To strengthen our purchasing team, we are looking to recruit a full-time Strategic Purchaser (m/f/d) for electronic components. Our German locations are in Neuffen (Baden-Württemberg) and Bad Hersfeld (Hesse).

Your main tasks

- Acquiring knowledge of the assigned commodity groups

- The most important commodity groups are electronic components, which represent approx.70% of a total portfolio of 100 Mio€ (active/passive/electromechanical parts)

- Good contact with manufacturers and distributors

- Follow market trends in terms of availability and cost development

- Implement purchasing strategies as discussed and agreed with the Commodity Director and the Chief Procurement Officer, taking into account:

  • Inventory optimization
  • Sources of supply
  • Purchase commitments and contracts
  • Supplier management
  • Supplier selection, taking into account approved suppliers
  • Managing and developing supplier portfolios
  • Organization of supplier audits in cooperation with the quality department for targeted supplier development
  • Optimizing the number of suppliers
  • Creating the "Award Report" for the correct and timely entry of master data into the SAP database
  • Regular negotiations with distributors and manufacturers based on budget information such as estimated annual de-mand and/or historical demand
  • Regular review of the price development of projects
  • Ad-hoc negotiations in case of new projects
  • Requests for proposals for tenders in which Connect Group participates
  • Technical changes and their impact on supply contracts
  • Abrupt changes in market conditions (as required and based on market intelligence gathering responsibilities)
  • Conclusion of logistics agreements with a focus on total costs
  • Consideration of customer agreements in supplier contracts
  • Consideration of targets such as stock turnover, costing conditions
  • In this function report directly to the Commodity Director

Your profile

- You have a sound business education and a good basic technical knowledge in the field of electronics, as well as de-tailed knowledge of electronic components and the procurement market

- You are experienced in the use of common IT applications MS Office / SAP R/3 (experience with BOM Connector would be an advantage) and have a very good command of written and spoken English

- You are goal- and result-oriented, assertive and enjoy working in an international team

- You have very good and convincing negotiation skills

What you can expect

- An interesting, technical/commercial, versatile job in the high-tech product segment

- A modern and international working environment with very good prospects

- Remuneration in line with the market and performance

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