Role details

Buyer - Raw Materials (m/w)

Switzerland   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global and dynamic company
  • Strong procurement footprint within Europe

About Our Client

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).

Job Description

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.

The Successful Applicant

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.

What's on Offer

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

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