Procurement Category Manager (Strategic Buyer) 50%


Key information

  • Publication date:

    20 May 2024
  • Workload:

  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
  • Language:

    German (Fluent), English (Fluent)
  • Place of work:


Tecan Trading AG

Ever wondered how your skills and unique background could impact the world of tomorrow?   Join our Supply Chain team and bring your passion and talent to work.


Procurement Category Manager (Strategic Buyer) 50%


Nänikon, Zürich


Your contribution

In this challenging and important role, you are responsible for specific direct material categories. You maintain the supplier portfolio and develop the category strategies to find the best-fit suppliers and ensure cost-effective material availability for production in Switzerland, Austria and USA. You are the go-to person when it comes to suppliers' consolidation in order to leverage savings potential, establish economies of scale and build long-term relationships. The management of a global commodity category sits with you including the guidance for purchasing volumes.


  • Procurement market research through analysis of the potential supplier market and classification of potential suppliers.
  • Establishment and maintenance of global material categories; further development of suppliers and category strategies.
  • Supplier evaluation and development according to procurement strategy.
  • Development and implementation of the procurement strategy for the assigned suppliers and categories.
  • Identification and implementation of potential cost savings.
  • Suppliers risk management.
  • Negotiation of contracts accordingly to company's regulations.
  • Contact person for procurement-related questions to upstream and downstream departments.
  • Advising project purchasing and R&D on the allocation of parts and assemblies to the most suitable suppliers.
  • Ensuring and continuously developing the efficient handling of procurement and logistics processes.
  • Ensuring the availability of all materials and development of the supplier base in the event of changes in demand.


Your background

We're not just looking for hard skills: We're looking for people who bring their passion and talent to work.

  • Technical education plus further trainings in the field of Category Management / Strategic Procurement.
  • Prior work experience in in the area of Category Management / Strategic Procurement within a technical industrial corporation.
  • Solid understanding and technical knowledge in the area of mechanical or electronic components & assemblies is a major asset.
  • Fluent German and English, both written and spoken.
  • Very good knowledge of the national and international supplier market.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Good SAP R/3 and MS Office knowledge.


W hat makes working at Tecan unique

  • The chance to make it count and to have an impact on the world of tomorrow
  • Working in an international and diverse environment
  • The chance to grow your career within the company
  • Feel empowered by our strong and unique company culture
  • Comprehensive compensation and benefits package


Join Tecan, a great place to work! Read about our recent certification from Great Place to Work. 


We're looking forward to receiving your application online. Please submit your CV or resume (w/o picture and w/o cover letter, reference letters and diplomas are optional).


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