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Operative Purchaser

31 March 2023


Short Facts

  • Maranello
    Maranello, Italy
  • Procurement
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Make an impact

Purchasing Requests (PR)
  • To clarify the demand of the departments for direct and indirect materials

SAP Purchase Order (PO)
  • To create the SAP PO based on the demand ideally by a Purchase Request (PR) in SAP

Offer, supplier negotiation
  • To address to approx. 3 suppliers
  • To negotiate with the suppliers in order to evaluate best price performance ratio

Supplier agreements
  • To negotiate and to contract suppliers for suitable frame agreements

Direct Materials (CS)
  • Typical scope for direct materials: suppliers used for spare parts; regular demand
  • To manage all direct materials (third party) with smaller volume used in CS projects for the whole EMEA region
  • Catalogue parts: it is strived to link catalogue parts to SAP in order to enable authorized persons for direct ordering according defined guidelines. Bigger packages shall be managed be the Parts Purchaser in order to enable further benefits (further discounts due to pooled volumes)

Indirect materials
  • Typical scope for indirect materials: suppliers with regular demand for materials and services as e.g. for marketing; office equipment; service providers for facility management (cleaning)
  • According the scope: to address suppliers for offers; supplier negotiations; order with SAP PO

Collaboration with other peers in Purchasing
  • Close alignment with other peers in purchasing for joint approach (within regions and trans-regional approach)

  • Use of SAP rules and guidelines and pro-active contribution to the key user forum for project purchasing
  • Give input for developing and optimizing SAP processes and reports
  • Apply and optimize the SAP guided workflow for PR – PO - Approval

  • Support optimizing the purchasing reporting for the region in alignment with global directives

Bring to the team

Educational / Professional Qualifications

  • Completed apprenticeship with commercial background
  • Affinity to technical, production orientated industry
  • Minimal five year experience in operative purchasing
  • Fluent communication in Italian; High level of English; in written and spoken
  • Good and proven knowledge of MS Office (Word , Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good knowledge of SAP R3 MM with focus on purchasing transactions

  • Good knowledge of contract regulations
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Diploma in Purchasing
  • Every other language besides English is beneficial
  • Working experience in an international company with multiple sites
  • Work experience in project oriented business 

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!

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