Strategic Buyer Corporate Services m/f
Aarburg, CH
vor 3 Tg.

About Franke

Franke is a world leading provider of products and solutions for residential kitchens and bathrooms, professional foodservice, coffee preparation and semi- / public washrooms established in 40 countries.

At Franke, we want to make everything we do wonderful - from what we manufacture and design, to the way we deal with our partners, customers and each other.

Purpose :

To strengthen our Central purchasing department at global headquarters in Aarburg, we are looking for a dynamic and service-oriented person with several years of experience in Purchasing.

This role supports Operations - Procurement and reports directly to the Purchasing Category Leader for Indirect Spend.

Central procurement was rolled out at Franke with the aim of optimizing operating processes across all business units and increasing procurement efficiency.

With these measures, the company’s indirect costs will be reduced and its profitability increased.

The responsibilities of central purchasing include the establishment, negotiation, maintenance, formalization and evaluation of key global group suppliers and to build a solid and long-term relationship with them.

Franke should become the preferred customer of the suppliers!

Main objectives :

  • Analyse component costs and trends in service areas
  • Support projects and corporate initiatives in Corporate Indirect Services and products
  • Assess possible volume bundling and supplier consolidation
  • Better exploit Franke’s negotiation position in order to achieve significant cost benefit
  • Improve supplier service level, standardize prices and payment terms
  • Negotiate / tender, formalize and maintain supply partner agreements
  • In this role, you will contribute by :

  • Manage requirements by consolidating Franke demand
  • Guarantee availability of services and materials
  • Build a procurement network where local companies and colleagues play an important role together with Central purchasing
  • Establish cooperation between specifier (departments, operation, plant site manager etc.) and purchasing
  • Consolidate supplier landscape
  • Negotiate new supplier agreements
  • Rationalize and standardize suppliers within Franke
  • Implement procurement strategy and policies
  • Monitor and follow up on the implementation of the agreements in the various plants
  • We are looking for :

  • University degree in business, engineering preferred
  • 3-5 years of experience in Indirect Purchasing (international consulting firm or in-house consulting in a multinational company)
  • Confidence and maturity to work with senior executives; effective team player with demonstrated ability to collaborate on complex, analytical projects
  • Driven to find innovative solutions to stakeholder challenges and build alliances across an international, fast changing and multidivisional organization
  • Pro-active personality, open minded, creative thinker yet pragmatic and hands-on
  • Self-starter, who loves to constantly face new challenges and learn
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills in English and German (written & verbal), any additional language is an asset
  • What we offer you :

    Ready to apply? Make your mark. Join us. The Franke spirit is best described as the aspiration in our brand promise Make it Wonderful .

    It is one of the key foundations of Franke’s philosophy and activities and is characterized by its values : Enable People, Foster Teamwork, Act Entrepreneurial, Deliver Solutions, and Be Accountable.

    At Franke, you canmake an impact. We build on the engagement and initiative of our people and we act entrepreneurial.

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