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Project Buyer (m/f/d)

INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and Smart Manufacturing/Industry 4.0 software solutions that enhance productivity and quality of tools, processes, and complete factories. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of our vacuum-based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental health and safety.

Germany, NRW, Cologne
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Job Description

  • Responsible for all purchasing activities within an assigned project portfolio, particularly in the product development process
  • Development and definition of project-related purchasing strategies as well as supplier search, selection and evaluation in coordination with the strategic purchasing department
  • Disposition, planning, price evaluation and procurement of project-related items including obtaining and evaluating offers
  • Ensuring that samples, pre-production parts and services are delivered on time, in the correct quantity and quality in accordance with project requirements
  • Independent analysis of requirements and market conditions, identification of purchasing-relevant opportunities and risks of design and manufacturing concepts
  • Internal purchasing coordination: material cost optimization and initiation of long-term cost reduction activities, make-or-buy considerations
  • Communication with suppliers and project-related service providers as well as proactive support and cooperation with project management, strategic purchasing, development and other departments
  • Master data maintenance, active involvement in start-up and phase-out planning
  • Hybrid work is possible to a certain extent


  • Completed commercial or technical training with additional qualification (e.g. business administrator)
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience in purchasing of technical components and parts as well as experience in project purchasing
  • Experience in using ERP systems (ideally SAP/R3)
  • Good knowledge of English, both written and spoken
  • Communicative personality with assertiveness and negotiation skills
  • Ability to make decisions, willingness to take responsibility and team spirit

Additional Information

INFICON offers a dynamic work environment that promotes diversity, equality and inclusion. Our appreciative, innovative and vibrant corporate culture is tangible in everyday life in everything we do and how we do it.

What you'll find with us?

  • Smart and kind colleagues who value team spirit, a positive attitude and reliability, and who never miss out on having fun
  • Room for bold ideas and creative collaboration
  • Flexible working hours, flexitime and working life account
  • Competitive salary, good social benefits, plus profit sharing
  • Opportunities for further training and development
  • Company subsidy for Urban Sports Club membership
  • Subsidy for our company restaurant
  • Shared celebration of successes (and mistakes! ... they are invaluable for our continuous development)
  • Regular employee events (summer party, ski day, Christmas party, TeamDays)

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