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Procurement & Logistics Director

Procurement & Logistics Director

Job Title: Procurement & Logistics Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bratislava
Salary: Competitive salary
Reference: PW5219
Contact Name: Paris Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 11, 2020 13:40

Job Description

VP Procurement & Logistics

Bratislava, Slovakia

Perm £competitive


Our client is a R&D and Battery Production Company based in Bratislava, providing new Energy Solutions for Electric Vehicles across European market.


We are looking for a VP Procurement & Logistics, who will create and manage procurement and logistics system within the first and unique Battery R&D and Production Company in Europe.


Primarily responsibilities with direct report to COO of Organization:

•             Lead creation of overall distribution and logistics vision and strategy, including network design.

•             End to end distribution and logistics processes and supporting technologies.

•             Set KPI targets in collaboration with organizational goals and current directives.

•             Lead strategic relationships with distribution and logistics partners

•             Build strategic relationships for transportation performance

•             Be immediately knowledgeable concerning the issues and complexities of issues regarding battery manufacturing logistics, materials, and procurement.

•             Assure sustainability of supply chain with respect towards safety, environment, social responsibility.

•             Respond efficiently and effectively to changes and issues in a complex logistics and supply chain system.

•             Knowledge of regulations and legislation regarding relevant materials for battery manufacturing in the EU.



•             Proven track record with 7+ years’ experience in procurement and logistics, preferably regarding battery manufacturing or industrial mineral/chemical refinement.

•             Good understanding of cell chemistries used in automotive applications

•             Experience overseeing and responding to changes in complex supply chains.

•             Appropriate experience working in large international organizations with complex procurement and logistics needs affected by global changes.

•             Experience with logistics and procurement in the EU a plus



•             Ability to build strong and transparent relations with contractors and suppliers

•             Strong leadership in creation of sustainable supply chain without shortcuts

•             Excellent written and verbal communication skills



•             Experience dealing with complexity in a multi-national environment

•             Understanding of complex relations between different aspects of businesses and value chains

•             A drive for building more sustainable business models

•             Strong planning, organising, coordinating and priority-setting skills

•             Exceptional problem-solving skills with scientific approach as a plus

•             Ability to deal with many dimensions in a complex system

•             Strong reasoning & logic thinking capability

•             Results-orientation with a strong sense of urgency and drive for closure