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Operational Buyer (m/f/d) (Ref.Nr. LO3080)

We are looking for a person who can:

BRINE SA has been placing top specialists at well-known customers for over 30 years. In doing so, we focus on performance, competence, experience and partnerships.

Brine SA is looking for an Operational Buyer for our Client in Wallis.

Job Role:

The Site Operational Buyer is accountable/responsible for:

  • Proactively manage the performance of raw material suppliers, to ensure the Material Requirement Plan can be realized.
  • Ensure relevant Procurement Master Data is available and maintained in SAP so the Material Requirements Plan (MRP) can be calculated reliably and the PO creation process can be as effective as possible.
  • Support the category manager and strategic buyers to implement their supply strategies. Cooperate closely with Accounts Payable to resolve invoice queries. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Monitor & track supplier performance and feedback to strategic buyers and/or category managers
  • Support the implementation of supplier changes and other initiatives led by Central Category managers and Site Strategic Buyers
  • Collaborate with the broader procurement team to ensure all relevant material & vendor master data and outline agreements are available in SAP and are up to date
  • Manage all Level 2 vendor escalations, including but not limited to:
  1. Expediting delivery confirmation dates that don’t meet our MRP and production needs
  2. MRP driven delivery date “Push Out” or “Pull In”
  3. Pricing Discrepancies
  4. Delivery and Shipping related issues and inquiries
  • Manage Vendor performance, driving improvements on time delivery, quality conformance, and other compliance issues
  • Manage and resolve Vendor Returns (RMA, Cost Recovery, Replacements)
  • Perform regular open order review meeting with Vendors
  • Manage AP Inquiries (Invoice issues, etc..)
  • Support internal cross-functional stakeholders to onboard and approve new raw materials and supplier
  • Lead competitive bid process (per applicable policy) and/or execute RFx market interventions
  • Lead supplier negotiations for low value contracts with supplier
  • Train new joiners and junior colleagues
  • Supervise more junior colleagues in the team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

You Should Have:

  • Technical or Commercial training (Uni or FH) or. Preferred area of study: Process engineering, chemical engineering, business management, project management, supply chain, electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Min. 7 years of experience purchasing, sales, contract management and project management
  • excellent of knowledge of German and English, French is a plus.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills 
  • Project and procurement management 
  • team player with ability to work efficiently in matrix organizations and interdisciplinary teams. 
  • PC skills, MS Office, SAP 
  • Excellent business mindset, analytical thinking, and problem-solving skills 
  • Initiative and resilience, able to work under pressure.
  • Experience in stakeholder management
  • Solution-oriented approach to managing conflicts

To learn more about this opportunity please send your CV ASAP in Word format to Brine SA:

Workload: 100%

Ref: LO3080

Start Date: 01.10.2023
Duration: 31.12.2023
Location: Wallis
Salary: tbd

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    Operatinal Buyer (m/f/d) (Ref.Nr. LO3080)