Head of Sourcing - External Manufacturing (f/m/d)

Eggelsberg, Austria

To expand our team in the Global Sourcing department, we are looking for a purchasing manager for external manufacturing services. This position has been newly created to safeguard growth targets. In this exciting leadership role, you will be involved in setting up an external manufacturing landscape, controlling and monitoring the flow of materials in close coordination with all relevant internal interfaces as well as procuring the necessary production materials at competitive costs. In doing so, you will coordinate closely employees in planning and quality management as well as within the ABB Group.

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  • Your responsibilities
  • You will be actively involved in the selection, set-up, development and monitoring of external manufacturing service providers (Europe and Asia)
  • You will be responsible for the execution of complex requests and bidding for PCB assembly scopes
  • You will participate in important negotiations and ensure the conclusion of quantity contracts, delivery schedules and logistics agreements, taking into account strategic objectives
  • You will organize order processing and ensure the agreed delivery quality and quantity
  • In coordination with the Head of Global Sourcing, you will develop the planning objectives and implement them, taking into account inventory levels, ranges of coverage and turnover rates
  • You will analyze national and international procurement markets and define global commodity strategies
  • You will establish and maintain structured reporting, monitor indirect consumption and maintain subcomponent pricing agreements
  • You will support the planning department with inbound and outbound stock checks and handle inventories
  • You will define cost targets and develop savings potential in close coordination with Global Sourcing management
  • In case of high escalation levels, you will personally intervene (availability/quality) and develop measures to minimize risks
  • Leadership and further development of employees inspires you (professional and disciplinary leadership)
  • Your background
  • Completed commercial-technical training (Austrian HAK, HTL or university/college)
  • Several years of relevant professional experience in international purchasing
  • Market knowledge and experience in the field of electronic components preferred
  • Confident handling of MS Office applications, experience with SAP module MM desired
  • Very good German and English skills
  • Intercultural experience, including Asia
  • Team-oriented personality with excellent negotiation skills
  • You have a hands-on approach and enjoy a varied job with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • Leadership experience
  • Benefits
  • An exciting and challenging job in international purchasing
  • The opportunity to actively contribute and advance your ideas
  • A motivated team with whom you can master new challenges together
  • Our unique B&R spirit characterized by appreciation, eye-level communication and an informal work culture
  • Flexible working hours (flextime model) with hourly or full-day compensatory time and up to 8 days of home office per month
  • Numerous B&R benefits (modern offices and IT systems / home office / employee cafeteria "Orangerie" / free hot drinks / sabbaticals / various sports activities and much more)

In order to comply with legal requirements, we refer to the minimum salary of the collective agreement for the electrical and electronics industry in the amount of € 3,913.80 gross/month. A clear willingness to increase pay based on qualifications and experience.

More about us

As a global leader in industrial automation, B&R (ABB's Machine Automation Division) combines state-of-the-art technology and advanced engineering to provide customers in virtually every industry with complete solutions. B&R develops, manufactures and distributes industrial electronics, software solutions and mechatronic solutions as well technologies for machine and factory automation. With its innovative solutions, B&R sets new standards and exceeds its customers' expectations time and time again. Since 2020, B&R's automation portfolio also includes Codian brand delta robots. B&R is part of the ABB Robotics & Discrete Automation business area, and together with the ABB Robotics Division, employs more than 11,000 people at over 100 locations in more than 53 countries.

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