Operational Buyer (m/f/d)

Operational Buyer (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Procurement

Berlin, Berlin, DE

ID:  44

In KWS Berlin we are looking for a Operational Buyer (m/f/d) for our Global Transaction Center as part of our ONEGLOBE initiative. He/She will be collaborating with the Lead of GTC Procurement Team to provide effective and highly efficient transactional processes, while providing efficient and state of the art transactional services daily to internal and external customers. This is a full time - permanent job with an unlimited contract.


Your tasks:

  • Processes purchase requisitions, orders, and contracts for Goods & Services and in accordance to the defined service level agreement (SLA)
  • Conducts and analyzes requests for quotations (RFQs) and executes spot buying for Goods and Services
  • Performs regular updates of catalogues for defined and approved spend categories
  • Prepares and maintains purchasing & vendors records (Master Data) and price lists
  • Guides and supports business users in all relevant aspects of the source-to-pay process
  • Drives continuous process improvement and facilitates the standardization, digitalization, and automation of the end-to-end source-to-pay process


Your profile:

  • Preferably academic degree in Business Administration or related field
  • Preferably two or more years of professional experience in the fields of strategic sourcing, purchasing operations, and/or procurement
  • Sound knowledge of general procurement processes as well as vendor risk and compliance procedures
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) and a second language (Polish, Hungarian, Serbian, Croation or Czech), additional language skills would be very beneficial
  • Process-driven team player with analytical skills, solid judgment and decision-making capabilities, and extraordinary service attitude


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.