Strategic Buyer - Indirect Material and Services (f/m/d)

Eggelsberg, Salzburg, Linz,, Austria

To expand our team in the Global Sourcing department, we are looking for a Strategic Buyer for Indirect Material & Services. This position has been newly created in particular for further internationalization and to secure growth targets. In this exciting and varied role, you will oversee supply in close coordination with all relevant internal and external interfaces and procure necessary indirect materials and services at competitive costs. You will analyze our global sourcing activities in this segment and actively participate in the further development of selected commodity groups in close coordination with the ABB Group. In addition, you will create the prerequisites for ensuring that compliance requirements and group guidelines are adhered to in national and international environments on a sustained basis.

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  • Your responsibilities
  • Handling pro-active procurement marketing in national and international environments
  • Carrying out price and value analyses
  • Conducting price and contract negotiations incl. contract drafting
  • Actively participating in the development and implementation of sourcing strategies for selected commodity groups
  • Participating in the optimization of sourcing processes
  • Handling supplier management, in particular search, selection and structured recording in coordination with the specialist departments, optimization of the supplier portfolio
  • Handling escalation management
  • Analyzing data, controlling and reporting
  • Your background
  • Completed commercial and technical training (e.g. industrial engineering)
  • Several years of professional experience in international purchasing
  • Market knowledge and experience related to indirect material and services preferred
  • Confident handling of MS Office applications, experience with SAP module MM preferred
  • Very good German and English skills
  • Diplomatic and assertive personality with strong negotiation skills
  • You have a hands-on approach and enjoy a varied job with a high degree of personal responsibility
  • 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
  • Customized training and development programs at our Automation Academy
  • 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
€3,568.05 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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