Strategic Purchasing Manager – Software & Hardware

Badenoch & Clark Industry & Manufacturing - Zurich

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The Company
An outstanding future oriented company which is operating in the machinery industry is looking for a Strategic Purchasing Manager – Software & Hardware for their location based in the region of Bern. Due to the fact of a generated sales of more than CHF 1,5 billion in 2016 the company provides proof of building a bridge across influential sectors. A worldwide amount of over 6000 employees ensures a high standard in developing and producing highly innovative products and services. Standing out of a demanding competition and cooperating with multiple international technology partners represents a showpiece for this innovation driven company.

Strategic Purchasing Manager – Software & Hardware

Your Tasks
As a Strategic Purchasing Manager – Software & Hardware you will be responsible for the following scope of duties:

* Development and Implementation of purchasing strategies as well as changing prevailing strategic plans
* Specification development on the foundation of stakeholder needs & market offering
* Analysis of purchasing categories launch sourcing initiatives where needed as well as the related evaluation of suppliers
* Negotiation with suppliers & establishment of frame agreements
* Close cooperation with stakeholders and departments
* Supplier management: building up a trusted relationship with key vendors
* Producing reports, statistics and calculations for report to substantial hierarchy levels

Your Profile
You are distinguished by the following characteristics:

* A technical apprenticeship in combination with a further education in procurement or equal
* Primarily 5 years of practical experience within the fields of purchasing technology categories
* Several years of experience within the telecommunication industry related procurement organization
* A striking ability to cooperate with senior stakeholders
* Very good communication skills referring to strong negotiation skills with international suppliers
* The ability and intention to travel inside Switzerland
* Outsized English skills at a business level (spoken and written) as well as fluent in German

Interested in finding out more? Please submit your complete dossier via the following contact:

Mario Müller
Consultant – Procurement & Supply Chain