Purchasing Manager, North America is responsible for managing assigned categories / suppliers of North American regional spend for items such as Raw Materials (e.g., Solvents, Natural Rubber, Polypropylene Resin, Adhesives, etc.), Third Party Products, supporting R&D Product Development Projects, and/or Indirect Materials. The position is responsible to manage assigned spend with objectives in the areas of cost, time and legal requirements.
As the technical specification is a critical component in determining the product cost and the level of supply safety in serial production, the Purchasing Manager is responsible to challenge the technical specification as appropriate and is very involved in the supplier selection process.
Purchasing Manager, North America reports to Senior Regional Manager Purchasing, North America, who reports to the head of the global tesa Purchasing Network (tPN). The head of global tPN reports to a tesa tape Board Member (Head of tesa Supply Network (tSN)).
tPN is tesa tape’s global Strategic Purchasing department. The tPN team manages an annual global spend of approximately €600 million across dimensions of cost, supply safety, and supplier performance / innovation. Most of the tPN team is located at tesa SE headquarters in Hamburg, Germany; however, tPN team members are also located in China, Malaysia, and North America. All tPN members globally have solid line reporting to tesa SE in Hamburg, Germany.
Purchasing Manager, North America attends the yearly global tPN Conference typically held in Germany.
Third Party purchasing:
Direct Materials (Serial purchasing):