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Senior Purchasing Manager

March 16, 2024

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Swisslog Logistics, Inc. is seeking a Senior Purchasing Manager to lead our purchasing team in Americas.

Short Facts

  • Mason, OH
    Mason, OH, United States of America
  • Swisslog
    Swisslog
  • Procurement
    Procurement
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Responsibilities

  • Manage the purchasing volume for Swisslog Americas with main responsibility to direct materials (mechanical and electrical sub-systems, project related services)
  • Lead the local purchasing team
  • Ensure and develop the supply base
  • Evaluate suppliers and organize supplier audits to ensure the needed supplier performance
  • Realize best price / performance ratio: to achieve competitive pricing in combination with low risk (reducing the risks for non-supply resp. financial losses; reducing currency risks; reducing the risks for non-performance)
  • To negotiate and contract suppliers
  • To support the global purchasing team in relation to suppliers based in Americas

Application Requirements

Essential:
  • Bachelors Degree in related field
  • Practical experience in Purchasing and Contract Administration
  • 5+ years industrial experience as a Purchaser on large scale complex projects
  • Sound application knowledge of industrial material handling and warehouse systems (ASRS, AGVs, conveyors, monorail, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Contract Law
  • Effective utilization of written and verbal communications skills.
  • Possess excellent word processing and spreadsheet skills.
  • Regular travel to Supplier sites within NA and abroad may be required.
Desirable:
  • Ability to read, interpret, and negotiate contracts.
  • Practical experience in Purchasing and Contract negotiations.
  • Practical experience using SAP
  • Business Law or Paralegal background

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.

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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