Buyer / Material planner 80-100% (f/m/d) Job at Hitachi ABB Power Grids – in Zürich, ZH

Job Description

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help to power your home, keep the factories running, and our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

You’ll be a key member of the Purchasing and Logistics team within the Analytics and Measurement business division in Zürich Oerlikon. Reporting to the supply chain manager, you will provide assistance to the company as a whole by ensuring that all procurement activities comply with the policies and procedures of the company.

Your responsibilities

Purchase equipment on behalf of the company in accordance with the required technical specifications, price, delivery schedule, and conditions defined

Place the Purchase Orders onto the suppliers, follow-up on the confirmations, update the SAP-MM System, control the inventories and make sure the production has always the material on time available

Operational responsibility for dedicated suppliers / categories and OTD, QKZ, Inventory Reporting

Monitor and adjust the master data, definite the correct supply type ( JIT , JiS , Kanban, VMI , etc.) and their implementation

Support other departments by providing relevant information of the market

Monitor the performance of suppliers (delivery times, quality, execution times) and solve performance problems

Align supplier orders with customer requirements in terms of content, quality, delivery, durability, and price

Be consistent with the fundamental values of security and integrity of ABB, that is, take responsibility for your own actions, while taking care of your colleagues and the company

Your background

HF / FH / Uni degree in industrial engineering and management or equal

More than five years of experience in the field of procurement, as buyer.

Experience in the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) systems

Mastery of SAP and all office automation software (Office Suite)

Have a collaborative attitude oriented on solutions and strong communication skills

More about us

Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a global technology leader with a combined heritage of almost 250 years, employing around 36,000 people in 90 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, the business serves utility, industry and infrastructure customers across the value chain, and emerging areas like sustainable mobility, smart cities, energy storage and data centres. With a proven track record, global footprint and unparalleled installed base, Hitachi ABB Power Grids balances social, environmental and economic values, and is committed to powering good for a sustainable energy future, with pioneering and digital technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid.


Interested in joining our team? If so, we look forward to receiving your full application (motivation letter, CV, references) only via our online careers tool.

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Switzerland

Marija Sikiric

Talent Acquisition

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Ort Zürich, Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland

Jobtyp Full-Time

Vertrag Regular/Permanent

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Company Location:  Zürich, ZH

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