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Strategic Lead Buyer (m/f/x)

Our client is part of one of the biggest industrial companies in the world. The facility is located near Hamburg. To further growth our customer is hiring a Strategic Lead Buyer (m/f/x)

Role Summary:

Lead Commodity Specialist will lead the sourcing efforts to manage multiple projects simultaneously and will be responsible for delivering radiography systems and products that conform to given specifications on time and best possible cost. The supply base currently is across multiple countries.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Develop & execute Sourcing programs supporting global sourcing and fulfillment strategies and drive elimination of critical components and direct material productivity initiatives
  • Complete sourcing-related project milestones on-time or ahead of schedule
  • Partner with Sourcing Quality team to launch new Suppliers/Product Qualifications, drive defect reduction and other quality initiatives to support the projects. Implement sourcing strategies defined by the sourcing function
  • Negotiate Purchase Order (PO) prices and terms that meet or exceed targets on cost savings and payment terms
  • Effectively and efficiently report status to project manager and sourcing manager
  • Obtain vendor quotes and submit timely cost and schedule estimates to sales and project management
  • Manage existing contracts and negotiate new contract as and when required
  • Work closely with M&C Commodity COE, manufacturing and engineering to meet shared business objectives
  • Develop alternate sources and/or risk mitigation plans for sole source suppliers
  • Support and drive a culture of simplification, compliance and shared cost ownership


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or business preferred
  • Experience with increasing responsibilities and demonstrated goal achievement
  • Strong communicator with excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Very good German and English language skills - both oral and written
  • Project management skills; experience developing and implementing strategic plans
  • Able to read and understand Bills of Material (BOMs) and drawings
  • Able to lead and facilitate through influence and expertise under tight time and cost pressures
  • High energy and self-motivated
  • Strong sense of urgency with balance of process compliance
  • Contract negotiations expertise and experience
  • Prior experience in a project environment
  • Strong proficiency with data analysis and desktop tools

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