Claire Joster is looking for a Commodity Lead Buyer (m/f) to join a reference company in the automation sector, located in Viana do Castelo.


Reports to the Regional Purchasing Director.


  • Responsible for building-up and controlling the supplier base in compliance with the rules and objectives of the Group (quality, cost, delivery, quantity);
  • Consolidates the Group’s needs within the scope and anticipates their evolutions;
  • Analyses the markets and monitors new technologies and transmit the information to internal department (Sales, Design department, Innovation…)
  • Manages the supplier base on the defined Geographical zone;
  • Conducts a wide sourcing, with cost structure analysis, by technology;
  • Negotiates with key account suppliers and provides reporting based on defined terms;
  • Guarantees best economic performance within area of competence coordinating Cost reduction action plan in link with Buyer as well as insure that all levers are used.


  • Master’s Degree;
  • 5 years minimum Purchasing experience in the manufacturing sector;
  • Expertise in purchasing techniques (consultation, negotiation, business follow-up…);
  • Good knowledge of current regulations;
  • Must have a general knowledge of different aspects of a business in regards to supplier relations;
  • Excellent in communication, very good analytical skills and autonomous;
  • Ability to coordinate in a functional position;
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office;
  • Fluency in English.