Multifaceted perspectives

You will be supporting the global purchasing group located at HQ in Germany. You will also be responsible to identify cost reduction potential within the existing local supply chain. In addition, you will have to carry out the following tasks:

Taking responsibility together
  • You will be responsible for purchasing activities according to the VON ARDENNE purchasing processes.
  • You will manage orders, contracts and negotiations with suppliers and be responsible for the quality assurance of deliverables.
  • Beyond that, you will be responsible for supplier qualification as well as continuous supplier development and supplier relationship management, including the monitoring of supplier performance and purchase reporting.
  • Furthermore, it is your responsibility to ensure the compliance with agreed terms and deadlines
  • You will contribute your knowledge of the domestic market environment and supplier base for optimizing the purchasing benefits for VON ARDENNE
  • Manage VON ARDENNE North America supplier/vendor list for global VON ARDENNE purchasing department
  • Adapt and align local (US) purchasing procedures to corporate VON ARDENNE standards
  • Strategic alignment with VON ARDENNE for sourcing and negotiating global projects
  • Back up support for Purchasing Coordinator position
  • Other duties as assigned
Contribute own competencies
  • Associate’s degree in Supply Chain Management or Business Administration and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience in handling and purchasing vacuum parts beneficial (with technical background)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with common supply chain/purchasing practices
  • Expert with MS Office products
  • Strong organizational skills and customer service experience
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of ERP (SAP) 
  • Independent administration of procurement bills of materials/master data based on implementation reports and change notifications.
  • Independent analysis of existing procurement structures and their groupwide optimization with regard to costs, quality and deadlines.
  • Must be comfortable contacting vendors by phone and escalating issues with vendor management
  • Must be a team player and work well with other departments (accounting, sales, service, and PM)
  • Customer service experience

Company Paid STD/LTD

Company Paid Life Insurance

Paid Sick Time





401(k) with Company Match

Competitive Wages

Are you interested?

Then we look forward to receiving your application, stating your period of notice. Please apply preferably online via our career portal on our website.

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For reasons of better readability, no gender-specific differentiation is made. Corresponding terms apply in principle to all genders for the purposes of equal treatment.


Application process

Have you found a suitable job offer or would you like to send us an unsolicited application?

Applying to VON ARDENNE is very easy and only takes a few minutes. Here you will find the most important information about our application process.

You can easily submit your application in our online portal. Please upload your informative CV as well as your references and a cover letter. We first review your application in our HR department and then in the relevant department.

Our first meeting usually takes place as an online meeting. In this initial exchange, you and your future manager will get to know each other. During the interview, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the position and the company.

During a personal interview on site, you will learn more about our location and your future workplace. In this in-depth exchange, we discuss all the requirements and framework conditions for the job. Of course, we will also answer all your questions.

Note: If you apply for one of our apprenticeships, an aptitude test will follow at this point.

Once we have decided to work with each other, you will receive a binding contract offer. We will present all conditions and benefits to you in a joint discussion. Now you can get started at VON ARDENNE!


We want your start at VON ARDENNE to be successful from the very beginning.

In our onboarding program, you will receive a comprehensive overview of our company in addition to your professional induction.

As part of the contract handover, you will receive a checklist to prepare your start at VON ARDENNE. We will also provide you with the access data for your employee account, which you can already use from the comfort of your own home. Here you can prepare for your first day at work, e.g. upload a photo for your employee ID card.

The first working day starts together for all new employees. At interdepartmental informational events, you will get an overview of the company and can make initial contacts. You will also receive your technical equipment on your first day of work.

Now the technical training starts. During the initial period, your individual on-the-job training plan will provide you with an orientation on all subject areas and the relevant contact persons. If you have any questions or need help, your manager and the team are always available to advise you. In addition, we offer a variety of formats for networking and knowledge sharing.

In the course of joint discussions, we provide mutual feedback regarding your entry into the company. Even after your onboarding, we remain in constant communication. In our annual development meetings, we regularly talk about your career prospects and additional development steps at VON ARDENNE.

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