Operative Purchaser

Ludvika,Dalarnas County,Sweden
18 Nov 2016
11 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
You will be part of HVDC within the Power Grids division in Ludvika. The HVDC technology has been on the market for the past 60 years and is used to transmit power over long distances with minimal losses, using overhead lines, underground and submarine cable systems. Please find out more about our world leading technology at

As Supply Chain Planner/Operational Purchaser, you will contribute to an effective high quality supply chain - all to secure our production, as well as delivery to our global assembling sites. One of your main focuses will be to manage material flow, in terms of delivery precision and stock value. You will also do daily follow-ups and ensure our suppliers deliver according to set standards. Together with our Strategic Purchase department, you will develop and improve collaborations and relations with our suppliers.
This is a challenging role with varying tasks - from planning, managing, purchasing and securing the material flow from our external suppliers, to production and material to our assembling sites. This is also a great opportunity to kick start your career within ABB.

To succeed, you need a university degree with specialization in Production/Logistics or an alternative education with an APICS certification. If you have several years' experience within purchasing, we consider this commensurate with a higher education. Knowledge of SAP or a similar ERP system is also required, whereas experience in planning, logistics or purchasing is a plus. You need to be proficient in English and Swedish, both written and spoken.

You are a natural, service-minded and responsible team player who contribute to your teams' success with your positive and engaged attitude. You also know how to work towards set goals. Combining this with your analytical mindset and your ability to see the overall picture, you have what it takes to succeed in this role.