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Strategic Purchaser

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Thurgau
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: 535280/001_1528783377
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/06/2018

Strategic Purchaser

This client is a dominant industrial manufacturer with over 60,000 employees globally. With a wide product portfolio across several different brands they are an International player in the agricultural machinery, material-handling technology, heavy transportation, commercial vehicles and defence.

This particular mandate is for their specialist powertrain manufacturing division, with approximately 300 employees in Thurgau, Switzerland. As a rapidly growing division of the company, there is an urgent requirement to bring on a skilled procurement professional to develop and consolidate the procurement function for the entire brand.

The role:

  • Responsibility of the entire procurement function of the powertrain manufacturing brand - reporting directly to upper management

  • Developing and implementing cross-functional procurement methods for the Thurgau site

  • Acting as the communication officer for procurement, ensuring smooth cross-functional collaboration

  • Will also carry out operational procurement responsibilities

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Strong professional experience within procurement - any industry will be considered, but knowledge of the automotive industry could be useful.

  • Able to work very independently

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good influencer of people - able to clearly explain and justify key concepts

  • Education background in Technical or Commercial fields will be considered

  • Able to communicate with Suppliers in German and English

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to make a visible impact within a growing business. The Thurgau site currently lacks a dedicated procurement function, so it will be essential for the perfect candidate to be a highly self-motivated person, with excellent communication skills to champion the new procurement processes across all business units.


  • Highly impactful role - reporting straight to global Upper Management for the Group.

  • Large independent responsibility - ability to influence within the company.

  • Travel opportunities

  • Versatile health services

  • Beautiful working location - overlooking Lake Konstanz

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, or roles similar to this, apply below for a confidential discussion, or call directly on +44 2037 588 932.

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