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Senior Buyer/Strategic Purchaser in Itzehoe, Germany at Esko

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ESK003140

About Us

Esko is the worldwide market leader with software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers and hardware products for the packaging, label, sign and display industries. With Headquarters in Gent - Belgium, Esko employs around 1,500 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan. In our factory we produce high-quality cutting tables, which offer an all-round cutting solution for any application: from sign making, display production, sample making and short to medium rum corrugated production.


We are looking for a Senior buyer/Strategic Purchaser for our procurement team in Itzehoe.

In this position you will be critical to achieve annual targets related to supply chain optimization and cost savings in Esko Itzehoe plant. Your main purpose is to create focus and execution excellence specific to cost reduction for overall direct material spend as well as support indirect spend procurement initiatives in Germany.

Your main responsibilities will be:
  • Deployment of cost savings projects throughout sourcing Toll Gate process to achieve total landed cost improvements
  • Support the operations department to achieve on-time deliveries from our suppliers
  • Negotiate and implement new price agreements and lead times for the targeted commodities
  • Esko Itzehoe supply chain optimization in direct material and its transition to best-cost region
  • Ensure optimum payment terms with both incumbent and we suppliers
  • Monitor and improve supplier OTD and PPM
  • Actively participate in cost reduction initiatives for indirect spend inclusing travel, fleet, telecommunication, facility, consultancy and other indirect services in Germany

Job Requirements


What we are expecting?
  • 3+ Years experience in procurement and manufacturing environment
  • Business or Engineering background or work experience
  • 3+ years of cross-functional project management experience in procurement
  • Ability and ambition to grow in his/her position in future
  • Fluent English and German is must
  • Communication, presentation and negotiation skills to analyse and resolve problem at functional levels 

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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