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General Procurement Manager (f/m/d)


Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age. And as a new music company we know that songwriters and artists don’t work for us – we work for them. Would you like to support our mission as General Procurement Manager (f/m/d)?


Your mission
As General Procurement Manager, you will play a key role in our smart and innovative procurement processes. Your mission is to ensure cost-optimal and timely purchasing of materials and services in the required quality and quantity through uniform procurement processes. You will lead the newly established purchasing processes and strategy, and shape the future of our procurement organization as we continue to expand globally.


Your responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for overall P2P processes within BMG (automation and ensuring legal requirements, e. g. ICS esp. Segregation of Duties, Supply Chain Act, Posting of Workers Act etc.)
  • Monitor the local ordering processes (SAP-MM usage, and catalogue system, fulfillment of documentation obligations).
  • Be in charge of the overall management of Catalogue buying channel (provider selection, content monitoring, performance measurement).
  • Lead tendering and negotiating of selected regional/category framework agreements (economic conditions, safeguarding of contractual rights and obligations, reporting on savings and contract usage).
  • Conduct trainings and ensure procurement guidelines and processes are well understood by the internal stakeholders.


Your profile

  • You have completed your studies in Business Administration or have a comparable educational background. 
  • You have proven experience in procurement activities and possess a solid knowledge of indirect spend management. 
  • You have hands-on knowledge of the SAP module MM and are experienced in designing and optimizing P2P processes.
  • It would be beneficial if you have previous experience with catalogue management. 
  • You are a strong communicator who is eager to shape the future of BMG's procurement activities. 
  • English fluency is required.
  • You are open to occasional travel activities.


Now let's see what's in it for you

  • The chance to grow in the trendsetting area of Digital Finance Transformation. 
  • The unique BMG culture, empowering and driven by strong values.
  • A 21st century working environment, collaborative and flexible.
  • Benefits like an office in the heart of Berlin, a BVG jobticket, a Headspace membership, Work from Home regulations and many more.
  • A commitment to help team members develop long-term careers at BMG with in-house training and the renowned Bertelsmann University.
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for working for artists and songwriters.                                


What you should know about us

BMG – est. 2008 – is the world’s fourth-biggest music company, the first new global player in the music business of the streaming age, and a record label and music publisher in one. Named in 2020 one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann.


Come as you are
As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity runs deep in our core value of fairness and we are determined to create a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can flourish. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are.

All applicants to BMG will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

(BMG is the proud representative of Kurt Cobain’s publishing catalogue, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are’.)


Are you interested? Then send us your application and all the convincing arguments why you are the right person to get this job. 


Company: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT GmbH - Corporate 

Country: Germany 

State/Region: Berlin 

City: Berlin 

Postal Code: 10117 

Job ID: 258288

Date:  Mar 9, 2023

Berlin, BE, DE, 10117

Job Segment: Media Publishing, Procurement, SAP, Supply Chain Manager, Supply Chain, Publishing, Operations, Technology

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