Strategic Buyer

Amarante, Portugal


Founded in 1954, Fischer Connectors designs, develops and deploys end-to-end interconnect solutions for ecosystems requiring local transfer and management of data, signals and power. Its tailored electronic solutions, connectors and cable assemblies are trusted globally for their reliability in demanding environments.


Fischer Connectors is part of Conextivity Group. With nearly 600 people worldwide, four R&D centers and six manufacturing sites, the Swiss-headquartered technology group offers high-performance connectivity solutions that manage power and data flows seamlessly from sensors and devices to the cloud, enabling the emergence of new and scalable ecosystems. Conextivity comprises two core business activities: Fischer Connectors and Wearin’.


For our new Plant in Amarante, near Oporto, Portugal, we are looking for an Strategic Buyer to locally (Portugal & Spain) develop our network of suppliers for connectors (metal & plastic), cables and electronics. also globally implement the purchasing strategy during the development of new products  by R&D teams in Europe (Switzerland, Portugal, Germany, France, UK, Italy). will also contribute by defining, developing, and maintaining the analysis & reporting tools of the purchasing department. 



Supplier Management

Identify & recommend best-in class vendors thanks to benchmarks (technology, lead time, quality, cost)

Lead the qualification of new vendors according to Conextivity standards

Evaluate vendor capabilities, performance and risks and recommend mitigation actions

Negotiate contracts of supply with vendors


Project Buyer

Lead procurement activities for specific projects, collaborating with international & cross-functional teams to ensure timely and cost-effective project delivery

Develop and implement procurement strategies aligned with project goals and global purchasing strategy

Build strong relationships with vendors, share new technological trends with design teams and organize design reviews


Purchasing Analyst

Analyze procurement data to identify trends, cost-saving opportunities, and areas for process improvement.

Generate regular reports and present findings to management, providing insights to enhance decision-making.



  • Master’s degree in Purchasing or Engineering
  • 5+ year working with international suppliers for several of the following commodities: metal parts, plastic parts, surface treatment / coating, electronics, cables,
  • 5+ year in a similar position within an international company specialized in microtechnology (preferred), automotive or aerospace industry
  • English : full proficiency, minimum C1, French is a plus
  • SAP : 5+ year working on a daily basis for procurement processes, managing purchase orders, maintaining accurate records
  • Excel : proficiency required, particularly in using Power Query for efficient data extraction and manipulation.
  • Power BI : proficiency required, for data visualization and reporting, transforming complex datasets into actionable insights.

Are you up to the challenge? We look forward to receiving your application (CV and cover letter). please Reply with the following reference FC2024/006

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