BIRKENSTOCK is a global lifestyle brand that stands for quality, function and all-round well-being. The historic roots of this long-standing family-run company can be traced back to the year 1774.  Nowadays, the product portfolio comprises sandals and closed shoes, accessories, natural cosmetics as well as beds and sleep systems. With more than 5,200 employees, BIRKENSTOCK is the German shoe industry’s largest employer. BIRKENSTOCK has 16 locations in Germany, with privately owned distribution companies in Europe, Asia and the USA.

For our division Controlling ,at our location in Cologne we are looking for a


Procurement Controller (m/f/d)


  • Manage the material budget and raw material inventories
  • Support in planning and optimizing material prices
  • Cooperation regarding the identification of integrated value creation potentials, e.g. material consumption, material prices, in-house/outsourcing, etc.
  • Support the development of advanced end-to-end reporting
  • Daily collaboration with the procurement team e.g on pricing and inventory issues
  • Managing raw material inventories and the relevant responsible parties, including the coordination of the necessary reports and reviews
  • Responsible for target-driven management of various inventory categories, such as Q-check, blocked inventory and unrestricted inventory
  • Supervision of procurement costs and investments



  • Successfully graduated in economics with focus on finance/controlling or equivalent
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in Procurement Controlling or in the purchasing/procurement division and first relevant experience in Controlling
  • Fluent in German and English
  • Proficiency in MS Office, especially Excel
  • SAP knowledge is preferred
  • Hands-on mentality, solution orientation and strong communication skills complete your profile



BIRKENSTOCK offers you all the advantages of a successful, fast growing, global company: dynamic work environment, considerable design freedom, authentic and open corporate culture and excellent development opportunities. Sounds exciting? It is. We are looking forward to receiving your online application, stating your salary expectations!


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