NOW HIGHERING

We Are Hiring:
Senior Strategic purchaser 

This is a Permanent, Full-Time Post,
Siegen, Germany

The sky’s the limit for your career at Microdrones. So: take to the skies with us – choose challenge over routine! Microdrones is an expanding, innovative company with branches in Germany, the US, and Canada.

Energetic. Innovative. Adventurous. Perceptive. Future oriented. Sound like you? Then we’ve got the right job for you! Microdrones offers a unique opportunity to work for an industry-leading company in a dynamic environment. Join us on our journey in the rapidly-growing aerospace industry with its infinite growth potential – become a Microdrones professional!

TASKS:
  • Continuous monitoring of procurement markets, conducting price and contract negotiations and concluding framework agreements with national and international suppliers
  • Perform benchmarks, price and value analyzes and cost reduction measures
  • General: be responsible for procurement of assigned component categories, monitor existing supplier relationships, prospect supplier base and develop new suppliers relationships;  first contact for fundamental procurement issues and advices
  • Market knowledge: continuous monitoring of procurement markets and industry practice and industry trends for the assigned components on a global basis.
  • Supplier management: Monitor, audit and continuously improve quality and delivery performance of the assigned suppliers. If needed, propose corrective actions and ensure follow-up. Introduce and manage supplier development plans and specific cost reduction projects.
  • Contract negotiations: Introduce, negotiate and manage terms and pricing of supply contracts with the support of legal team and in accordance with existing processes.
  • Master data: Apply and maintain supplier and procurement data within the company ERP system for the assigned commodities. Control and release purchase orders and supplier invoices.
  • Purchasing processes: together with global head of purchasing and legal team, help build purchasing function and design and implement appropriate purchasing processes to support company’s fast expansion
  • Quality management: execute supplier selection audits and follow-up corrective actions at suppliers.

     

YOUR SKILLS:
  • Several years of relevant experience in strategic purchasing in a technical environment (f.e. Automotive, Electronics or Aerospace)
  • Technical Master or Bachelor with commercial affinity or Economical master with an important technical affinity or a first industrial experience
  • Best practices in strategic purchasing (RFI, RFQ, benchmarking, supplier evaluation and development, contract definition, price negotiations…)
  • Good knowledge of logistic processes (VMI, cost of inventory, consignment, 2-bin, incoterms…)
  • Good knowledge in business administration (product costing, production KPI, legal)
  • Successful experience in project management and/or contract negotiations
  • Eager and able to work in international environment and to travel
  • Intercultural experience, preferably with international vendors
  • ERP systems, MS Navision or SAP
  • Proficient in English (writing and speaking)

High level of integrity and ethics are pre-requisites for this position. High sense of ownership and accountability, responsiveness and open-mindedness are key skills for this position.

Please send your application in English. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

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