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Strategic Buyer

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
13 May, 2020

Job Description

My client, an industry market leader, seeks a Strategic Buyer (with fluent German) for their Schaffhausen office. As Strategic Buyer you will utilise your technical purchasing experience to enhance existing production processes. As a leader of key strategic projects, you’ll enhance current production processes to bring the highest quality material (mechanical, electronics, plastic) to support growth across global objectives. My client has a dynamic and diverse business model which incorporates a wide range of products which supply a wealth of countries.


Strategic Buyer, Schaffhausen, Switzerland


As their Switzerland based Head Office looks towards enhancing their Procurement strategy to support continued growth, my client is offering an excellent opportunity for a proven Strategic Buyer to lead their operational and strategic vision. You will review, challenge and revise their procurement processes to align all areas of the business to achieve global synergy and exceed agreed targets.


As a Strategic Buyer we are looking for high calibre leaders with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to Degree or equivalent level - ideally within a technical discipline
  • Circa 3-5 years purchasing, procurement experience in a manufacturing, production, six sigma or lean focused business
  • Fluent German AND English
  • Experience of leading multiple suppliers and customers to enhance procurement processes
  • Leadership and people management experience is essential
  • Previously identified, led and successful concluded projects in a manufacturing business
  • High level of PC literacy, able to organise, plan and innovate, exemplary presentation skills
  • Be proactive in promoting Health and Safety in the working environment


If you are interested in applying for this Strategic Buyer role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call John Byrne in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.