Senior Buyer Surface & Indirect Procurement (M/F/D)

wintershall dea

Hamburg, Germany

To be decided


Business and Information Management



What you can expect

Strategy – support the Team Lead Procurement Surface in developing relevant Procurement category and subcategory strategies, monitor supplier markets, create demand forecasts, analyze spend, assess suppliers, identify and act on opportunities for added value;  
Sourcing/Contracting – implement activities defined in the relevant category strategies, including agreeing final specifications and setting commercial conditions, define critical performance factors, manage tender processes, evaluation of proposals, conducting final negotiations up to contract award and preparation of standard contract templates for the respective categories;  
Project Procurement Coordinator for larger projects and operations as a part of the project organization: establish project procurement strategy, coordinate between project and procurement organization, support smooth project organization as first point of contact and search solutions for the appearing supply chain relevant project issues, manage non-conformities;
BU Germany Coordination – set up a clear and frequent presence of Procurement within operations, communicate Procurement strategies within BU Germany;
Contract Management – execute and manage contracts, ensure contract performance and adherence to contractual conditions, contract variations/amendments; handle disputes and claims;
Supplier Relationship Management – manage supplier relationships; monitor supplier performance, support the drive for continuous improvement and/or supplier development, collect supplier feedback, reduce the cost of poor quality and non-productive time (NPT), optimize Procurement processes.

What we expect


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study (business, engineering, law) or equivalent experience 
  • At least 4 years of experience in a strategic buyer position (procurement/supply chain) or alternatively solid experience in procurement and contract management
  • Proactive team player; solution-oriented; self-motivated; very good communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Analytical and systematic way of working  
  • Knowledge of the E&P business, extensive knowledge of surface equipment and services is an advantage
  • Intercultural awareness (working with stakeholders in different business areas)
  • Excellent negotiation skills with a proven track record of success
  • Fluent in English and German (verbal and written).
  • High willingness to travel
  • Committed to company HSE policy and principles, acting responsibly and in accordance with HSE and quality requirements

We offer

  • High degree of independence and responsibility from day one in a new procurement department for the Business Unit with the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging working environment 
  • Work & life service which provides advice and supports in all matters affecting work, life family and health
  • Networking and familiarization within the company
  • Global career opportunities and attractive remuneration packages
  • Flexible working hours and a modern concept around office vs home office days
As a company we promote diversity and inclusion, applications from people with disabilites are strongly encouraged.


Wintershall Dea is a leading independent European gas and oil company with more than 120 years of experience as an operator and project partner along the entire E&P value chain. The company with German roots and headquarters in Kassel and Hamburg explores for and produces gas and oil in 11 countries worldwide in an efficient and responsible manner. With activities in Europe, Latin America and the MENA region (Middle East & North Africa), Wintershall Dea has a global upstream portfolio and, with its participation in natural gas transport, is also active in the midstream business. And we develop carbon management and low carbon hydrogen projects to contribute to climate goals and secure energy supplies. More in our Annual Report.


Wintershall Dea was formed from the merger of Wintershall Holding GmbH and DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG, in 2019. Today, the company employs more than 2,000 people worldwide from almost 60 nations.

Contact: Kirsten Himmelmann 040/6375 2721