Operational Buyer

Employer: Heraeus Romania
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 16.10.2021
    Short company description

    Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned portfolio company. The company’s roots go back to a family pharmacy started in 1660 . Today, the Heraeus group includes businesses in the environmental, electronics, health and industrial applications sectors. Customers benefit from innovative technologies and solutions based on broad materials expertise and technological leadership..


    To be successful in this role, we believe you should meet the following requirements:

    - Minimum 3 years’ experience of working in a procurement team preferably within an automotive or manufacturing environment
    - SAP knowledge (mandatory)
    - Fluent in English (mandatory); fluency and competencies in German language are welcomed
    - Computer literate, with advanced Microsoft Office skills
    - Bachelor’s degree in economics or technical as minimum education requirement
    - Able to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with staff, stakeholders and suppliers
    - Good communication, negotiation, interpersonal and influencing skills
    - Keen attention to detail and accuracy
    - Good knowledge of procurement, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown
    - Experience of working closely with suppliers


    Your involvement will be in :

    - Purchase raw materials, goods or services in line with requirements raised by the internal departments considering the cost negotiated, quality and delivery targets
    - Issues purchase orders and monitor deliveries in respect to delivery date requested
    - Ensures purchase orders are issued only to approved vendors
    - Enrolls new suppliers in own worldwide database and SAP
    - Communicates to relevant departments any supply problems which may impact on business operations and minimize the supply risk in close relationship with supplier
    - Acts as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on procurement processes and activities
    - Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and good communications
    - Contact suppliers to resolve price, quantity, delivery or invoice issues
    - Provide analysis on costs and review cost reduction activities when required
    - Prepare reports and updates as and when required
    - Negotiates and improves prices and terms of business with suppliers and reviewes opportunities to ensure business savings, utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods