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German Speaking Strategic Buyer - Metals

Sector Location Job type Salary
Flexible DOE
Date added
7 June, 2022

Job Description

My client, a large multi-national business in the engineering sector, seeks a German Speaking Strategic Buyer – Metals.


As the German Speaking Strategic Buyer – Metals, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of direct materials over 150m EUR spend.


German Speaking Strategic Buyer – Metals, St Margrethen, St. Gallen, Switzerland


My client is offering an excellent opportunity for an experienced Procurement professional to undertake a key Procurement post within strategic portfolio management.


It is essential for this role that you have a solid understanding of strategic procurement within a business, ideally from within a heavy industrial or engineering sector. A background in metals purchasing, such as aluminium, or materials engineering would be highly advantageous.


The successful candidate will be an excellent negotiator, with the ability identify and drive cost savings and mitigate risks in a volatile market. Experience of working in a heavy industry with hard to source or volatile products is highly desirable.


The main personal quality we are looking for is someone with a sharp commercial mind that can plan future sourcing and manage the portfolio with innovative ideas and solutions.


We are looking for high calibre candidates with the following skillset:

  • Fluent German and minimum B2 English
  • Educated to degree or equivalent level (ideally within Engineering or a related business function)
  • 3+ years’ sourcing direct materials – ideally within metals
  • High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate


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