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Strategic Purchaser

 Our client is a prestigious company renowned for producing coated and bonded abrasives. Due to their dynamic growth, we are seeking an ambitious employee for the following position: 

Main responsibilities:
  • Safeguard profitability and improvement in flow of goods for the entire Group by developing product group strategies 
  • Optimizing the respective product group supplier structure and the performance of strategically important suppliers
  • Ensuring material availability with high product quality, flexible delivery conditions/times and economically most favorable solutions
  • Supplier management (selection, analysis, evaluation, development), definition and implementation of the product group strategy 
  • Analysis and development of global procurement markets with a focus on the development of efficient supply chains with optimal cost structures 
  • Conducting price and contract negotiations with international suppliers, both for series products and for investments, concluding framework agreements
  • Claim management, particularly in the event of repeat errors or processes with relevant effects (escalation stage)
  • Identifying and realizing potential savings and improvements
  • Identifying procurement alternatives and qualifying new suppliers
  • Product and project-oriented coordination between purchasing, quality, development and suppliers
  • Implementation of purchasing projects 
  • Purchasing controlling & reporting

Required skills:
  • Successfully completed at least 3 years of technical or business studies or comparable
  • Several years of professional experience in a comparable position
  • Negotiation skills and sound know-how in contract negotiation and drafting
  • Very good knowledge of cost analysis and project management
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and strong analytical and strategic thinking
  • Strong communication skills, ability to work in a team and assertiveness 
  • Confident knowledge of SAP MM and MS Office
  • Ability to manage and negotiate in written and spoken English
  • Willingness to travel

  • German language skill is a great advantage

What our partner can offer to you:
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • International working environment
  • Challenging career opportunity