Approach People Recruitment


Job Title



Human resources


Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Gross remuneration € Yearly

Job Type


Working hours

Full time

Job Description

Buyer (m/f/d) – Neuenburg, Switzerland

The company is a worldwide partner for advanced automation solutions. They are committed to delivering the best assembly systems and all needed services throughout their product’s entire life cycle. With their extensive engineering know-how, complex process expertise, scalable platforms, and lifelong support they are driving lasting success for their clients businesses.

Your main tasks

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

In this role you will ensure the SRM follow-up (Scoring Business Review, Performance Reporting…), on a dedicated supplier family, direct and indirect purchases.

  • Be the main point of contact for supplier interactions
  • Lead and participate in negotiation sessions with suppliers
  • Prepare, implement, and verify compliance of appropriate contracts
  • Perform data analysis on suppliers, market, costs, prices of goods and services of suppliers using available data
  • Assess risks and align with project managers on acceptable risk levels
  • Carry out periodic supplier audits/assessments and visits, and provide feedback to purchasing managers
  • Optimize and improve purchasing processes
  • Based on dedicated KPIs, carry out regular activity reporting

Your profile

Education and experience:

  • Purchasing background with initial experience in purchasing (industrial purchasing an asset)


  • Excellent knowledge of German (C1 minimum), good knowledge of English (B2 minimum), knowledge of French advantageous


  • Excellent knowledge of ERP (SAP an advantage) and MSOffice tools
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills 
  • Methodical, analytical, and organized
  • Ability to take initiative, and set priorities
  • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently to achieve common goals
  • Ability to develop profitable solutions with external partners
  • Open-mindedness 


What they offer 

  • The opportunity to take on a variety of challenges and to participate in the continuous improvement of an international company focused on the market and customer satisfaction in a constantly changing technical environment
  • The opportunity to work in multi- disciplinary teams
  • Possibilities to progress within a company that is attentive to the continuous training needs of its employees
  • An international, modern, multicultural, friendly, and dynamic environment


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