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Global Commodity Manager Machining and Casting 100%

Switzerland, Biel
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Your tasks

  • Drive category expertise through an understanding of required technologies, geographical spread, supply markets & trends, cost drivers and the impact to GFMS business model
  • Work closely with key stakeholders to support unique selling positions ahead of the competition, provide effective sourcing strategies that enable new business opportunities and innovation, step change improvements in quality, service at competitive cost
  • Develop supplier relationships that leverage supplier capabilities, improve supply continuity and reduce total cost of ownership
  • Category Management & Strategic Procurement: Maintain market knowledge, build a strong and reliable supply base as differentiator to competition, drive tendering, negotiation, contracting and sourcing for raw materials. Identify and coordinate approval of promising sources of supply to support innovative solutions ahead of competition,Supply Assurance: drive awareness of active supply issues clarifying business impact, lead resolution plans, deeply assess supply base and identify risks of supply disruption or competitiveness gaps, develop mitigation plans, coordinate with appropriate key stakeholders in case of major issues (crisis management), ensure business continuity

Your profile

  • German and English (fluent). Italian and French welcome
  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Procurement or Supply Chain
  • Experience and knowledge of both Operational and Strategic Buying/Category Management
  • Ability to persuade and influence suppliers to achieve best outcome
  • Hands on experience of using SAP ERP in a purchasing/procurement role as well as Microsoft Office
  • Purchasing expertise in tendering, negotiation tactics, planning and contracting
  • Procurement mindset and ability to manage several priorities simultaneously


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.

Your contact

Nina Etter
Personnel Specialst
Roger-Federer-Allee 7
2504 Biel
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Who we are

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries