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Switzerland, Boudry

Making complexity accessible

Mikron Automation is your worldwide partner for advanced automation solutions. At Mikron we are committed to delivering the best assembly systems and all needed services throughout your product’s entire life cycle. With our extensive engineering know-how, complex process expertise, scalable platforms, and lifelong support we are driving lasting success for your business.

Your main tasks

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

In this role you will ensure the SRM follow-up (Scoring Business Review, Performance Reporting...), on a dedicated supplier family, direct and indirect purchases.

  • Be the main point of contact for supplier interactions
  • Lead and participate in negotiation sessions with suppliers
  • Prepare, implement, and verify compliance of appropriate contracts
  • Perform data analysis on suppliers, market, costs, prices of goods and services of suppliers using available data
  • Assess risks and align with project managers on acceptable risk levels
  • Carry out periodic supplier audits/assessments and visits, and provide feedback to purchasing managers
  • Optimize and improve purchasing processes
  • Based on dedicated KPIs, carry out regular activity reporting

Your profile

Education and experience:

  • Purchasing background with initial experience in purchasing (industrial purchasing an asset)


  • Excellent knowledge of German (C1 minimum), good knowledge of English (B2 minimum), good knowledge of French 


  • Excellent knowledge of ERP (SAP an advantage) and MSOffice tools
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills 
  • Methodical, analytical, and organized
  • Ability to take initiative, and set priorities
  • Ability to work both as part of a team, and independently to achieve common goals
  • Ability to develop profitable solutions with external partners
  • Open-mindedness 

What we offer 

  • The opportunity to take on a variety of challenges and to participate in the continuous improvement of an international company focused on the market and customer satisfaction in a constantly changing technical environment
  • The opportunity to work in multi- disciplinary teams
  • Possibilities to progress within a company that is attentive to the continuous training needs of its employees
  • An international, modern, multicultural, friendly, and dynamic environment 

If you are interested what you have read and want to join our team, we would be keen to hear from you!