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Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Alken, BE Pregnana Milanese, IT Decin, CZ Schattdorf, CH Altdorf, CH Karlsbad-Ittersbach, DE Montegaldella, IT Hallbergmoos, DE Hattersheim, DE Altdorf, CH Cleebronn, DE Viadanica, IT Novy Bydzov, CZ Malyn, UA Altdorf, CH

Company: Datwyler

Daetwyler focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as Healthcare, Mobility, Oil & Gas and Food & Beverage. From China to Mexico, with over 20 operating companies and some 6,700 employees, we experience the kind of diversity that only an international company can provide. We offer our customers leading technology and process know-how, unique material expertise and global services that make an important contribution to their technological progress.

Job description

  • Co-ordination of the strategic procurement process (Source to Contract) and Supplier Relationship Management - this includes:
    • Pre-acquisition (specification, vendor list, execute sourcing strategy)
    • RFI, RFQ, evaluation of quotations and negotiation
    • Risk assessment and risk mitigation (e.g. through qualification of second sources)
    • Vendor Selection and contracting (incl. Price and Contract negotiation)
    • Post-acquisition (vendor management, contract management, performance management, vendor rating, support auditing)
  • Execution of the purchasing strategy to ensure long-term availability of materials
  • Monitoring, supporting and documenting Cost Saving ideas/projects
  • Co-ordination of complaint follow-up. Problem solving in case of incidents created by Suppliers (including reporting of financial claims if needed)
  • Collaboration with the local purchasing teams on topics such as supply shortages, rolling forecasts, optimization of inventory levels

Your profile:

  • Commercial feeling and commercial skills
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and in writing; strong negotiation skills; relationship building and management skills; in-depth understanding and knowledge of the industry is a plus
  • Very good interpersonal, oral, writing and presentation skills, as well as analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Forward thinking, self-directed, capable of taking independent actions, and ability to take decisions that drive business performance
  • Ability to partner external and internal contacts (Quality, R&D, Supply Chain, Operations, Sales) in order to promote the value of the procurement organization
  • Proficiency in use of computer software including MS Office and SAP
  • Engagement in continuous learning to keep up-to-date information on new product and market trends, learn through daily work experience, by reading trade publications and by talking with co-workers, colleagues and suppliers
  • Demonstrated organizational skills

Known Languages:

  • English proficient
  • German or any other language is a plus

We Offer a Diverse and Global Working Environment

We encourage ambitious people who approach their job with commitment and enthusiasm to grow and excel. That's why our employees are at the heart of Daetwyler. Our work environment is shaped by our values and beliefs: We are entrepreneurs, we create value for our customers, we strive for excellence, and we treat each other with respect.