well as short information and decision-making paths
  • 30 days of vacation and a convincing salary
  • Extensive training opportunities, very good social benefits, an additional pension plan, health and sports offers and company events such as summer parties, Christmas parties and ‘Kohltouren‘
  • A crisis-proof workplace

About us


ACTEGA DS is a world leader in the manufacture of sealing components for plastic and metal closures in the food and drinks industries, supplying innovative, application-oriented TPE solutions.



ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.