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Supplier Manager, DACH


Frankfurt, Hesse, DE, 60327

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Product & Supplier Management

In the role of Supplier Manager you will be part of the wider Product & Supplier Management organization and will execute the agreed common EMEA strategy on a  DACH level. This includes developing and leveraging local supplier relationships, focusing on the strategic suppliers in first priority, qualifying new suppliers following a request from the sales team or from insight coming from the EMEA team or from a supplier.  Main objectives include achieving targeted profitable growth, customer acquisition, market share growth and ROI. This is achieved through development and execution of supplier business plans to realize the EMEA strategy.


Supplier Manager constitutes an important part of the market intelligence of the group EMEA team providing market trends and insights as well as customer needs/insights/feedback. He/she will be part of a virtual regional team to ensure regional alignment and maximization of supplier value extraction supported by procurement and governance.


Supplier Manager will be able to visit some customers, however the main task will be to meet suppliers and develop the partnership and relationship in order to become first choice for strategic suppliers.


What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role:



  • Development and execution of DACH supplier business plans in line with the agreed common EMEA strategy
  • Optimization of Terms and Conditions with our Suppliers
  • Communication across all levels of the suppliers’ organisations
  • Management of supplier expectations in line with our objectives and EMEA strategy
  • Collaboration across the regional product teams and achievement of suppliers KPI’s
  • Development of a marketing plan and ensure its delivered & invoiced
  • Work closely with all important stakeholders across the EMEA RS organization Inventory, Finance, Pricing, Marketing, Digital, Supply Chain, Innovation, HR, technical, Product plus (special procurement)
  • Supplier management including new supplier acquisition following the overall strategy and local market needs
  • Product lifecycle management from new product introduction to discontinuation


What you will bring:



  • Successful track record in supplier management/sales/asset management or related discipline
  • Business planning and execution capability
  • A collaborative team player across a business with fast moving, customer driven markets
  • Ability to work cross functional as well as cross cultural as part of a wider global team
  • Strong commercial acumen and broad communication skills
  • Understanding of marketing, purchasing and inventory control
  • Fluent in German and English





The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. In this role we can definitely offer flexible working pattern.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.

Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



We are RS

We are committed to creating an inclusive environment where people thrive. We recognize that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionize the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?



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