Purchaser / Buyer – Operational Excellence Supply Chain Management (80 – 100%)

 — Zürich / Oerlikon
14.02.2020Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties80% – 100%

Purchaser / Buyer – Operational Excellence Supply Chain Management (80 – 100%)

Location: Zurich, Oerlikon, Switzerland
Job Function: Purchasing and Logistics
Job Reference Code: CH73458669

Join ABB and work in a team that is dedicated to creating a future where innovative digital technologies allow greater access to cleaner energy.

At our premises in Oerlikon, Zurich, we are looking for an Operational Buyer with focus on operational excellence. Within this challenging role, you ensure that operational excellence is maintained throughout the entire purchasing process.


  • Operational responsibility for dedicated suppliers and categories as well as OTD, QKZ and inventory reporting
  • Processing of orders including deviations and complaints
  • Obtaining the order confirmation from the supplier
  • SAP master data maintenance including timely adjustments to orders in SAP MM and evaluations of delivery performance
  • Involvement in defining the correct supply type (JIT, JiS, Kanban, VMI, etc.) and its implementation
  • Monitor and adjust the system data (master data)
  • Fulfilling the guidelines of SOX, OHS, EHS and compliance
  • Continuous improvement of supplier performance in terms of costs, quality and delivery times
  • Further development and optimization of purchasing processes in cooperation with strategic purchasing (Lean Office, digitalization & automation of processes, etc.)
  • Processing of quality cases (notices of defects)
  • Interface between production, sales, development, suppliers and quality management


  • Commercial or technical training, ideally supplemented by further training in the field of purchasing or logistics
  • Several years of experience in operational purchasing or in a comparable position
  • Experience in the industrial sector, preferably in the MEM sector
  • Good knowledge of MS Office and SAP
  • Very good German and good English skills required
  • Resilient, independent and reliable team player
  • Systematic approach to problem solving
  • Continuous improvement mindset

Additional information
Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at abb.com/careers

ABB Power Grids Switzerland Ltd.
Kim Hipwood
Talent Partner


ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees, thereof 6,000 in Switzerland. abb.com

ABB Power Grids Switzerland Ltd.



Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties, 80% – 100%
ABB Power Grids Switzerland Ltd.


Size:7000 employees
Industry:Industry various
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Location:Brown Boveri Strasse 6
5200 Baden

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