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Trading Manager Europe (Supply Chain)



Germany · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Trading Manager Europe

Location; Germany (Frankfurt / Bonn area)

Language: Fluency in German and English + one other European language (Spanish, Italian, French, Hungarian)

Remote working opportunities

Who are we?

Assurant, Inc. is a global leader in business services for the connected world. Our lifestyle and housing solutions help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and provide a great experience for their customers. We support, connect and service over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 500, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

Our Values:

Common Sense, Common Decency, Uncommon Thinking and Uncommon Results guide our every action at Assurant. These values inspire our commitment to be a responsible corporate citizen.

The Opportunity:

We are recruiting a Trading Manager Europe who will be responsible for all purchasing requirements across Europe. Reporting into the Purchasing Manager Europe, you will ensure products are procured at the most commercially viable price, are available within the timescales dictated by the Demand Planning function and drive sales revenue in line with agreed targets.

  • Forecast and manage all purchasing and sales activity across various channels within Europe
  • Supplier relationship management. Drive improvements across quality and fulfilment through quarterly supplier feedback
  • Negotiation of pricing across all product types, displaying value saved across both various products and suppliers
  • Drive change. Ongoing development of quality and product types to best support an ever-developing suite of requirements and channels
  • Ownership of stock ageing, ensuring device lifecycles are managed accordingly and obsolescence is minimized
  • Devise a demand planning strategy to ensure devices are procured at the optimal time, allowing for commercial optimisation
  • Supply chain owner for new business opportunities, supporting commercial team with data analysis

You will have the following skills;

  • Fluency in German and English, both verbal and written communication skills. Fluency in an additional European languages would be beneficial (Spanish, Italian, French, Hungarian)
  • Experience within the Mobile Telecommunications industry with specific product knowledge will be key to the role in order to identify market trends and advise on exclusive issues
  • Experience within a Supply Chain trading role
  • Experience with developing and negotiating third party service agreements
  • Experience in a sales environment using negotiation skills

Benefits & Training

  • Bonus Scheme
  • Mobile phone & laptop
  • Flexible Working
  • Internal Wellbeing Programme
  • Learning and Development opportunities

At Assurant, diversity helps us inspire creativity in the global marketplace, and we are believers in the strategic value of inclusion and how it improves performance, creates growth opportunities, better aligns us to our clients, and enhances employee engagement.

We look forward to receiving your application!