Analyze the category markets on a global scale

Develop category strategies in accordance with the Global Procurement Strategy

Define the category supplier portfolio for the regions and local markets together with the Sales & Service organization

Negotiate corporate frame agreements (CFAs) and prices globally

Lead global Requests for Quotation (RFQ’s) and cost reduction projects

Drive cross-functional tasks and moderate between different stakeholders

Rate suppliers within the Supplier Relationship Management tool (SRM)

Manage and maintain all category related data

Support and lead claim management within the 8D-Process
Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business Studies or a related field

Minimum 5 years of experience in procurement, category management (or equivalent)

Ideally with experience in the machinery industry

Technical and commercial knowledge covering multiple disciplines

Very good contract and negotiation skills as well as analytical and conceptual skills

Strong planning, organizing and priority-setting skills

Ability to work on multiple projects in a highly structured and organized manner within an interdisciplinary environment and a matrix organization

Excellent problem-solving and project management skills in an international environment

Very good written and oral communication skills in English and German and preferably a third language e.g. Spanish, Italian or Chinese

Proficient in using Microsoft Office tools

Highly proactive, driven, motivated and flexible
What we offer
International, successful company with sustainable prospects for the future

Wide technical & modern environment with interesting challenges

Professional environment with an open communication culture

Exciting development and training opportunities

Great, dynamic work environment
In case you do identify yourself in this profile and want to work in a successful team, we are looking forward to your application. The next step is yours!
Theresa Keil

HR Manager


Gupfenstrasse 5

9240 Uzwil