Technical Buyer (m/f/d) Cost Down

Requisition ID:  33766
Job Location(s): 

Frickenhausen, DE Kostelec, CZ

Job Description

Bock GmbH, headquartered in Frickenhausen, Germany, is one of the world's technology and innovation leaders in the development of environmentally friendly, economical solutions in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning technology, including heat pumps and heat recovery - with one of the world's largest portfolios of compressors for natural refrigerants.

 

A natural fit - Bock GmbH has been part of Danfoss Climate Solutions since March 2023. At the Frickenhausen site near Stuttgart, we are currently looking for a Strategic Buyer (m/f/d) with a focus on Cost Down activities..

Job Responsibilities

In this role, you will be responsible for strategic purchasing working mainly within a project. You will be dealing with existing products made out of various materials from the BOCK portfolio.The focus of this position is lying on cost down activities, thus contributing to a more cost efficient purchasing at BOCK.

 


Specifically, the following activities are part of your daily business:

 

  • You determine savings potentials from purchasing and design-to-cost measures
  • You analyze procurement markets for all assemblies of new development projects as well as for new products
  • You search for suitable suppliers for prototypes and for subsequent series production and conduct negotiations with them independently
  • You develop and establish new manufacturing technologies with existing and new suppliers 
  • You carry out benchmark and value analyses
  • You ensure a transparent presentation of the costs, the degree of implementation and the timely progress of all purchased parts of an R&D and Design-To-Cost project 
  • You handle orders from prototype to series release
  • You not only create but also implement demand and tender planning

Background & Skills

At Danfoss, we believe that a diverse and inclusive workplace fosters creativity, innovation, and a broader perspective in decision-making. When you consider this job posting, do you feel like your profile is not a perfect match? Numerous studies have found that women and people of color are more likely to apply only when they meet all requirements listed in the job posting. Even if you do not check all the boxes, we encourage you to apply anyway. We are curious to find out how you can bring new insights to the role or to Danfoss as an organization.

 

To be successful in this position, you hold a technical degree or have completed a technical vocational training. A complementary education in business/economics and first professional experience in strategic purchasing would be considered as a plus.

 

In addition, the following points are important to us:

 

  • First experience in the field of procurement of production parts based on dimensional drawings.
  • Self-confidence as well as excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Very good English skills, good German skills would definitely be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel internationally (approx. 20-30%)

Employee Benefits

We are excited to offer you the following benefits with your employment:

  • Bonus system
  • Paid vacation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Possibility to work remotely
  • Pension plan
  • Personal insurance
  • Communication package
  • Opportunity to join Employee Resource Groups
  • State of the art virtual work environment
  • Employee Referral Program

 

This list does not promise or guarantee any particular benefit or specific action. They may depend on country or contract specifics and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways - driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.

Following our founder’s mindset “action speaks louder than words”, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.

Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.
 

 

Danfoss engineers solutions that increase machine productivity, reduce emissions, lower energy consumption, and enable electrification.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, power conversion, motor control, industrial machinery, automotive, marine, and off- and on-highway equipment. We also provide solutions for renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, as well as district-energy infrastructure for cities.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933. Danfoss is family-owned, employing more than 42.000 people, serving customers in more than 100 countries through a global footprint of 95 factories.