Operational Buyer- Electronics



Position:                    Operational Buyer- Electronics     


Location:                    Canton Zurich                        

Salary Guide:            110,000- 120,000 CHF + Bonus, Healthcare, Company Benefits


This is an opportune time to join a growing, niche purchasing team. Due to yet another internal promotion in the department, a rare opportunity has arisen to work with experienced Electronic component purchasers in a dynamic, German speaking environment


As the parent company see further signs of growth and demand for their products, our International client need your experience of electrical engineering product purchases to join them.


For this role it is a requirement to speak fluent German in order to liaise with the electrical engineers and designers. You also need a relevant electronics purchasing background to be considered for this specialised, hands-on purchasing position



  • Purchasing of electronic and electro magenetic products from clients World Wide
  • Understand the needs of key members in the Engineering, Supply Chain departments
  • Work with the Global Category Manager on product needs for procurement
  • Discuss the strategic changes occuring in areas such as product developments & costs
  • Procure relevant electronic and engineering products needed by the development team
  • Maintain material groups
  • Act as a key contact between internal contact needs and the suppliers
  • Have total cost of ownership for group purchasing needs


Candidate Profile:

  • A graduate, ideally from an Engineering or electronics subject. Ideally and Electrical Engineer
  • Preferably with a Purchasing qualification to support your skills
  • Proven experience as a procurement expert in electronic products
  • You will be familiar and understand terms such as Design for Manufacturabilty, Value Engineering and Cost Engineering- DFM, VE, CE
  • You are a successful contract negotiator and can discuss electrical products with knowledge and experience
  • Supplier and contract negotiation skills
  • Fluent German speaker



Keith Crossman

kcrossman@xbconsultants.com                    Geneva +41 (0)22 595 4610



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