Technical Purchasing Manager - General Sourcing


Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France

Full Time

Business Operations

Nov 16

About the job

We are looking for a motivated and experienced Technical Purchasing Manager to join our team! In this role, you will be responsible for establishing, developing and managing the supplier relationships for a consumer hardware start up looking to scale up a prototype to full scale manufacturing. You will be purchasing a wide range of products including technical components (eg. pressed steel, machined parts), trimming/finishing components (eg. fabric, wood) and packaging.

We are an agile company. 

This means you will be working in strong integrated partnership with Supplier Quality, Process Engineering, R&D. Capable of working outside your regular scope of work.



Technical purchasing

  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers (1/ Suppliers & 2/ Contract Manufacturers in France for final assembly)
  • Balance both tactical executions with strategic initiatives necessary to drive cost reduction projects.
  • Manage the buying process: Negotiate contracts, improved prices, terms of business, schedule targets, business savings opportunities using procurement best practice tools and aligned with our sourcing policy.
  • Collaborate with engineering team to build cost models and incorporate cost downs
  • Develop and maintain a strong foundation of function skills and knowledge of relevant purchasing and sourcing concepts.
  • Partner with Supplier Quality to accompany change control

Strategic analysis

  • Monitor market trend and build buying models to optimize buying times


  • Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a similar role
  • English business proficiency 
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills

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