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Senior Buyer

Senior Buyer

Posting Date:  Jun 5, 2021

Moreira da Maia, Porto, Portugal

Business Area:  Supply Chain
Company:  Körber Supply Chain

The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Supply Chain, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

The Supply Chain Business Area is the leading supplier of fully-integrated solutions for optimizing complex internal and external logistics processes. Under a common roof the companies of this Business Area offer solutions in the fields of warehouse and conveying technology, palletization plants, software and logistics network controls as well as system integration.


Your role in our team

Your role will be to support the procurement process with specific responsibility for subcontracts while ensuring the procurement function successfully leverages its power through effective category management and supplier relationship management. Managing 5 to 10 live projects, with subcontract’s values ranging from €10k to over €2.5m, you’ll be procuring subcontract packages across a wide range of intralogistics equipment and services, including electro-mechanical installation works and automation programming, storage racking systems, civil works, and other equipment/systems. You will have to negotiate and secure sub-contract services on time and to specification, for the best possible value, whilst maintaining the necessary standards and quality required to ensure company targets and objectives are met.


Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the tender process for Subcontract packages;
  • Ensure savings, rebates and compliance are achieved in line with project strategy;
  • Preparation of Subcontract enquiry documents and tender review sheets;
  • Review of Subcontract offer proposals and Material quotations and subsequent recommendations;
  • Negotiation with suppliers and raising of orders and/or contracts ensuring relevant technical and commercial clauses are included;
  • Keep abreast of market developments, demand trends and risks and ensure that client's requirements are understood for the benefit of our clients and projects;
  • Maintain the project Sub-Contract procurement schedule/planner;
  • Support the Commercial Team in value engineering specific projects;
  • Focus on delivering added value through technical competence, functional knowledge and process efficiency;
  • Able to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance;
  • Work within the company collaborative culture.


Your profile

  • Degree in Industrial Engineering or similar;
  • Significant experience, with proven track record, in procurement and negotiating turn-key subcontracts and time and material (T&M) installations;
  • Prepare and interpret complex bidders proposal analysis, comparing multiple factors and indicators;
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong Stakeholder relationship management abilities.


Your working environment at Körber

At the heart of every solution, every success, is a team of dedicated professionals willing to help each other while bringing creativity and energy to every project. Körber Supply Chain is the embodiment of this.

Home to hundreds of the best minds in the industry, spanning technology for warehousing, logistics, transportation, and more, you’ll work with some of the biggest brands in the world and empower smaller players to disrupt the market—maybe even change the world. Turn your passion into a fulfilling career with Körber Supply Chain!


Your benefits

  • Daily fresh fruit, bread and yogurt
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mobile work
  • Flexible time schedule
  • Personal Hazards Insurance
  • Active protocols with external partners


Can you find yourself in this profile? Then you are right at Körber. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


Recruitment Team
For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
Please apply exclusively via the “Apply now” button.

For questions please contact us via jobs@koerber.com.
Please apply exclusively via the “Apply now” button.

Körber Supply Chain is a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. At Körber Supply Chain, we have a broad range of proven supply chain solutions to fit our customers' size, business strategy and appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, voice solutions, robotics and material handling – plus the systems integration expertise to tie it all together. Körber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage.

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