Senior Strategic Purchaser

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  • Publication date:

    26 July 2022
  • Workload:

    100%
  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment

Senior Strategic Purchaser

For our Purchasing Department at Fischer Connectors, we are looking for a Senior Strategic Purchaser to sustain our current panel of suppliers, develop new partnerships to support the growth of the company and expand our geographical footprint in Europe, Asia & the USA. Acting as a commodity manager, you will define and implement the strategy for the commodities and manage the corresponding suppliers.

 

WHAT YOU WILL DO IN YOUR ROLE

  • Negotiate cost reduction based on cost models, reverse engineering, industry benchmark

  • Identify best-in class suppliers thanks to continuous benchmarks (technology, lead time, quality, cost)

  • Allocate business between our pool of suppliers to reach our KPI of service level, quality and cost

  • Qualify new suppliers with Quality, Procurement and Engineering and enable a successful ramp-up

  • Negotiate contracts of supply with international suppliers

  • Follow-up on suppliers’ performance (service level, quality, cost) and any corrective actions

  • Mitigate possible risks of supply chain disruption (dual sourcing, contract of supply, safety stock ...)

  • Build strong relationships to identify new technological trends and share them internally with engineering design team

  • For the development of new products: support engineering and suppliers (design reviews, prototype to series production)

 

THE EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS YOU WILL BRING

  • Background in engineering with a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical, electronics, mechanical or mechatronics engineering

  • 5+ year in a similar position within an international company

  • 5+ year working with international suppliers for electronics, cables, contract manufacturing or mechatronics engineering

  • Fluent in French and English (minimum C1 level)

  • Advanced analytical and reporting skills

 

WHAT WILL PUT YOU AHEAD

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Communication & negotiation skills

  • Proactive and pragmatic

  • Organized and solution oriented

  • Team spirit

  • Travel (up to 20% in Europe, Asia and USA)

 

Are you up to the challenge? We look forward to receiving your application (CV and cover letter).


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