We are ALTANA: one group of companies – four divisions: BYK, ECKART, ELANTAS, and ACTEGA. Global leader
in specialty chemicals with over 6,700 employees, sales of around 2.7 billion euros, and myriad opportunities for
you to develop and grow. Would you like to enrich your life with this decisive plus?

Global Lead Buyer Raw Material (m/f/d)
Location: Bremen


Responsibility for the category Plastic and Rubber (for ALTANA and the global ACTEGA businesses)
Develop and maintain a cost-reducing and value creation project pipeline to create a positive margin impact for ACTEGA and ALTANA divisions
Understand and execute business line priorities and communicate effectively with stakeholders such as Technology, Business and Operations in ACTEGA and ALTANA
Create a cross-divisional category strategy with a cross-functional strategy team, including elements of global market intelligence, supplier management, portfolio strategy, cost structure assessment and risk management
Evaluate and strategically manage suppliers and respective portfolio by executing segmentation analyses based on risk, performance and value
Drive mutual improvements focused on an effective, cost-minded and supplier-enabled innovation to contribute to the overall ACTEGA and ALTANA sustainability roadmap
Negotiate global competitive master supply agreements and pricing models to ensure competitive supply supporting business margin targets
Lead a global virtual team of buyers and cross-functional stakeholders (Global Buyers Council)
Provide reports with focus on business line impact to create transparency and provide guidance to the business and cross-functions


Professional background in procurement or key account management sales
Knowledge of procurement saving levers
Understanding of global markets in the chemical industry
Strategic thinking including understanding of risk management and being result-driven
Strong negotiation and relationship building skills
Ability to collaborate effectively and to adapt to change
Analytical skills and very good English skills
Required share of travel up to 5% nationally and 20% internationally

Our Plus

In the ALTANA Group, you will work in a unique culture of innovation where the utmost importance is attached to promoting individual ideas and abilities as well as open, trusting interaction. ACTEGA offers you a lot of advantages. In detail:
A pleasant company size where people know each other and exchange ideas personally, as well as short information and decision-making paths
30 days of vacation and a convincing salary
Extensive training opportunities, very good social benefits, an additional pension plan, health and sports offers and company events such as summer parties, Christmas parties and ‚Kohltouren‘
A crisis-proof workplace

About us

ACTEGA, as part of the ALTANA Group, develops, produces, and markets specialty coatings, inks, adhesives, and sealing compounds with a focus on the packaging, graphic arts, and medical industries. ACTEGA has production facilities in Europe, North and South America and China.
At its site in Bremen, Germany, ACTEGA develops and produces soft elastic plastics in granule form and sealing compounds for food closures and packaging, as well as customized solutions for medical applications.
As a first step, please apply briefly and concisely with your CV via our job portal www.altana.jobs . We look forward to meeting you!

ACTEGA DS GmbH | Danka Koch | HR | Tel. +49 421 39002-25

ALTANA AG and its subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, age, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job number: AD00868
Legal entity: ACTEGA DS GmbH
Location: Bremen