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Strategic Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Lausanne
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 529010/001_1540921628
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 30/10/2018

Boasting a large portfolio of Heavy Industry Equipment and Solutions, this international group is continuing to grow, recently surpassing 40,000 employees worldwide. As part of this expansion, they are currently searching for Strategic Buyers to join the team, in the Lausanne area.


This site serves a dual function; manufacturing powertrain solutions for the Industrial portfolio (competing with the likes of Caterpillar and CNH Industrial), while also producing hydraulic components to the top Aerospace Manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing.

Having begun as a family-run business, this company maintains their core values of trust and innovation - while grossing a yearly turnover of almost 10 Billion Euros.



The role:

  • Strategic responsibility of a commodity portfolio within the Combustion Engines, or Hydraulic Components business divisions.

  • Complete supplier management, participating in initial supplier evaluations, audits and development.

  • Leading pricing and contract negotiations

  • Conducting market analysis, developing future supplier strategies

  • Champion and implement the shift towards lean activities across new and existing project processes

  • Evaluate supplier performance, engaging with both internal and external stakeholder

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Strong procurement background, preferably with experience of purchasing technical commodities

  • Fluency in English, with additional fluency in either German or French

  • Knowledge of supply chain management and project management would be an added benefit

  • Previous experience in Cost/Value Analyses would be desirable

  • Ambitious, target-driven mindset

  • Able to work well in a team

We are looking for professionals who are highly adaptable, with the ability to perform in a high-pressure environment. Ideal candidates will have not just strong analytical skills, but also very good people-facing skills, able to develop great relations with suppliers on a long-term basis.

Benefits:

  • Work with quickly developing technology within the Automotive and Aerospace industries

  • Be part of a talented team, within a rapidly growing company

  • Versatile health services

  • Strong development and training programmes

  • Frequent and flexible career progression options

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion, or contact me directly on: +44 203 7588932

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