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Purchasing Engineer/Engineering Buyer

Sector Location Job type Salary
Circa 100,000 CHF
Date added
4 August, 2022

Job Description

My client, in the manufacturing sector, is looking for a Purchasing Engineer/Engineering Buyer to assist with its growing production operations.


You will support procurement globally for technical engineering purchases.


Purchasing Engineer/Engineering Buyer, Zurich, Switzerland


We are looking for experienced candidates with a good foundation within engineering that can translate engineering requirements into sourcing requirements/BOM and work with specialist suppliers to source direct parts and materials.


It is important that you have an understanding of basic procurement operations – including supplier sourcing, qualification or selection. Additional experience in material planning, strategic sourcing/procurement, contract negotiation, etc. would be highly advantageous, but is not essential.


The Purchasing Engineer/Engineering Buyer will have the ability to understand the needs of internal stakeholders within the R&D, Project and Production functions and translate these to external suppliers with confidence, ensuring that all technical product needs are met.


The key quality we require is the ability to understand technical engineering requirements.


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

  • Ideally 1+ years’ experience within Procurement – with a focus in parts procurement
  • Total of 3 years’ experience in an engineering environment
  • Ideally qualified within an engineering discipline - a degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronic Engineering would be highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills – can communicate with a variety of business stakeholders
  • Fluent English - other languages are beneficial, particularly Mandarin or German


If you are interested in applying for this Purchasing Engineer/Engineering Buyer, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to  for a confidential conversation please call Charlotte in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1874