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Senior Technical Buyer (m/f/d) Electronical Components


Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning solutions with around 13,000 employees in 70 countries and an innovative product offer for commercial and domestic customers alike. Renowned for our innovation, over 90% of our products have been developed in the past 5 years. We owe this success to our employees, their skills, dedication, ideas and commitment. Constant investment in R&D, quality, marketing and design make us a well-known brand and a most attractive employer to develop your career with. Do you want to be part of our growth story?


Exceptional tasks require exceptional people. We are looking forward to your committed support for our Sourcing & Procurement Electrical Parts group at our headquarters in Winnenden near Stuttgart.



Your tasks 


  • In this dynamic and international position you will be the central point of contact on the purchasing side for the worldwide series support of electrical and electronic components.
  • In this context, you will establish cooperative partnerships with suppliers, conduct price negotiations and assume responsibility for the entire supply chain. 
  • In addition, you will be responsible for the strategic development of our suppliers and identify new procurement markets. In doing so, you will always keep an eye on our strategic targets and cooperate with our internal commodity management.
  • You will work in close coordination with the internal development, quality management and product management departments as well as our international purchasing offices and act as an interface to our international suppliers.
  • Furthermore, you identify cost-saving potentials and thus ensure Kärcher's competitiveness.
  • Last but not least, you will make a valuable contribution to the optimization and digitalization of purchasing processes and ensure smooth implementation in our systems.


Your qualification profile 


  • A successfully completed technical degree (e.g. industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, technical business administration) or a comparable qualification.
  • Several years of professional experience in technical purchasing, ideally with a focus on electronics or electromechanics is an advantage.
  • Advanced IT knowledge as well as a confident handling of SAP.
  • Business fluent in German and English (C1/C2), as well as strong communication skills that allow you to communicate with various international contacts at eye level.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally. 
  • You are characterized by a structured and independent way of working.
  • In addition, you bring strong decision-making, planning and organizational skills as well as an entrepreneurial and international mindset coupled with negotiation skills. 


Our offer for you


  • A company pension plan or direct insurance that supplements your statutory pension insurance from your first day of work.
  • Up to 32 days of vacation. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve off.
  • Flexitime or trust-based working hours with the option of working in a home office.
  • Varied sports offerings - from yoga to Zumba to outdoor training.
  • Health promotion right down the line - from height-adjustable desks to health consultations and mobile massages.
  • GROW@KÄRCHER: In our innovative program, employees from different departments and functions worldwide have the opportunity to actively advance their careers.
  • Be the difference: As part of our holistic sustainability initiatives such as "Zero Emissions" and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle", you will actively shape the future with us.



Please send us your complete application documents via our applicant management system. We welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is of particular concern to us.

Your contact person for this position is Sabrina Ripsam. We will be happy to answer your initial general questions about your application in our Recruiting Center at +49 7195 14 5440.

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG I I