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Project Buyer (d/f/m)

Business Unit:  Ottobock SE & Co. KGaA

Duderstadt, DE, 37115

Employment Type:  regular
Contact Person:  Julian Rietig
Contact Information:
Job ID:  3580

Summary Statement

In this role, you will be responsible for all procurement-related activities as a core member in global development projects, right through to final series production. As Procurement Lead in interdisciplinary teams, you will act as an interface to Product Development, Category, Product and Quality Management as well as to the relevant supply chain functions. In this way, you will ensure that all technical and logistical requirements are met and reconcile these with an efficient purchasing strategy.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • You will take over the sub-project management of all procurement-related activities of your assigned development projects
  • In this context, you will be responsible for setting up procurement strategies in close cooperation with category management
  • You will play a key role in make-or-buy decisions and conduct price negotiations with suppliers
  • In addition, you will be responsible for cost monitoring along the product development process
  • You will also prepare a risk assessment of all global procurement activities
  • Currently you are also carrying out change projects


  • You have a degree in business administration, industrial engineering or a commercial apprenticeship with relevant professional experience
  • Ideally, you already have experience in purchasing or in the field of medical technology
  • We expect you to be proficient in MS Office - SAP would be desirable
  • For the communication with the international interfaces a good knowledge of English and German (B2) is necessary.
  • Your profile is rounded off by excellent communication skills, a high level of initiative and a solution-oriented approach to work.


  • Flexible workplace arrangements with the option to work remote
  • Attractive salary package with additional benefits
  • Company pension plan and capital-forming benefits 
  • Individual support and further development in the Ottobock Academy as well as external training and development opportunities
  • Open corporate culture and an exciting international working environment

Diversity at Ottobock

For us, the focus is on treating each other with respect and enjoying our work. We value diversity and therefore expressly welcome all applications regardless of gender, age, nationality, disability, ethnicity and social origin, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. This includes special consideration for severely disabled individuals with equal suitability.

Your future at Ottobock

Ottobock's products and services in prosthetics and orthotics as well as human mobility and patient care ensure independence and quality of life when personal mobility is restricted. With around 8,000 employees in more than 50 countries, our company is the world market leader in technical orthopaedics.

Your ideas and commitment will inspire your colleagues and staff, and will further the interests of Ottobock. Be part of a dynamic, growing company with flat hierarchies. We offer a richly diverse field of work, individual development opportunities and extensive qualification programs in our Ottobock Academy.

Please only apply via our online job portal at Please quote the Job-ID for the position in question, and also state your earliest starting date and salary requirements. We look forward to receiving your application!