Buyer META, MRO and Packaging

Title: Buyer META, MRO and Packaging

Reports To (title): General Purchasing Manager

Direct Reports: Clerks for META, MRO & Packaging, and Storeroom Staff


Head of META, MRO & Packaging Purchasing activities

Defines and leads sourcing strategy and –teams for META, MRO (incl. finishing supplies)

Provides direction to clerks and storeroom staff

Responsible to negotiate (yearly contracts, PO’s) and purchase all materials for META, finishing supplies & MRO, and align with General Purchasing Manager

Full responsibility for related inventories and alignment with General Purchasing Manager

Create CFBU budget for META and finishing supplies, and support General Purchasing Manager

Full responsible for META, finishing supplies and MRO related cost centers

Evaluates established suppliers, develops and qualifies new suppliers

Handles and solves claims

Approves and releases supplier invoices in line with tresholds and competence levels

Owns META, finishing supplies and MRO related reports


Lead META and MRO (incl. finishing supplies) Purchasing activities

Has full responsibility for Budget in alignment with General Purchasing Manager

Owns local & procurement activities for all META & MRO (incl. finishing supplies) materials for all company activities

Ensures adherence to GLT procurement-, finance, production and safety principles

Ensures flawless supply of all relevant materials and alerts those concerned proactively


Runs monthly closure activities (consignment closure, inventory checks, re-booking/transfers, consumption posting) and monthly monitoring programs and analysis

Supports inventory taking; preparation, execution and evaluation

Self dependent processing of Request for Quotation up to final award decision

Identification of further cost reduction opportunities followed up till final implementation

Owns the following SAP tasks:

Inventory Counter/Mover (RTP), PO Processor, Vendor Pricing Administrator, Vendor Outline Agreement Administrator, RFQ Maintainer, Materials Planner, Vendor Master Maintainer, Procurement Report Displayer, Inventory Displayer, Subcontracting Buyer, Material Master maintainer (RTP)


Reports by solid line to the CFBU General Purchasing Manager, who provides general business direction; prioritization of work versus business unit objectives;

Supports cross-functional issues proactively.

Works closely with Production, NPD, Finance and other SCM functions

Skills Required:

Capability to lead procurement teams

Commercial skills, purchasing law, INCO and payment terms, Import/Export regulations, fx, white paper contracts and letter of credit, DPO management, cash discounts

SAP MM skills (minimum 1 years experience with MM module), PC, desktop software, internet,

Team player, capable to delegated responsibilities, project management experience

Analytical skills, capable to generate reports and to convert into appropriate actions

High degree of flexibility

Experience Desired:

3 years experience in procurement of raw Materials and MRO (in international industry)

German, English second language

Education Desired:

University Degree of Cooperative Education or of Applied Sciences

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