38 - Purchasing Specialist

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Posted: 31/08/2019 13:35
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: Competitive
Location: Switzerland
Level: Supply Chain
Deadline: 27/09/2019 23:59
Hours: 40.00
Benefits: Competitive
Job Type: Permanent

The Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for, but not limited to the following duties:

  • Purchase materials in a timely manner and at the lowest total cost
  • Coordinate supplier activity and negotiations
  • Analyze trends in supplier pricing and sales activity to determine correct timing of purchases
  • Issue purchase orders and changes
  • Maintain proficiency in computerized purchasing/business systems (Netsuite); be literate and functional with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
  • Maintain accurate purchase order prices and supplier cataloging
  • Identify and optimize common inventories among facilities
  • Perform other duties as directed



  • Proven experience in a purchasing role within a related market such as technology, engineering or manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of purchasing systems and practices is essential
  • Experience in inventory management and demand planning
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships both internally and with suppliers
  • Analytical approach to problem solving
  • Desirable to have experience working with quality frameworks such as lean-six signma/TQM
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a matrix and international environment
  • Fluent in German and English


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