36 days ago on michaelpage.ch

Buyer - Raw Materials (m/w)

Michael Page International (Suisse) SA

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Buyer - Raw Materials (m/w)

The successful candidate is responsible for contracting the right supplier, securing timely delivery of quality products against competitive pricing and maintaining data integrity in used corporate systems.

  • Achieve annual material cost reductions and ensure on-time launches for new product developments. This will involve constant contact with the existing supply base, evaluating new potential suppliers, organising supplier meetings, visiting suppliers, re-sourcing activities and permanent negotiations.
  • Ensuring all active purchase items have an active source within a given commodity group.
  • Lead sourcing activities for defined commodities, mainly destined for the European, region focusing on an effective supply base.
  • Managing and driving individual and team re-sourcing activities (from negotiations to product approval to purchase orders).
  • Support defining most beneficial initiatives in line with commodity & growth strategy.
  • Cross-functional team work with our production plants, material planning, product management, quality, finance and regional procurement organisation.
  • Planning for smooth transitions from existing to new suppliers.
  • Support of cross-functional teams.
  • Improve working capital impact (payment term increases, pay-on-consumption / consignment stock).
  • Improve customer satisfaction by developing a dedicated supply base.

Global and dynamic company

Strong procurement footprint within Europe

For this highly promising role, a successful applicant provides a similar background and skill set to below-mentioned criteria as well as experience and willingness to grow and to be challenged with a global conglomerate:

  • Business Degree with focus in Economics/Purchasing or adequate alternative degree(s).
  • 2 to 4 years of experience in purchasing of goods (FMCG industry background would be an asset).
  • Strong negotiator with experience in sourcing.
  • Experience in TCO analyses, risk management, supplier relationship management, and sustainable sourcing.
  • Solid technical knowledge including ability to challenge technical teams for reaching corporate commercial targets.
  • Six Sigma qualification would be an asset.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and German language skills are mandatory.
  • Strong oral and written French language skills strongly preferred.
  • Highly advanced Microsoft Office skills and other ERP systems know-how is appreciated.

Our client is a global and leading player in food industry with operations in eastern Switzerland. For their team we are currently recruiting a Buyer for raw materials (food).

Our client offers a strong career development within its multinational and global footprint.