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Let's exceed the expected - beyond gravity!

RUAG Space is part of RUAG International. The company focuses on the aerospace industry and employs around 6’000 employees. RUAG Space is the leading supplier of products for the space industry in Europe. Three product groups, six countries, one team: Electronics, Spacecraft and Launchers are part of our product portfolio. In addition to Switzerland - which is RUAG Space's headquarters - we are also represented in Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany and the USA. We develop, produce and test subsystems and equipment for use in space. Experience, outstanding reliability, customer focus and a comprehensive, clearly structured product portfolio all make RUAG Space the partner of choice for manufacturers of satellites and launchers across the globe. We set trends and stand for innovation - embodied by numerous projects in the production of individual and sophisticated structures, mechanisms and launch vehicles.



Project-Lead Buyer "Mechatronics non-Space" (f/m/d) 



Your responsibilities

  • Procurement of mechanical construction parts and assemblies (ISO 5&6 cleanliness class environment) in our non-space business.
  • Requests for a quotation for prototype, and serial parts/materials as well as production required jigs & tools
  • High involvement in the selection of possible preferred suppliers, in close collaboration with the Commodity Managers
  • Support with the calculation for customer offers, procurement parts and materials cost overviews
  • Clarification of the technical feasibility with the suppliers and introduction of (alternative) solution proposals (design to cost) from suppliers in the concept phase
  • Negotiating prices and conditions as well as establishing framework agreements and contracts together with the commodity managers
  • Continuously optimizes total cost of ownership and drives savings initiatives
  • Representation of the purchasing interests in the product development process (BOM, specification/drawing availability, meeting cost targets and manufacturing deadlines)
  • Highlight potential deviations from the plan (cost, time, quality), defining and ensuring counteractions
  • Maintenance of ERP SAP-procurement article data (Modul MM)
  • Issuing and follow-up orders in close cooperation with the Purchaser
  • Coordination and implementation of the needs and requirements of the project, materials management and production planning
  • Issuing and follow-up on supplier quality claims
  • Support the supplier development according to the defined specifications
  • Preparation of price comparisons and bases for the award decision under TCO aspects
  • Support Make or buy decisions


Your profile

  • Completed technical and/or commercial education
  • Further education in the direction of purchasing or supply chain management
  • 5+ years in-depth technical and operational sourcing experience
  • Excellent technical understanding
  • Experienced in local and global sourcing
  • High awareness for costs and quality
  • Good negotiation skills and high drive for results
  • High reliability and adherence to deadlines
  • Experience working in project environment and multifunctional teams
  • Good knowledge in the use of SAP (MM-Modul) and related procurement administrative and control tasks
  • Good command of MS office
  • Emphatic communication skills
  • Accustomed to presenting on a higher management level (in German & English)
  • Proactivity and hands-on mentality
  • Experience working in an environment with higher standards of cleanliness (desirable)
  • Excellent language skills in German and English is a must
  • Willingness to travel


How to apply?

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Zürich, ZH, CH

Job Experience Level:  Professionals
Job Category/Job Family:  Purchasing & Procurement

RUAG International is a Swiss technology group focusing on the aerospace industry. Based in Zurich (Switzerland) and with production sites in 14 countries, the company is divided into four divisions: Space, Aerostructures, MRO International and Ammotec. With its strategic focus on the Aerospace business unit, the company will consist of the two divisions Aerostructures and Space in the medium term. RUAG Space is Europe's leading supplier of products used in the aerospace industry. RUAG Aerostructures is a global first-tier supplier in aircraft structure construction. RUAG International employs around 6’000 people, two thirds of whom work abroad. 

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