Operational Buyer (direct) (m/fd)

    • Category: Manufacturing
    • Location: Cologne, DE

    As an Operational Buyer (m/f/d) in the Operational Procurement & Material Planning department, you will support the entire purchasing process for our raw materials. From the first supplier contact to internal processing, you will be the first point of contact for Operational Procurement & Material Planning issues.

    You will be responsible for the following aspects: 
    Part of your tasks is to check the requisition for plausibility and correctness as well as the resulting possible clarifications with the specialist departments or with the requisitioners. You will make decisions as to whether quotations are to be obtained or whether a catalogue goods order is possible.

    Further key tasks are:

    • Comparing the quotation data with the created enquiry as well as the order confirmation
    • Comparing quotations and placing orders, taking into account the policies.
    • Concluding sales contracts within the specified framework
    • Follow-up of deadlines and dates of orders as well as management of deviations
    • Purchasing processing for raw materials
    • Selecting suppliers, if necessary in cooperation with strategic purchasing and the supervisor
    • Clarification of delivery and payment terms
    • Checking supplier invoices against contract and order documents
    • Complaint processing
    • Maintenance of non-ferrous metal quotation and metal premiums
    • Creating and maintaining materials in systems

    To join a greener world, you should have the following skills and experience:

    You have completed a commercial apprenticeship with additional specialist training or a business degree and already have several years of professional experience in the field of procurement. Ideally, you also already have experience in operational exchange with the logistics and supply chain management departments. 

    Further important qualifications are:

    • Analytical skills as well as a goal-, entrepreneurial-, strategic- and problem-solving-oriented way of thinking
    • Solution-oriented action
    • Very good knowledge of MS Office
    • Knowledge of SAP R/3 is an advantage
    • Fluent German and English, both written and spoken
    • Strong safety, cost and quality awareness
    • Strong communication skills across all hierarchical levels

    Contact and application

    NKT is committed to fostering diversity and a culture where people from different backgrounds can thrive and be inspired to excel. We believe that a diverse structure enables sustainable performance and an inclusive and welcoming culture creates a better workplace. 

    Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your full application materials. Please note that due to the General Data Protection Regulation, we cannot accept applications by email or mail. 
    If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact our Business Partner Mrs. Nadine Froitzheim-Laatz, nadine.froitzheim-laatz@nkt.com.
    We look forward to receiving your application!

    About NKT
    NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.NKT.com.

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    Remote work possibilities

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