2 days ago

Project Sourcing Buyer

Leclanché SA

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Project Sourcing Buyer

At Leclanché, we have talented people who are willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute to the success of our Company. Passion for their work, initiative and adaptability, impact and influence, innovation and decisiveness are the key attributes we are looking for. Our world leading in-house technologies, based on lithium-ion cells, and ownership of the full value chain from electrochemistry to energy management software, make us unique and a partner of choice for customers who require smarter and faster energy storage solutions for grid and microgrids, fleets and electric commercial vehicles, marine vessels and robotics applications.

To drive and lead strategic sourcing scope on the projects as the unique representative of the purchasing function, we are looking for a

Project Sourcing Buyer

based in Yverdon-les-Bains, Vaud, Switzerland

  • He acts as the interface between sourcing and project / product development, innovation, marketing, organization and teams. He ensures sourcing relevant actions are on time and at cost, and propose corrective actions plans if gaps, respecting group sourcing policies and product development processes. He supports the strategic category organization on project related contract negotiations with identified and /or selected partners / suppliers by respecting
  • Purchasing Group Policies.

  • Role & Responsibilities
  • Proactively evaluates opportunities on new technologies, innovations etc. during the phases of the projects (R&D new product, innovation project)

  • Prepares the project relevant inputs on the analysis on global / regional RFQ proposals / packages, supplier selection, negotiation and ensures ongoing communication with stakeholders in collaboration with the global commodity managers

  • Supports the establishment and availability of functional specifications with the stakeholders as base for proper sourcing assessments and TCO evaluations

  • Plans and checks the development plans with the relevant sourcing plans and suppliers

  • Maintains and communicates sourcing planning, master plan, target cost

  • Partners with Strategic Sourcing teams in order to secure global and regional supply base capability and capacity and timely ramp ups

  • Provides the risk assessments on all fields related to sourcing (financial, technical, qualification, supply chain)

  • Evaluates cost at TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) levels through business cases and purchasing leverages

  • Contribute to project material budget cost evaluation with the project

  • Ensures clear communication of the project requirements to the strategic sourcing organization and leads and influences sourcing within the addressed category or products

  • Prevents any deviance on the project (material cost, timeline) and proposes alternative solutions

  • Sources parts for prototypes, pre-series and pilot series as well as ensures availability during the transition to series production (especially important for parts with long delivery time)

  • Proposes innovative solutions, based on a good understanding of the supplier market, able to bring added value on products and processes

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in engineering, business administration or similar. C.P.M., CIPS will be a plus
  • 5-7 years of experience as industrial project purchaser in an international environment
  • Good knowledge of production techniques and processes

Competencies & Skills

  • Sensible and emphatic communication skills with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills (risk based) and focus on the essential facts
  • Able to get results through others, able to multi-task, sense of priority, able to handle stress levels
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities
  • Creativity and ability for collaboration to increase the performance of the given framework


  • English & French is a must: fluent spoken and writing
  • German is an asset

If you are Swiss or hold a valid work permit, please apply and send your full application only in
English by clicking the "Apply now" button or send an email to hr@leclanche.com.

Av. des Sports 42 1401 Yverdon-les-Bains