Strategic Buyer (m/f/d) 80-100%

Gebrüder Loepfe AG

Gebrüder Loepfe AG

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Key information

We are a globally successful technology company based in Zurich Oberland. We develop, produce, market and service high-quality sensor systems and solutions for the textile industry. With our measurement systems we ensure the highest quality in the worldwide textile production. We employ around 200 people in Switzerland, China, Taiwan, India, and Turkey.

Our people build solutions that inspire and transform technologies. That’s why we invest in in bright minds, in their ideas, knowledge and development.

Join our team and play a key role in the development and implementation of our strategy. You will work with different teams and customers from all business units to realize the annual targets, drive initiatives and support the transformation. You will also support projects that improve our long-term performance, growth, competitiveness, and resilience.

We are now filling the following position in the Materials & Production division at our headquarters in Wetzikon/Zurich at the earliest possible date:

As an expert in strategic purchasing, you will play a key role in the procurement strategy for the Electronics product group and in conducting negotiations to ensure long-term supply capability. If required, you will provide support in industrialization and development projects as well as in working groups related to procurement.

Your new role 

  • Negotiation of long-term delivery conditions and contracts, including price hedging, deadline guarantees, definition of conditions and quality assurance
  • Negotiating prices and drafting contracts for investment projects such as machinery, tools, testing equipment and services
  • Conducting procurement market research and identifying alternative suppliers, including monitoring market trends, exchange rates, commodity exchanges and price developments for goods and services
  • Carrying out benchmarking, requests for quotations, price comparisons and quotation optimizations for defined parts, products and services
  • Co-determination in the selection of suppliers for new designs/parts during the development phase
  • Responsible for changing suppliers in accordance with the procurement strategy and the quality manual
  • Reducing procurement and material costs through project-based work on product categories and procurement markets as well as within the procurement process
  • Extension of existing contracts and expansion through additional quantity contracts in collaboration with operational purchasing and production planning
  • Carrying out supplier evaluations, audits and assessments in accordance with the quality management system
  • Participation in make-or-buy projects

Your skills

  • Degree in engineering FH or TS (mechanics, electromechanics or electronics), ideally with further training as a purchasing manager or similar
  • Several years of experience in strategic and operational purchasing
  • Experience in the production of tool-based parts (plastic injection molding, stamped steel parts and ceramic parts)
  • Experience in the production of assembled printed circuit boards (PCBA) and industrial PCs
  • Excellent negotiation skills, strong communication skills and team player mentality for a goal-oriented exchange with internal as well as external stakeholders
  • Confident handling of an ERP system and very good knowledge of MS Office
  • Willingness to travel abroad (max. 10%)
  • Business fluent in written and spoken German and English, oral knowledge of Italian an advantage

What you can expect

  • A future-oriented organization with an open, family-oriented corporate culture and an exciting working environment with highly experienced, committed and team-oriented colleagues
  • Freedom to work independently with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths, as well as opportunities to help shaping the company
  • Comprehensive induction as well as varied tasks and fun in the team have a high priority
  • Attractive overall package including 25 days annual vacation plus time worked in advance for bridge days, flexible working hours, home office days, above-average employment conditions and other employee benefits
  • Modern building and infrastructure offer very pleasant working conditions
  • Attractive location (recreational area of Lake Pfäffikon) as well as good access via public transport and car

Are you excited about this role?

We are looking forward to receiving your letter of motivation with your complete application documents (including references, diplomas, salary expectations and starting date), exclusively in PDF format, by e-mail to .


  • Brigitte Holderegger
  • Gebrüder Loepfe AG

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