Global Strategic Purchaser / Buyer (d/f/m)

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Want your story to be part of our story?

When children take charming schleich® figures and playsets into their hands, they embark on adventures into wonderful fantasy worlds. Every dinosaur, every elephant, and every fairy is the beginning of an exciting new story. Our vision: Shaping storytellers for life.  And your story starts right here.
Let’s be inspired together by the joy of storytelling, while also continuing to tell the story of Schleich – and its journey from traditional toy manufacturer to a globally loved brand. Be part of our amazing transformation story.
We will support you, give you ownership, and the opportunity to work internationally and digitally in a dynamic environment. Let’s take on and master all the challenges that lie in store for us. Take the opportunity to grow with us and achieve something tangible.
Working at Schleich. Make your mark.

Strategic Purchaser (d/f/m)
in Munich or Schwäbisch Gmünd near Aalen

The following adventures await you at Schleich:

  • Creation and further development of the global procurement, supplier and product group strategy
  • Responsibility for purchasing figurines and playsets from global suppliers
  • Independent preparation and management of price and contract negotiations with accountability for results 
  • Controlling and evaluation of continuous supplier improvement as well as independent development of measures to improve performance
  • Strategic preparation of award decisions and supplier approvals within the material group including implementation of make-or-buy analyses
  • Carrying out detailed value analyses in cooperation with the cost analysis department as well as creating measures to implement the potential savings identified
  • Independent implementation of procurement, market and product research to identify new vendors, manufacturing processes and technologies
  • Cross-functional and cross-location cooperation with internal stakeholders (production planning, development, quality and logistics)

Your story so far:

  • You have a technical or business degree or a comparable qualification
  • You have several years of professional experience in strategic purchasing, ideally in the consumer goods sector
  • You have extensive knowledge of procurement and sourcing processes and new developments
  • You have very good IT skills (Microsoft Office applications) and extensive knowledge of the SAP environment, primarily in the area of SAP MM
  • You can also demonstrate very good knowledge of negotiation skills and contract law
  • You have very good English skills and good skills in German

No kingdoms nor mountains of gold, but many other rewards:

  • No two days are the same in this career like no other. Work in a dynamic, diverse environment that offers individual career and development opportunities. All our employees also have access to numerous online courses via our training platform.
  • Let’s write the Schleich story together. Be part of a motivated team of people who support and inspire each other and celebrate success together.
  • We aim to please. We offer an attractive, fair salary with additional benefits that are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Appetising. Depending on the location, you will receive a food allowance of up to €75.00 net per month. Our Schwäbisch Gmünd site also has a subsidised canteen. 
  • Every hero must retire one day. That’s why we offer a subsidised pension scheme. 
  • You can also enjoy great discounts on our schleich® products – a great bonus for kids and adults alike.
  • Speaking of savings, we’ll also subsidise your bicycle lease to make it easier for you to travel to our beautiful offices in Munich or Schwäbisch Gmünd.
  • And what about your adventures outside of Schleich? You can count on 30 days of paid leave per year and a hybrid working model with no core working hours.

Would you like to play a part in our story?

We look forward to receiving your online application. It’s speedy, simple, and secure – your personal data is safe with us. Your CV/resume is all we need.
Got questions about what the role involves? Want to check the status of your application? Alexandra will be glad to assist you further: