Leader of our Purchasing Team (m/f)

AVNET Integrated Solutions EMEA is LOOKING FOR YOU to augment our Operations Management Team


  • Your responsibilities will be focused on, but not limited to, efficiently managing our experienced EMEA purchasing team (with a spend of 250+ Mio €/year and growing fast)
  • Optimization of purchasing patterns, leveraging volumes, maximizing inventory utilization, minimizing waste, reducing aged inventory, maximizing working capital efficiency, optimizing logistics are key objectives of this position
  • You will support our global Technical Marketing Department on supplier strategy and contract/price negotiations
  • Your starting position will be
    Director Purchasing Distribution
    reporting into the Vice President Operations EMEA


  • Several years of experience as department-leader, ideally in procurement  of electronic components in the trade/distribution business
  • Proven results in procurement and efficiency gains
  • Excellent knowledge in at least one ERP system, preferably SAP
  • Expert in performing analysis on large data sets, experienced in using BI tools
  • Your ability to “think out of the box” will be required in supporting our  VP operations in international and cross-company reorganization and change projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in German and Englisch -  3rd language welcome
    Office location:
  • Poing (near Munich)
  • Regular visits to our EMEA wide locations will be required

A large package of social benefits like healthcare, pension plan, VWL, canteen and others is included.
With AVNET you will find an employer who takes care on a professional office environment and flexibility.
If teamwork and enjoyment at work is important to you, if you value independence and responsibility, and if you are searching for diversified tasks in an international company you are exactly the right person for our team! Performance-related compensation is included.

Phoenix, Arizona – based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a fortune 500 company, is one of the world‘s largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded systems from leading manufacturers. Serving customers in 70 countries, Avnet markets, inventories and adds value to these products and provides world-class supply-chain management and engineering design services. Avnet Electronics Marketing, the electronic components division, serves the European electronics market through a variety of independently operating companies, which are supported by centralized functional departments. Avnet‘s website is located at: avnet.eu.
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