Supply Chain Director (Romania)

Supply Chain Director (Romania)

We are looking for a Supply Chain Director for Damen in Romania. The division (Mid Size Vessels) delivers maritime projects for various markets like defense & security, public transport and offshore and dredging. The goal is to define and implement the best practice purchasing policies, processes, and procedures to align and support Damen Galati and Mangalia shipyards, complete shipbuilding projects on time, with savings and with improved efficiency. Strong focus on purchasing.

The Organization
Damen is a high quality driven international company specialized in Shipbuilding.

Reports to
Managing Director Damen Shipyards Romania.

Direct Reports
• Heads of Purchasing Department DSGa/DSMa
• Heads of Logistics Department DSGa/DSMa
• Customs Office Team Leaders DSGa/DSMa

Tasks & Responsibilities
• Align purchasing strategies and processes between both shipyards to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets while realising economies of scale.
• Manage relationships and negotiate with key suppliers at a senior and strategic level.
• Negotiate contract terms with key suppliers to ensure value for money, quality standards and delivery terms with technical and operational input from stakeholders if appropriate.
• Work collaboratively, negotiate and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery and compliance with the purchasing strategy.
• Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on purchasing activities.
• Provide leadership, coordination and coaching to the team, ensuring they are trained, while enabling them to achieve the operational metrics within their areas of responsibility and succeed in their roles.
• Ensure strong communication between teams under leadership to facilitate exchange of information and in order to implement change and improvements.
Co-operates with all parties included in the production activities: planning, production support, production, QC. The SCM will have an efficient cooperation with Finance Department and HR& Corporate Affairs Department (Customs Operations), assuring a full compliance with the company rules and regulations as well as Romanian Law;

What about you?
• Proven Supply Chain management experience in a large shipyard or similar manufacturing industry where complex products are integrated from/with multiple suppliers (i.e., final manufacturing of automobiles/transportation machinery/offshore, Aerospace, Rail, Defence)
• Proven experience in negotiating and maintaining collaborative relationships with suppliers for large scale projects.
• University degree (preferably in Economics or Technology)
• Fluent English.

Personal Characteristics
• A strong and influential leader, effective in a large organization.
• Effective problem solver, innovative, able to identify and realize opportunities.
• Decisive and result-oriented, strong analytical and conceptual skills.
Customer oriented, flexible and positive attitude.

The offer:
At Damen they realize that supporting and managing talented individuals is of great importance. We understand that the key to success is to find the right person for the right job. That is why they continuously invest in your development. Damen offers you (in case of full-time employment):

• a dynamic international working environment focusing on technology and innovation
• a competitive salary
• at least 40 days of annual leave
• travel allowance
• profit sharing & pension allowance
• continuous focus on professional and personal development through our Damen Academy
• an active social environment such as events and sports

Please note:
An assessment and a pre-employment screening can be a part of the recruitment process.
Please contact Gerard Braker via (M: 0031 6 18174831) or via email including your resume


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