Category Buyer

Posted 20 August 2023
Job type Contract
Contact NameEmma Presley

Job description

The Clean Room Solutions and EI&C global category specialist, who manages the procurement category management activities in investment projects and coordinates with Capex Lead buyers the planning and execution of projects at the Visp site and all other sites.

Key Accountabilities and Duties:
• Execution and updates of overall Category Strategy
• Management of demand, supply and capacity with key suppliers and stakeholders EI&C Equipment and Materials, EI&C Installation Works, Clean Room Solutions
• Supplier Relationship Management with key partners
• Monitoring markets for technological and regulatory trends
• Scanning market and internal stakeholder for identifying, analyzing and mitigating risks
• Delivering regular reports on market intelligence for lead time and prices
• Development of purchasing execution strategies for the categories and projects
• Leading or supporting Procurement of EI&C Equipment and Materials, EI&C Installation Works, Clean Room Solutions on projects, as required.
• Strategic and operational procurement tasks, including
o Definition and implementation of the procurement strategy as well as targets / department or supplier, taking into account the market situation and classification of products
o Bundling of procurement measures within the plant and in conjunction with other sites
o Preparation, conclusion and maintenance of framework agreements
o Development of action plans, relationship management with suppliers, evaluation of new suppliers and management of strategic key account (supplier) activities
o Optimization of LifeCycleCost (LCC) and reduction of material, transport, ancillary and follow-up costs
• Coordination, lead or participation in projects to further the development and improve the efficiency of technical purchasing as well as to achieve common targets
• Member of the Global Category Team for Construction, Fit-out and Automation
• Leading and responsible for large & complex RFQ packages End to End
• Responsible for weekly update of his/her packages in Procurement Management Plan (PMP)
• Supporting on medium & simple RFQ packages
• Supporting team with category specific benchmarks and costs break downs

Minimum Required Qualifications/Skills:
• Education: Technical or Commercial training (Uni or FH) or. Preferred area of study: Process engineering, chemical engineering, business management, project management, supply chain, electrical or Computer Engineering.

• Experience: At least 7 years of experience in plant construction as well as in the areas of purchasing, sales, contract management and project management related with Clean Room Solutions and EI&C.

• Languages: excellent of knowledge of German and English, French is a plus

o Excellent communication and negotiation skills
o Project and procurement management
o Team player with ability to work efficiently in matrix organizations and interdisciplinary teams
o PC skills, MS Office, SAP
o Excellent business mindset, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
o Initiative and resilience
o Able to work under pressure
o stakeholder management

• Qualities & Attitude: Solution-oriented approach to managing conflicts