Local Purchaser (CDD 12 months)

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    24 Mai 2024
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Local Purchaser (CDD 12 months)

The Sécheron Hasler Group continues the Swiss tradition of over 140 years in the field of railroad technology. We are a leading global supplier of electrical and electronic safety components and solutions as well as traction power systems for the railroad industry. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, DC grids and other industrial systems. The name Sécheron Hasler Group is synonymous with Swiss quality worldwide and is a leading reference for state-of-the-art products.
With more than 1300 employees worldwide, we are represented wherever our customers are at home. Every single employee of the Sécheron Hasler Group contributes to our future success.

The Geneva Local Purchaser is responsible for the supply of goods and services to internal and external customers, optimizing quality conditions, price and lead time, and in line with the company's procurement strategy.


The Geneva Local Purchaser will deal with Material Requirement Planning to evaluate needs for production and guarantee the availability of components in compliance with deadlines and stock target. He / She will also analyze and deal with specific internal customers’ requirements and ensure efficiency and highest quality of procurement and purchasing processes.

Main tasks:

  • Placing of orders based on production needs to preferred suppliers (production and non-production items).
  • Ensure orders confirmations in place and expedite orders for on time delivery.
  • Obtaining initial quotations for specific advised items.
  • Supplier management and follow-up.
  • Supplier contract negociation.
  • Monitoring of KPIs.
  • General purchasing administration.

Main activities in procurement:

  • Purchase order management : creation, rescheduling and follow-up (contacting internal and external suppliers, quality department in case of claims).
  • Proactive communication between suppliers, internal customers and supervisor to guarantee transparency, and up-to-date information (supplier calendars, need dates or promised dates change, ongoing corrective actions) and anticipate any drift from suppliers.
  • Ensure compliance with Supply Service Level, Frame Agreements and Contracts authorized by Global Strategic Purchasing, manage Supplier Relationship.
  • Follow up of supplier agreements to prevent any drifting and lead corrective actions if necessary (Buffer stock analysis and definition of supplier contracts).
  • Management of stock coverage in case of part modification or supplier transfer.
  • RFQs for prototypes and New Product Introduction, negotiation and follow-up with suppliers in compliance with customers’ requirements.
  • Keeping up-to-date article database in ERP related to Supply Chain parameters (unit price, minimum order quantities, lead time, …).
  • Follow up of stock and provisions level according to global strategy.
  • Ensure optimized service rate and propose improvement actions.
  • Monitor SQL reports (“Data check”) and correct the mentioned errors/incoherences.
  • Manage and approve Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) (define and modify supply chain based article parameters).
  • Check compliance of suppliers’ invoices and approve or reject.

Main activities in purchasing:

  • Follow up of contract renewals with final approval and signature by strategic purchaser (dedicated site specific renewal contract).
  • Recommendations for the creation of new suppliers (to be submitted to Global Strategic Purchasing).
  • Evaluation of suppliers with strategic purchasers and quality department.
  • Manage bidding activities and negotiate purchasing Terms and Conditions .
  • Monitoring of prices of purchased items, including those not covered by specific contracts.
  • Purchasing support to Technical and Industrialization departments.
  • Purchasing support to Production and Quality departments.
  • Variance analysis and cost reduction analysis.

  • Purchasing background.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience of work in an engineering / manufacturing company purchasing team would be an advantage.
  • Technical background for mechanical parts would be an advantage.
  • Fluent English and French required.
  • Good knowledge of an ERP system, preferably ORACLE.
  • Microsoft Office skills, advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • It is essential that the candidate is able to work within a team environment. He/She must be motivated to learn quickly, must pay attention to details and must not be afraid to ask for help if requirement details are not clear.
  • Sense of urgency as a number of demands requires rapid reactive effort.
  • Customer oriented, focused on results in terms of quality and OTD.
  • Good negotiations skills.

We have flat hierarchies and direct communication between departments and management levels is encouraged. This enables us to make decisions quickly.

We give our employees full responsibility for their professional tasks. All employees are encouraged to take initiatives and contribute to the success of the company and have ample opportunities to develop professionally.

Do you enjoy working independently and on your own responsibility, are you a team player and assertive? We look forward to receiving your application.