SR Technics careers open positions

At SR Technics we aspire to be the leading, most customer-centric and most innovative MRO company. To contribute to our mission, we look for an experienced Strategic Procurement Manager.
Headquartered at Zurich Airport in Switzerland, SR Technics is one of the world-leading MRO service providers in the civil aviation industry and works with an extensive network of partners and business development offices in Europe, America, Asia, and the Middle East. We offer comprehensive, fully customized solutions for the Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul of aircraft engines, airframe, and components including impeccable technical support to over 500 customers worldwide.
To continue your talent journey with us, apply now as:

Strategic Procurement Manager

You will actively contribute to the formulation, execution and evolution of procurement strategies related to locating, evaluating, contracting and maintaining the best sources of supply for the materials and services required by Operations while considering all aspects such as quality, value, performance, cost and the ability to respond quickly to changing supply requirements, incl. licensing and logistics services. You will take the ownership, responsibility and accountability for supplier and vendor selection and development. In doing so, you will deliver ongoing and sustainable improvement on procurement cost in support of SR Technics’ growth objectives.

Your tasks

  • Develop and execute procurement strategy to continuously reduce total cost of ownership and improve quality, standards and delivery performance of the services and products purchased
  • Recommend the most appropriate and efficient method for formation of strategic sourcing initiatives/agreements for SR Technics Switzerland from the analysis of spend, to the end-user activity and the marketplace
  • Negotiate strategic sourcing agreements and any changes in supplier and vendor contracts in accordance with compliances, policies, rules and regulations
  • Decide if recurring purchases are appropriate for strategic sourcing agreement/initiatives
  • Decide if proposed contract changes and modifications are reasonable and in the best interest of SR Technics Switzerland as well as compliant and according to policies, rules and regulations
  • Apply negotiation skills to resolve contractual supplier and vendor disputes with an acceptable outcome for the parties per compliance, policies, rules and regulations
  • Decide appropriate resolution to problems that may arise during the strategic sourcing contracting processes by mediating disputes between SR Technics Switzerland and the supplier/vendor
  • Develop and maintain awareness of changing business trends in the marketplace and the possible impact to SR Technics Switzerland
  • Defend and/or justifies an award of a formal bid or proposal in the event of a formal protest filed by a vendor/contractor
  • Analyse bid responses to determine the most responsive and responsible bidder to optimize total cost for SR Technics Switzerland
  • Analyse spend data/trends to identify and develop overall strategic sourcing initiatives which meet the needs of SR Technics Switzerland and recommends agreement formation based on research of spend, end-user impact, feedback and activity along with marketplace analysis
  • Recommend and justify strategic sourcing initiatives by using data mining tools to conduct spend analysis, prepare supporting reports/spreadsheets, comparisons
  • Assist in the development of internal policies and tools necessary to implement strategic sourcing initiatives and assists in prioritizing strategic sourcing initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with the (operational/other) Procurement teams in the development and formation of strategic sourcing agreements
  • Monitor and track supplier and vendor performance through periodic financial reviews, product performance, customer satisfaction surveys, and customer outreach

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in engineering, business administration or economics required
  • Supply Chain / Purchasing education preferred
  • Professional experience in technical environment, aviation sector preferred
  • Professional expertise in Purchasing / Supply Chain
  • Sourcing and contracting experience required
  • Excellent project management skills, result and deadline orientated
  • Interpersonal skills for relationship management and teamworking required
  • Strong communication, analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Extended database working knowledge
  • Language skills: English C1

Your chance

  • An attractive position in a global and dynamic company
  • Competitive employment conditions
  • Opportunity for professional and personal development


Thank you for your interest.

By submitting your application, you give your consent that all personal data you have submitted here may be processed by us for the purposes of candidate selection process in our company.

Please note that only candidates who meet the listed requirements will be contacted.