Strategic Buyer – with experience in international negotiations (80-100%)

30 Aug 2018
30 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
- Develop and implement strategies for new products and product development projects in the context of active sourcing of materials
- Contribute to projects aimed at product improvement, lead price negotiations, draft, negotiate and finalize contractual agreements
- Spearhead systematic reduction of costs relating to materials (e.g., by means of annual price negotiations) and ensure that specified processes and delivery times are observed in full
- Closely drive and monitor claims management
- Instruct and support tactical and operational buyers and define methods to draw up forecasts, optimize capital structures, and safeguard availability for production
- Control and manage business communications with suppliers, Global Business Service Center, Research and Development, and Product Development

- Solid degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, or similar - complemented by advanced training in international business and trade
- Several years of work experience in the management of interdisciplinary projects relating to international strategic procurement
- Experience of international law, contract management, commercial risk management, and claims management
- Expertise relating to procurement in developing markets, and supplier assessment
- Proficiency in use of SAP as well as MRP and ERP systems desirable
- Fluent command of German and English, both written and spoken; additional foreign language skills considered advantageous

Additional information
ABB is able to offer you an interesting role within a highly motivated team, together with open communication structures. On the basis of a personal, practice-oriented introduction program, you will be given the opportunity to acquire the confidence needed to work independently as well as be a constructive member of an inclusive team within your assigned area. ABB is also able to provide a wealth of opportunity for personal development once you have completed your introduction period, the aim being to assist you in attaining your career goals. Personalized development programs with targeted training measures will help you to enhance your skillson a continuous basis.

Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool. A better world begins with you at

ABB Switzerland Ltd.
Mathias Piller
Talent Partner
Phone +41 58 586 11 93

Location: Lenzburg , Aargau , Switzerland
Contract type: Regular/Permanent Business unit: Business Unit Grid Integration
Date posted: 2018-05-30 Job function: Purchasing and Supply Management Publication ID: CH62165117_E7

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees, thereof 6,000 in Switzerland.

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