Category-Manager / Strategic Buyer

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Leister Technologies AG, based in central Switzerland, is a leading supplier of premium products for process heating and plastics processing. As part of the globally active Leister Group, it has been growing for decades. Over 900 employees in 8 countries and 130 sales partners ensure a global presence. The Leister Group is committed to improving quality of life with innovative products. 

Category-Manager / Strategic Buyer

For our Procurement department at Leister Technologies AG, we are looking for an assertive and persuasive personality with strong negotiating skills.

Your tasks

  • Procurement of electronic components as well as bare and assembled printed circuit boards 
  • Strategic development and implementation of a sustainable product group strategy
  • Independent implementation of supplier benchmarks 
  • Independent monitoring and analysis of international procurement markets and early identification of trends and areas for action
  • Establishment and expansion of supplier pools incl. negotiations of international supplier contracts
  • Qualification and development of suppliers together with the specialist departments
  • Close cooperation with development and production
  • Systematic analysis and implementation of potential savings


Your profile

  • Technical, commercial or business management training with further training in procurement, SCM, electrical engineering, electronics or similar
  • Proven track record in international procurement
  • very good knowledge of German and good knowledge of English 


What you can expect

  • Exciting work in a market-leading, international company in the canton of Obwalden
  • flexible working time models and up to two days working from home - where possible and appropriate
  • Support with further training and opportunities for personal and professional development 
  • attractive benefits, free parking spaces including e-charging stations, showers for athletes, etc.


Dominic Schilling looking forward to receiving your complete application documents.