Procurement Engineer Kitchen Appliances M/F
vor 37 Tg.

Job Description

In this role you are offered an attractive balance of strategic thinking and hands-on activity in a dynamic international business environment.

You secure early supplier involvement, innovation and strategic cost reduction and are the trusted advisor for procurement related topics to I&D, Quality, Finance and Marketing

You are responsible for :

  • Representing procurement in product creation projects and life cycle management
  • First time right; improve the design decision making by collecting and presenting necessary data to relevant stakeholders
  • Developing procurement landscapes and technology / product roadmaps that support the business needs together with other functions
  • Supporting cost roadmaps as well as short term and long term product cost reduction improvement
  • Identifying opportunities in the new product design process through target costing, and managing cost drivers and data sources to improve the design decision making
  • Supporting price negotiations with fact-based information and opportunities to drive short and / or long term product cost reduction improvement
  • Supporting the deployment of early supplier involvement through target costing and tracking for assigned product
  • Organizing early supplier involvement with a Design for eXcellence (DfX) mindset and making use of approaches like design-
  • in or cost-reduction workshops together with a team of experts.

  • Preparing request for quotations, contracts to document specs and agreements with suppliers.
  • Ensuring procurement related risks (cost, quality and availability) are controlled and mitigated, by bringing the relevant procurement colleagues to the equation.
  • Driving make or buy decisions for new products.
  • Leading supplier selection and allocation and ensure adherence to the Business Procurement strategy
  • You will be part of the global Kitchen Appliances team that focuses on Airfryers, one of the most successful businesses in Kitchen Appliances.

    You will be working in a network of various stakeholders with global representation. The Innovation Center is located in Klagenfurt and focusing on creating to deliver innovation that matters.

    To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience :

  • University / TU / FH qualification in an engineering domain (e.g. mechanical engineering, material science, electrical engineering)
  • Professional engineering and manufacturing knowledge
  • Professional with a 2-5 years proven track record
  • Experience in managing cross functional cost down programs and in value engineering.
  • Expert in contributing to new product introduction projects
  • Knowledge leader regarding costing toolset (Should Costing, NPV, TCO) in projects.
  • A team player who is both proactive and cooperative; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration and challenges constructively
  • Strategical thinking as well as being hands on. Delivering results.
  • Understanding and being able to challenge blue prints and specifications
  • Experience in international and multidisciplinary project teams is preferred
  • Prepared to travel up to 10% of the time
  • Most important you breath ambition and have a can do mindset
  • In return, we offer you attractive career opportunities in an international organization as well as various social benefits.

    You will be part of a passionate team and contribute to deliver innovation that matters.

    The minimum yearly salary is equal to € 57.750.- / gross with willingness to overpay. The actual annual income is commensurate with the market, your qualifications, and experience.

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