Supply Specialist - Large Transfer Valves


Haag, St. Gallen, CH

Employment Type:  Permanent




Innovation, Efficiency and Ambition: this is what VAT has stood for over 50 years. 

With this passion, VAT has grown to become the leading international developer, manufacturer and supplier of high-performance high-end vacuum valves and vacuum sealing technology, employing over 2000 people worldwide.  The headquarters are located in Haag (Switzerland), the production centers in Switzerland, Malaysia, Romania and Taiwan. 




As a Supply Specialist, you will play two key roles in our company in this demanding job.

On the one hand, as a business partner and interface to our business units, you are the representative of the centrally managed operating unit responsible for the entire product life cycle. In this role, you will work closely with the product managers to identify early market trends and derive the right measures from them. You coordinate the cooperation with strategic purchasing, materials management and order fulfillment in order to continuously improve the costs in the life cycle of a product.

On the other hand, you are the classic first-time buyer in a very exciting high-tech environment. You manage the initial purchase of new products in the VAT network - Switzerland, Malaysia and Romania. This includes obtaining offers, benchmarks and the classic project business, where you have the cost and time responsibility of all internally and externally manufactured components. Maintaining contact with stakeholders to consider their needs in your daily work. Active involvement in the further development of the Product Line Supply Chain Management in order to continuously identify potential for improvement.



  • Cooperation with Product Line Supply Chain Managers and Order Material Managers to determine and ensure supply needs
  • Requirements and tender planning for the respective projects (offering / RFQ)
  • Execution of orders, from the evaluation of offers to the ordering process
  • Check of offers and order confirmations
  • Creation of Supply Chain Concept and initial orders
  • FAI orders (EMP) incl. technical approval
  • Creation and maintenance of master data (prototype to series) and operational plans
  • Responsibility for variance order (AWA Process)
  • Communication, coordination and negotiation with existing and future suppliers involved in the project
  • Support in forecasting for planning future orders
  • Continuous data maintenance in applied ERP systems (article and other master data, etc.
  • Management of the assigned articles and suppliers according to economic aspects. Ongoing audit of management type (Kanban, Dispo, order-related)
  • Participation in project meetings
  • Cross-departmental coordination and meetings to ensure the required delivery reliability





  • A business background with a solid understandng of technical/engineering processes
  • Experience as a project manager
  • Sociable, team-oriented and communicative personality
  • You like to work in a team and subordinate yourself to the team spirit
  • You are flexible and can get involved in new requirements at any time
  • You pursue pragmatic approaches and proceed in a structured, analytical and solution-oriented manner
  • A high resilience, confident appearance and adequate assertiveness
  • Good ERP/MRP skills (MS Dynamics 365, SAP, PSS etc.)
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Word)
  • Very good German language skills and good English language skills



Interested? Then we look forward to your application today!


You can expect a dynamic and successful company where innovation, courage, fairness, openness and transparency are encouraged, and your ideas are welcome. We offer flexible options for hybrid working. Your development according to your strengths and aspirations in your career is of great importance to us.