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Technical Buyer Direct Materials

NC - AGCK-083427
Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
20 February, 2020

Job Description

Our client is seeking a German speaking Technical Buyer Direct Materials to join their procurement function based in Zurich. As well as contributing to the development of the global group strategy you will be responsible for sourcing materials required for the production plants across Europe. You will be commercially aware and able to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders in a technical manner. By sourcing, selecting and qualifying new suppliers you will add value to the Procurement function of the business to deliver improvements in cost, time and quality.


Technical Buyer Direct Materials, Zurich, Switzerland 


As Technical Buyer Direct Materials you will be responsible for purchasing, negotiating with suppliers and producers as well as implementing sustainable practices of quality checks for all suppliers to the business unit. You will have relevant experience as a strategic buyer and be familiar with production sites, materials and the costs associated. Technical knowledge of Direct materials such as Metals, Plastics, Castings and production parts for machinery and industrial vehicles would be a key requirement alongside an affinity for technology and production.


We are seeking a German speaker who is comfortable in a fast-paced multi-national environment who has the ability to apply pressure to ensure supplier deliverability targets are met on a consistent basis.


For the Technical Buyer Direct Materials, we are looking for a high calibre candidate with the following skill sets:

  • Educated to degree or equivalent level
  • Circa 3+ years working experience in a technical procurement environment
  • Experienced in buying in the automotive, manufacturing or industrial sector
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to engage and interact with the wider business units
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office packages, plus a strong knowledge of SAP or other related systems
  • Fluency in English and German is required
  • Ability to travel on average 5-10%

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