Global Purchase Manager

Mountain Top is searching for a Global Purchase Manager, located in our headquarter in Frederikssund, Denmark

Mountain Top is a market leader in developing and manufacturing accessories for the pickup segment within the automotive industry. We count all major brands in the industry as our customers such as Ford, Toyota, VW, Hyundai, Nissan etc.

The company has been and still is growing rapidly during the last decade as our successful brand and quality is reaching global acknowledgement and has in the wake of this internationalization opened production sites in Thailand in 2019 and the US in 2020.

In order to strengthen the global team and to ensure that synergies between the different sites are identified and taken advantage of, we need a global purchase manager to work with local teams in Denmark, Thailand and the US.

The chosen applicant will also be responsible for the local purchasing team in Denmark.

The successful candidate will have minimum 5-10 years experience in management and procurement from a production company.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Development, operation and management of the local purchasing department,
  • Coordination and integration of the overseas purchase teams in the US and in Thailand to harvest synergies and enable support, and learning between the teams
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and reduce costs where possible
  • Deliver briefs, updates and reports as and when required
  • Develop creative and innovative procurement processes
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.
  • Explore alternate sources for goods and materials
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers
  • Undertake research on and evaluate existing and new suppliers
  • Contact suppliers to resolve price, quality, delivery or invoice issues
  • Work collaboratively and negotiate and engage with stakeholders and suppliers regarding new projects, supplies and initiatives and advise of impact of change on purchasing and production activities

As a person, you are curious and technically very well-founded. Responsible and open to learn new things in an industry that is rarely seen in Denmark. Ready to come on board the Mountain Top journey.

Since all communication with suppliers takes place in English, you are expected to master English at a high level in both writing and speaking. Other language skills are an advantage but not a requirement.

You will get:

Be the leader of a team of 5 employees working in a dynamic environment where professionalism, dedication, thoroughness, mutual respect, and humor are the core values. We appreciate an informal approach with an open-minded constructive dialogue.

For the global role, there will be dotted lines both from Thailand and US. Headquarter of Mountain Top is in Frederikssund where the position is located. Mountain Top Group has production sites in Denmark, Thailand and the US plus a sales office in Australia.

Contacts and dates:

Deadline for applications is as soon as possible, for further information please contact:

CTO, Martin Strassner at mst@mountaintop.dk or telephone + 45 6021 8301 or HR Manager, Jeanette Hassel at jha@mountaintop.dk or telephone + 45 2827 0341


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