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Purchasing Manager

21 April 2022

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge – one where you can really make a difference? Are you passionate about technology and keen to share your expertise internationally? Step forward and discover Swisslog!

We shape the future of intralogistics with robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions that achieve exceptional value for our customers. Swisslog helps forward-thinking companies optimize the performance of their warehouses and distribution centers with future-ready automation systems and software. Swisslog is a member of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions with more than 14,000 employees worldwide.

We are seeking a dynamic Purchasing Manager responsible for the complete purchasing process during the whole value chain from Sales and Design phase, through to the Realisation phase.

The main focus areas for the Purchasing Manager are within mechanical and electronic sub-systems for Swisslog automated warehouse solutions, adhering to international and local purchasing strategies. The Project Purchasing function is responsible for purchasing of general services and contracts related to Swisslog’s daily operations.

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the complete procurement process of sub-systems and services related to Swisslog project execution, achieving the targets of quality, cost, delivery time. Purchasing of subsystems and services can be racks, building equipment, conveyors, cranes, robotics, special machinery and electrical and mechanical assemblies.

Short Facts

  • Redditch
    Redditch, United Kingdom
  • Procurement
  • Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time
    Regular/ Permanent/ Full-time

Make an impact

  • Implement procurement strategy and policy
  • Continually develop expertise in logistic solutions to support growth for new projects
  • Monitor macro trends in supplier and contract base and implement plans to react
  • Maintain procurement files and track Purchasing activity and measurements
  • Collaborate and actively participate in make or buy decisions and facilitate outsourcing activities
  • Support the sourcing process by maintaining the purchasing activities; create effective routines and make them: usable, known, accepted, understood, available and used
  • Keep an overall view of the process to avoid sub-optimizing of isolated purchasing activities
  • Analyse processes and their quality, performance and propose improvements. This includes collecting, analysing and communicating the findings and the suggested improvements
  • Collaborate as an integral part of the sales team to achieve sales results
  • Collaborate as an integral part of the realisation team in NB and CS to achieve project results
  • Lead the purchasing processes in the local region

Bring to the team

  • High value project purchasing management experience
  • Commodity knowledge of mechanical and electrical assemblies
  • Good knowledge of contract regulations
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • International purchasing exposure
  • Ideally degree qualified
  • Purchasing qualifications
  • Fluent Communication in English; fluent in written and spoken
  • Good and proven knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
  • Ideally SAP knowledge with a focus on material management (MM)

Our promise

Swisslog provides you with the possibility to grow while working with us to deliver a game changing mission: to shape the future of intralogistics by introducing an era of robotic and data-driven automated solutions that create exceptional customer value. We are proud of our Swiss roots, while the opportunities we offer stretch across the globe. We don't expect perfection, but we do expect Collaboration, Commitment, Clarity, and Competence (our Core Values) from all our colleagues. In return, we offer you the chance to be part of the driving force behind solutions that are shaping the future, while we develop the leaders that will shape ours.

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About Swisslog

Swisslog is shaping the #future of #intralogistics. As part of the KUKA Group, we are at the forefront of technology that is changing the world. Serving some of the biggest and most exciting brands across the globe, we're a team of 2,000 professionals and 50 nationalities, working together to transform intralogistics with smart minds and fresh perspectives. With our flexible, #robotic and #data-driven automated solutions, we are powering the supply chain and taking the industry forward. #JoinOurTeam and bring ideas to life!


  • Highly competitive salary and benefits
  • A great working environment
  • Working with advanced technologies
  • Empowerment & project ownership
  • Future-oriented projects with leading brands
  • Hands on training & skills development
  • Domestic and international career opportunities

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