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Strategic Buyer

Job Description

At Honeywell, we look for people driven by a desire to contribute, be challenged and grow. Our people make Honeywell a special company and are a key competitive advantage. Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) is a strategic business unit in Honeywell PMT business. HPS improves the productivity and profitability of industrial facilities on every continent around the world. With more than 12,000 employees in 120 countries, HPS offers a full range of industry-leading automation and control solutions and advanced software applications to key vertical markets, including mining, refining, pulp & paper, power generation, chemical, and pharmaceuticals.

We are seeking a Strategic Purchaser to manage suppliers in Netherlands and EMEA region.

This position responsibility is to develop and execute direct production materials and will report to the Site Sourcing Leader at Elster GmbH in Mainz/Germany. This position involves categories such as castings, welding, forging, stamping, turned and milled parts, depending on HPS needs.

The ideal candidate will have: experience across mechanical commodities, experience in global sourcing area and supporting internal factories. Ideally, they will know how to manage and track metals markets and relate raw material pricing and market shifts to materials we purchase with metals content.

Other preferred criteria include SIOP experience, experience in working in a global internal site structure, managing suppliers in a variety of markets including constrained supply, demonstrated market expertise including market analysis, managing suppliers, successfully managed and negotiated pricing globally.

This role will: develop and implement of the sourcing strategies to achieve lowest total costs, improve working capital, drive effective asset management, achieve quality improvement, ensure on-time delivery, improve cycle time, ensure early supplier involvement in product development. The role will have a savings target as per AOP (Annual operation Plan).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of the procurement market
  • Performing procurement transactions
  • Preparation and execution of inquiries
  • Preparation and execution of eAuctions
  • Conducting price comparisons and cost analyzes
  • Conducting negotiations and contracting
  • Identification of cost reduction measures
  • Development of suppliers regarding delivery performance and price (TCO)
  • Collaboration with the Global Category Team
  • Maintaining of SAP master data
  • Creation and control of KPIs



Specialist Experience

You must have 
  • Bachelor Degree
  • 5 years of global experience in Strategic Sourcing or related field

We Value 

  • Experience in casting, machining, sheet metal, forging, siop
  • MBA or other master's degree preferred, emphasis in operation and supply chain preferred
  • Direct materials management experience for factories preferred
  • Previous experience in global high-mix manufacturing business
  • Demonstrated ability to manage / lead multiple projects and changing priorities
  • Ability to work with all levels of leadership
  • Ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Success use of decision making and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English language.  Further languages like German and Dutch preferred


Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.



Job Summary

  • Czech Republic
  • Other
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
27 March 2019
Applications Deadline
03 May 2019

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