Purchaser

Saint-Prex, Switzerland

For our Purchasing Department at Fischer Connectors, we are looking for a 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 purchasing & engineering with a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical, electronics, mechanical or mechatronics engineering
  • Advanced analytical and reporting skills

  ○ Create and maintain suppliers’ KPI

  ○ Generate business analysis

  ○ Motivate & document decisions

  • 5+ year in a similar position within an international company
  • 5+ year working with international suppliers for at least one of the following commodities: electronics, cables, plastic injection, metal bar turning, contract manufacturing, coating & surface treatment
  • Fluent in French and English (minimum C1 level)
  • Travel (up to 20% in Europe, Asia and USA)

 

WHAT WILL PUT YOU AHEAD

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Communication & negotiation skills
  • Proactive and pragmatic
  • Organized and solution oriented
  • Team spirit

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

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