Purchasing is primarily responsible for the procurement of production materials for all Geberit plants worldwide. As materials procurement represents 30 percent of total sales - the largest single cost item in the company - Purchasing plays an essential role in supporting continuous growth.
Among our areas of responsibility are the worldwide qualification of suppliers, negotiations on prices and delivery conditions and contracts.
65 specialist buyers and 13 lead buyers are active in seven countries. They purchase all of the raw materials, such as various metals and plastics that are processed in the plants and monitor existing suppliers on a regular basis or search for new ones. Parallel to this, we work continuously on the optimization of our processes. Among our current projects are purchasing-related and purchasing logistics procedures, the reduction of inventories and contract management. Our employees have thorough technical training, such as mechanical engineering or tool production as well as a business background. In addition to good materials expertise and social skills, we also especially expect our employees to have good negotiation skills and a healthy amount of stamina.