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Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: Harvey, IL, US

Company: FUCHS Group

Welcome to the FUCHS Group, the world’s number one independent manufacturer of lubricants and related specialties. As a global company with roots in Germany, we expand the possibilities of whole industries, such as the automotive and aerospace sectors. More than 5,000 employees look closer, dig deeper and think further to create innovations and develop markets. That is what drives and connects us. We encourage our employees to expand their potential and grow together with us. Explore your specialties by joining us as
Buyer Next possible start date | Harvey


The Buyer plays an integral role in our supply chain by developing and maintaining supplier relationships and ensuring the availability, best price and quality of raw materials and services the business requires.

As a member of our purchasing team, the Buyer will be empowered to lead the Company's sourcing activities in a significant portion of our raw material spend. 


The Buyer's key responsibilities include:

  • Managing supplier development and price negotiations..
  • Identifying, introducing and qualifying alternative suppliers.
  • Monitoring relevant markets to identify supply trends and risks, and communicating the research to the Company's leadership.
  • Coordinating with Fuchs' global network of purchasing professionals to take advantage of our combined experience and buying power.


Travel is expected to be less than 10%.



  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in Supply Chain Management or a related field of study.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a buyer or purchasing role in a manufacturing environment, chemical industry preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in supplier development and price negotiation.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • An aptitude for problem solving and a high degree of organization.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking and the ability to work well in a high paced environment.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency, including at least intermediate Excel skills.
  • Strong competency within the purchasing module of an ERP system (SAP preferred).
  • Applicable certificates desired (CPM, Six Sigma, etc.).

Excel beyond your limitations and contribute your ideas in the flat hierarchies of a family-run company listed on the MDAX. Please apply online by clicking the "Apply now" button.

Explore your specialties. Expand your possibilities.

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