FREIBURG, GERMANY

Strategic Purchaser (m/f/d)

Your role

As Strategic Purchaser, you will identify the suppliers that are most important to the success of the company. You will be responsible for sourcing technical products, capital goods, machinery, equipment and services in an international environment. In close cooperation with the technology team and the quality department you will negotiate long-term contracts that set out prices, quality standards, cost- reduction targets, delivery timescales, and commercial terms and conditions.

About you

  • Successfully completed commercial/ technical studies or comparable qualification
  • Business management knowledge coupled with technical affinity
  • Several years of experience as a strategic buyer of machinery, technical products, capital goods, equipment and services in an international environment
  • Sound knowledge of national and international contract law as well as negotiation methods, active experience in project and interface management
  • Independent, structured, solution- oriented working style
  • Proactive mindset, high level of commitment, assertiveness, strong communication and negotiation skills
  • Business fluent (orally and in writing) in German and English
  • Intercultural competence and willingness to travel

Your tasks

  • Carrying out worldwide market surveys for the permanent optimization of procurement
  • Forming specifications together with the technical team
  • Identification of suppliers in cooperation with the technical department / project team
  • Supplier management, ensuring security of supply and risk management execution of tenders
  • Managing of the purchasing processes
  • Execution of audits in cooperation with QA
  • Preparation and negotiation leadership with support of Technical Managers
  • Drafting and execution of complex contracts
  • Procurement controlling as well as handling contract disruptions

What we offer

  • A diverse and exciting job in the commercialization of environmentally friendly solar energy with a low carbon footprint
  • The chance to contribute with your skills and develop professionally and professionally
  • A highly motivated team with flat hierarchies, fast communication and short decision-making processes
  • A permanent full-time position with trust-based working hours
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