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Operational Buyer High Voltage Service 80 - 100% (f/m/d)

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products, is renowned worldwide as a specialist for power transmission and distribution. The Service unit is responsible for the worldwide after sales support of generator circuit-breaker (GCB) systems and gas insulated switchgears (GIS), including training, installation and commissioning, scheduled maintenance, added value services, troubleshooting, extensions, retrofits and replacements. Committed to maintaining our technology leadership in fields such as ultra-high-voltage power transmission and smart grids, we are introducing the role of Strategic Buyer for Service at our organization within High Voltage products in Zurich. In this role, you will be responsible for procurement activities within your assigned area, the focus being on executing category strategies in support of our overall business objectives. Do you combine strategic foresight with hands-on experience in international sourcing? Are you a self-starter with finely honed interpersonal skills and a passion for excellence? This is your chance to help power your future. Join us!

Your responsibilities

  • Responsible for on-time-delivery performance and operational supplier quality
  • Responsible for processing orders, following up with suppliers, monitoring deliveries and processing of order deviations and complaints
  • Negotiate with supplier prices and delivery time
  • Create frame contracts to increase the price competitiveness and material availability
  • Procurement of components and assemblies
  • Ensure correct and precise master data including monitoring and adjusting system data, working on inventory reduction and handling of error messages
  • Collaboration with internal stakeholders such as Engineering, Project Management and Production as well as internal /external Supplier

Your background

  • Technical or commercial educational background, with further technical or commercial education
  • Several years of experience in an industrial or manufacturing environment
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in German, both written and spoken; good English skills are an asset
  • Solid expertise in SAP and MS Office

More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD. 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 Energy Switzerland Ltd. Kim Hipwood Talent Acquisition

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Location Zürich, Oerlikon, Zurich, Switzerland
Job Type Full-Time
Type of role Professionals ( > 2 years of work experience)
Contract Regular/Permanent


  • Flexible work practices
  • Gym membership
  • Retirement plan

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