Head of Purchasing (f/m/d)

Führungsebene / Vollzeit
Job-ID prx-15807

Founded in 1998, SWISSPACER is part of the Saint-Gobain Group. The company has grown fast globally and is already a leader in many markets.

For our site in Stolberg we are looking for a

Head of Purchasing (f/m/d)

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Purchase and procurement of direct and indirect materials, services and investments for the production sites (purchasing volume ~ € 20 million / year)
  • Supplier negotiations including contract drafting (possibly framework agreements) and order processing
  • Analysis of the relevant procurement markets and implementation of fitting purchasing strategies in cooperation with the Technical Direction
  • Continuous assessment and optimization of purchasing expenses and process
  • Identification of purchasing risks and implementation of suitable countermeasures to secure business and minimize delivery risks (improve forecasts, safety stocks, optimized flow of goods) in close collaboration with Supply Chain department
  • Close coordination with the central purchasing organization as well as our development department in order to implement sourcing strategies on site level
  • Implementation of group guidelines and tools (e.g. dual sourcing strategy) taking into account the SG guidelines

Qualifications & Skills:

  • At least bachelor degree in engineering or business studies, alternatively commercial or technical apprenticeship with relevant professional experience
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in purchasing, preferably in the building sector
  • Profound knowledge of contract and sales law
  • Good user skills in SAP and MS Office
  • High level of negotiation skills as well as strong team and communication skills
  • Flexibility and a self-confident demeanor
  • Willingness to travel (approx. 30%)
  • Fluent in German and English (French or Polish a plus)


  • Motivated and diverse team in an international group
  • Agile and hands-on working environment
  • Direct exchange with suppliers
  • Room for personal development (national and international) and training
  • Fair payment conditions and up to 40 % remote work

Ihr Ansprechpartner

Matthias Bach
Technical Director Swisspacer
Saint-Gobain Swisspacer
+41 71 686 92 72
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