Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG
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Strategic Purchasing Manager (f/m/d) 80-100%

High-Tech. Family-focused. Global.

We aim to enhance the lives of millions. Driven by our passion for innovation, we tirelessly develop cutting-edge products and services in ophthalmology. Become a part of the Ziemer Group's 25-year legacy and contribute to our ever-expanding team.

In this exciting key position, you will work closely with a motivated team and make a significant contribution to ensuring that our company achieves its objectives around procurement.


  • Conducting price and contract negotiations with suppliers at home and abroad
  • Optimizing and maintaining existing suppliers and evaluating new suppliers in terms of costs, deadlines and quality
  • Carrying out component benchmarking
  • Developing medium and long-term purchasing strategies in relation to the company's objectives 
  • Developing, collecting and evaluating meaningful key figures and statistics in the area of procurement
  • Procuring materials and services as part of projects 
  • Active participation in the continuous optimization of the procurement process
  • Responsible for strategic supplier management
  • Conducting negotiations on prices and conditions
  • Recognizing potential risks in the supply chain and developing strategies to ensure material availability


  • Basic technical training or basic commercial training with technical flair
  • Completed specialist further training (purchasing manager, TS technician or similar) 
  • Business fluent in German, good oral/written knowledge of English/French
  • Expert in the use of ERP systems and MS Office  
  • Several years of experience in operational/strategic purchasing of industrial goods in the field of mechanical or plant engineering, ideally medical technology
  • Convincing, winning personality
  • Organizational talent and good time management, systematic and analytical approach
  • Entrepreneurial, solution-oriented way of working between suppliers, engineering, production and development
  • Willingness to travel (10%-20% at home and abroad)

We offer you an exciting challenge in the growth-oriented medical technology market. As a committed and proactive personality, you can play a formative role in the future of our dynamic company. Have we aroused your interest? Then we look forward to receiving your complete online application with CV, letter of motivation, references and diplomas.

For further information, please contact Mr. Richard Büchi, Director Human Resources , richard.buechi@ziemergroup.com, Tel. +41 32 332 71 00.

For technical questions, please contact Mr. Thomas Dürig, Co-Vice President Supply Chain Management, tel. +41 32 332 74 11.