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Strategic Purchaser, GEA / 1831 / CLOSED

The Company

GEA Engineering for a better world. GEA, one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the Food, Beverage, and pharmaceutical sectors. Their portfolio includes machinery and process plants as well as advanced process technology, components, and comprehensive services. Used across diverse industries, they enhance the sustainability and efficiency of production processes globally. GEA is listed on the German MDAX and the STOXX®Europe 600 Index and included in the DAX 50 ESG and MSCI Global Sustainability indexes. Every day around the globe GEA helps global clients deliver ambitious and state of the art technical projects.

Working at GEA

With GEA, there are always great opportunities for personal and professional development. They empower you to fill the role as well as meat your ambitions in the way they work and develop from within.

You join an organization with a nice working environment with team spirit and a proudness to be part of a successful company. Grab the opportunity to join a global company focusing on market-leading technology. And get to work alongside other skilled colleagues in a team where knowledge sharing, and close collaboration often is the key to developing the best possible solutions

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Strategic Purchaser within Electrical parts and Automation

Do you have a passion for procurement, and would you like to share your purchasing knowledge with one of the largest and successful suppliers of process technology? Then join GEA!

  • You perform sourcing activities at a strategical and tactical level
  • You drive the technical communication and stakeholder management 
  • Strong international culture based on team spirit and cooperation

The Team

You will be joining the team Procurement Components, which together with the Project Organisation are responsible for securing synergy and savings within project procurement. The team is also responsible for having the best suppliers and securing an optimal process concerning timely deliveries to the ongoing projects within the company. Specifically, you will be part of a purchasing team consisting of 13 colleagues who each are responsible and involved in purchasing related to components. The team works closely together with a “sister team” responsible for purchasing related to the project management area.

The Challenge

As Strategic Purchaser for GEA your work will be multidisciplinary, and you will be in contact with a lot of project engineers and suppliers at various GEA sites all over the world. You will be involved in obtaining quotations, negotiating supplier contracts, procuring services and components as well as keeping track of the consumption of hours.

You have commercial purchasing insight, and you understand the advantages of strategic cooperation with both internal as well as external stakeholders. You will be responsible for coordinating your own categories within the group. You are skilled and capable of taking care of everyone´s interests and foreseeing complex issues from the very start of the process to the very end from obtaining the quotation, making the purchase order until finalizing the purchase in accordance with the project budgets.

Primarily responsibilities:

  • Global Price agreement for various suppliers and verification with local entity in Denmark
  • Regular catch up with Global Procurement department on market updates and delivery situations
  • Price and delivery negotiation with local suppliers on electrical components,-panels and automation software
  • Handle agreements with panel suppliers on various standard panels and electricians agreed rates
  • Update GEA prices, 3rd party agreement with suppliers regularly
  • Handle stock orders for different business units and follow up on regular basis
  • Regular follow up for delivery and escalation with suppliers
  • Alternative solution of parts and supplier if required parts cannot be delivered on time
  • Electrical panel tender preparations and price negotiations
  • Automations Software price agreement with suppliers including global and local agreement
  • Instrumentation price alignment and follow up with suppliers
  • Commercial agreement with panel suppliers

GEA offers you challenges and exiting work tasks. You will become part of a global organization with development opportunities, and you will be working with competent and dedicated colleagues. GEA offers various benefits such as for example pension, health insurance, subsidized lunch arrangement facilities and a well-established staff association. You report to Procurement Director Components, GEA.

Your Talent   

You have experience in Procurement for Electrical and Automation parts and some knowledge of electrical EU directives, CE and UL markings for panel and electrical components. Knowledge of Electrical panel engineering combined with an educational background in Electrical area and/or Automation is important.

Furthermore, you possess the following skills and experiences:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Be able to analyze suppliers of electrical and panel component to select the most suitable suppliers who can deliver high quality parts at competitive pricing
  • Negotiate with electrical component and panel suppliers on lead-time, cost and quality
  • Communication and follow up with suppliers
  • Be able to answer technical questions in some extend from panel builders or suppliers of electrical components and software
  • Perform regular performance review with suppliers to drive continuous improvements
  • Electrical installation activities for Small Skid projects within Denmark and agreement with electrician rates
  • Be able to inspect panel builder construction facility to figure out production capacity and experience need for GEA electrical panel order
  • Business fluent in Danish and English written and spoken

You are good at communicating and you thrive in working with a diverse group of stakeholders at all levels this combined with a natural approach to other people by understanding the importance of strong relationships both internally and externally.

You possess nice interpersonal skills, are analytical and it comes natural for you to use facts and numbers as a base for discussion and decision making. You are structured and organized and have a process driven work method. Because you are very strong in prioritizing and executing, you thrive in a dynamic workday being able to deliver high quality results in a high paced environment.


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