Available positions and jobs at CEDES: engineer, SMD testing assistant

Strategic Buyer

As a leading manufacturer of optosensor solutions, CEDES constantly seeks to break new ground. This requires unconventional thinking, passion and a love of the job. Continuous growth in our core elevator and entrance automation markets means we can offer both experienced professionals and enthusiastic young talent the chance to grow with us.

The CEDES Group is active in the field of sensor technology based on photonics on three continents. The product range extends from simple light barriers to highly complex, processor-controlled 3D camera systems using the latest TOF (time of flight) technology.

The Supply Chain Department within Production & Logistics is responsible for group-wide planning and management of the supply chain, from order to delivery.

Your area of responsibility

  • Material cost management of the CEDES Group
  • Developing purchasing strategy for various material groups
  • Research and forecasting of raw material price changes as a basis for negotiations with suppliers
  • Optimizing purchasing processes to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Conducting cost and scenario analyses as well as benchmarking
  • Further development of the global supplier portfolio through goal-oriented supplier management 
  • Drawing up and negotiating Supply Chain Agreements with supply partners
  • Ensuring the availability of all purchased parts by means of supply chain risk management
  • Reporting supply chain KPIs to the Head of Supply Chain

Our requirements

  • Commercial or technical university degree
  • Several years of experience in purchasing of production materials, particularly electronic components
  • Confident appearance, very good presentation and negotiation skills, strong communication skills with stakeholders on all levels
  • Good knowledge of national and international contract law
  • Sense of quality, affinity to technology and production, entrepreneurial thinking and behavior
  • Intercultural competence, willingness to travel (10%), fluency in written and spoken German and English
  • Ability to work in a team and to cooperate with other departments
  • Ability to quickly grasp new ideas and to work autonomously, dutifully and flexibly 

Our offer

  • International environment and high-tech, future-oriented products
  • Experienced, highly motivated team 
  • Exciting projects and challenging tasks
  • Support in personal development and further education
  • 5 weeks holidays, 3 bridging days, flexible working times and models 
  • Modern workplace with a restaurant and a Starbucks corner


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CEDES AG, Science Park, CH – 7302 Landquart | +41 81 307 26 43

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