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Senior Expert* Strategic Purchasing

Date: Dec 29, 2020

Location: Minakuchi-Shiga, JP

Company: SCHOTT AG

International technology group • specialty glasses and glass-ceramics • more than 130 years experience • more than 16,000 employees in 34 countries • innovative ideas for the world of tomorrow


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Senior Expert* Strategic Purchasing

SCHOTT Electronic Packaging is a leading developer and manufacturer of hermetic housings and other components for the reliable, long-term protection of sensitive electronics. Our core technologies are glass-to-metal and ceramic-to-metal sealing, thermal sensing components as well as a variety of cutting edge specialty glass competences. Currently, we are looking for a Senior Expert* Strategic Purchasing to join us at our site in Minakuchi (Japan).

Your Tasks
  • Responsibility for purchasing semi-finished metal parts and products for the assigned material groups, mainly within the Japanese market
  • Developing and maintaining the strategic supplier base for SCHOTT
  • Leading cross-functional teams in order to reduce cost while keeping or improving the quality of materials
  • Supporting and assuming responsibility for purchasing projects, e.g. new product launches
  • Executing global strategies in Japan including price and contract negotiations
  • Internally consulting your colleagues about professional and legal matters
  • Managing risks by elimination potential exposures and identifying countermeasures
  • Acting as the interface between the international purchasing colleagues and local management
Your Profile
  • Business and/or technical university degree
  • Min. 3 years of professional experience, thereof at least 2 years within purchasing and/or another relevant area
  • Fluent command of English and Japanese, further language skills are a plus
  • Profound knowledge in the fields of internal and external purchasing matters (e.g. understanding of relevant business law for contracting)
  • Ability to think strategically for developing our supplier base
  • Strong communication, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Proactive and independent work approach, either individually or in international project teams
  • Willingness to travel, mainly within Japan and Asia
Your Benefits

Motivated and committed employees are essential to the success of our company. At SCHOTT, you will find a cooperative and dynamic work environment which encourages you to share your innovative ideas, supports your development and celebrates achieving successes with your team.


You can expect interesting tasks and challenging projects, as well as motivated and friendly teams in fields that influence our future. Do you want to be successful with us? Then, please send us your application: SCHOTT Japan Corporation, Human Resources, Jörg Kleinschmidt


SCHOTT Japan Corporation, Minakuchi-Shiga Human Resources, Jörg Kleinschmidt, +496131664528

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