Industry - Automotive - Project Management & Services - Academic Bachelor

you want to take the next step up in your career? Brunel gives you the chance
to continually develop and improve with big-name clients across a broad variety
of industries. Take that crucial career step today: Apply to join Brunel as a Buyer.

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Julie Zahnbrecher, Account manager

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About this role

  • Manage purchase contracts for projects & operation within scope
  • Ensure material delivery
  • Analyze and monitor parts to ensure coverage to meet production schedule
  • Define Purchasing strategy jointly with Operations with regards to on-time delivery
  • Modify quantity and technical modification of the order continuously according to projects needs
  • Ensure supplier’s quality is according to technical specifications and partner with Quality and Supplier Performance team to minimize non-conformity costs
  • Collaborate with other functions to ensure project success by representing Supply Management at meetings and work autonomously to resolve problems, but bring to management’s attention if required
  • Assessing risk in the supply and align with Procurement Manager on acceptable level of risk
  • Negotiate with suppliers and issue purchase orders or entire frame contract for dedicated projects
  • Ensure proper management of supplier contract and apply chargeback when justified
  • Manage material cost reduction activities
  • Explore continuously material cost reduction opportunities
  • Organize workshops internally and with suppliers in order to identify technical optimization and improvements based on a Total Cost of Ownership approach
  • Review major procurement levers to improve costs : Renegotiation, Resourcing and Redesign

About you

  • Relevant experience in a similar role, with a strong purchasing and supply chain background
  • Ideally from a manufacturing industry background
  • MCIPS qualification preferred, but not essential
  • Track record of supplier performance improvement in all aspects of QDR (Quality, Delivery & Relationship)
  • Establish a robust commodity strategy
  • Track record of cost reduction
  • Continuous improvement background
  • Change management
  • Warehousing and distribution understanding
  • Requires an in-depth knowledge of the procurement industry in the rail market
  • Technical understanding of industry requirements
  • MRP / Purchasing experience (SAP preferable)
  • Excellent negotiator
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communicator

What we offer

From medium-sized companies to hidden champions and large conglomerates; whether road, ship, rail, air or space; traditional or innovative; from development to finished product; national or international; from a career starter to an experienced professional. We offer you countless opportunities to help shape technological progress, and all of this with just one employer.

About us

To work for Brunel is to experience attractive work assignments, look
forward to positive career prospects, enjoy the secure backing of a growing
employer and explore the sheer diversity of the world of engineering. We have
more than 40 offices and 3 development centers in German-speaking Europe, and
our 97 offices worldwide employ more than 10,000 people. To stand still is to
fall behind, so stay on the move with Brunel.


  • Vacancy number: PUB169563
  • Market: Industry
  • hours per week: 42
  • Branche: Automotive
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Area of Expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Closing date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Apply now

Feel free to contact


Julie Zahnbrecher

Account manager Brunel Switzerland Zürich

+41 44 542 45 20

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