Lead Expert Risk Management (all genders)

Posted 22 Feb 2024

Weiterstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 269142


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Your role: Risk Management has become a crucial source of competitive advantage for companies. Procurement will play a decisive role in identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks related to procurement processes and supply chain operations, thus creating value as well as reducing costs for our businesses. This role will report into the Sustainability area of Procurement Excellence & Sustainability and will play a decisive role in ensuring that Group Procurement operates effectively while protecting the company’s assets and reputation.
You will:

  • Design and implement a robust risk management model for Group Procurement in collaboration with Sourcing staff, CoE experts and other relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Analyse procurement data and market trends to develop and implement strategies, procedures and tools to identify procurement-related risks in line with corporate and business objectives and regulatory requirements.
  • Assess potential risks to our business arising from our supplier base and the goods and services we purchase (e.g. financial, operational, strategic, legal, reputational risks, etc) and facilitate Sourcing teams in managing their supply risks through effective mitigation actions and contingency plans. Also coordinate risk reporting activities within Group Procurement. 
  • Provide training and guidance to colleagues at all levels to ensure they understand risk practices and motivate them to contribute to minimizing our company's risk exposure. Also promote a risk management mindset among Procurement staff and encourage them to include risk management elements in their strategies and daily activities.

This position can be filled in any location in Europe, preferably in Germany.

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Business Administration, Legal, Economics, Supply Chain Management, Science or a related field.
  • 3+ years experience managing risks, ideally in Supplier or Supply Chain Management.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Affinity for technology solutions and systems.
  • Experience in implementing change across different environments.
  • Strong communication, presentation and influencing skills.
  • Experience working in a global procurement organization may be preferred.
  • Fluent in English, German a clear advantage.

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
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