Supply Chain and Procurement Manager (m/f/d)

  • Publiziert: 24.01.2023
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In order to build up a procurement and SCM department we are looking for an internationally experienced colleague (all gender) to transfer his/her PIONEERING SPIRIT and all professional expertise from HQ to our USA subsidiary.

DEHN protects. Two words, a big promise.  The motto of our company has been both an obligation and an incentive since 1910 of our family-owned company. Headquartered in Bavaria, Germany, DEHN’s mission is to provide world-class Lightning and Surge protection solutions for people, building installations and electrical/electronic devices and systems against the effects of lightning and surges. For the past 110 years, we have been leading the development in surge protection, lightning protection and safety equipment, making DEHN the most experienced and trusted expert for a total protection concept.   
DEHN Inc. is the USA subsidiary for DEHN SE (ISO 9001/14001 certified).  We focus on solutions for lightning and surge-related problems as they apply to the North American market. These solutions include education, technical assistance, system design, risk assessments and site surveys in addition to the lightning and electrical surge protection products.   
Our philosophy is to use best practices from the IEC and our experience globally and apply them to the USA IEEE and NEC standards. By combining the best technologies and processes from international and domestic markets, DEHN assures the customer will receive the most comprehensive solution tailored to their specific application. Our customers include commercial, communications, energy, electronics, industrial, hospitality, infrastructure, medical, security & defense markets.

Companies depend on DEHN solutions to ensure their facilities and assets run efficiently and without fail, protecting the plant, people, equipment and the critical services they provide to the public and industry. With over 110 years in business, we have 2 words… DEHN protects.  


Your responsibility:

  • You are responsible for our US purchasing and supply chain management and manage, plan and implement complex international sourcing and value add strategies together and in coordination with the HQ in Germany 
  •  You are an important key person in the US operations team and ensure sustainable and stable partner management spearheading value add 
  • You negotiate supply and service contracts and contractual relationships in an international environment at competitive conditions and even handle the orders 
  • You are responsible for our projects and contribute to the introduction of new Supply Chain concepts 
  • You proactively act as a SOLUTION PROVIDER and defense against impending supply problems as a component of supply security and in the event of supply bottlenecks 

You have:

  • A degree in business administration or supply chain management and/or several years of relevant professional experience in an international context 
  • At least 3 years of experience in procurement and its system set-up in a multinational environment 
  • The ability to transfer your expertise as well as our standards and values from HQ to our US subsidiary based on competence, empathy and excellent communication tools 
  • Experience in mould/tool procurement within the industrial industry (low to mid volume environment) 
  • A strong customer orientation and consulting skills  
  • A profound understanding of procurement management and cost optimization 
  • A strong technical background and/or understanding 
  • Readiness for domestic travels as well as regular business trips to HQ
You are:
  • A quick learner with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain focus, and adapt to a variety of challenges 
  • Able to conduct detailed procedures in a time constrained environment 
  • Good in having strong sense of time organization and urgency 
  • Able to work independently and within a team 

We offer:

  • The experience to transfer your expertise from HQ to our US subsidiary within a timely limited assignment contract of 2 years (details to be discussed in line with visa, work permit and further specifications and requirements) and an appropriate position thereafter  
  • Intercultural and language trainings (when required) in order to prepare for the new position  
  • A true family work environment in the US with extended holidays and flexible work hours  
  • Collaboration with an experienced, dynamic, collegial, internationally operating team  
  • Growth and vision and the opportunity to directly help shape our strategy and solutions  
  • Extensive training in related standards and market segments  
  • Ability to grow within the organization worldwide  
  • A company environment where "ADDING VALUE with PASSION" is central to our business 
  • All the business tools required for the position  

EEO Statement: 

DEHN Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
  • Natalie Ascher
  • Head of HR Business Partner Sales/Global
  • 09181 9062119