Strategic Sourcing Analyst (m/f/d) Precious Metals Recycling

Date: May 19, 2023

Location: Hanau, HE, DE, 63450

Company: Heraeus

Strategic Sourcing Analyst (m/f/d) Precious Metals Recycling
Location Hanau
Full Time


About Heraeus

Solutions from the Heraeus Group provide faster internet, rid water of germs, and keep hearts beating in time. As a broadly diversified and globally leading family-owned technology company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality.

About Heraeus Precious Metals

With more than 350 years of experience in precious metals processing, Heraeus Precious Metals is the world's leading provider of innovative products and services, such as precious metals trading and recycling. Our products are used in a wide range of industries, for example to reduce climate killers such as nitrous oxide and methane and in the form of pharmaceutical ingredients for the treatment of cancer.

Our innovative strength is driven by our 3,000 employees in more than 15 countries, who work passionately with our partners to develop pioneering and sustainable solutions.

We are aware of our responsibility towards people and the environment and have set ourselves ambitious CO₂ targets. Sustainability is at the heart of all our business activities.


The following challenges await you:

  • In your role as Subcontracting Analyst (m/f/d) you will be responsible for sourcing and procurement of refining services from internal and external parties.
  • You will coordinate and manage refining job transactions between Heraeus Precious Metal (HPM) and the respective internal and/or external partner for the entire refining process beginning with disposition of the material and ending with fine metal returns.
  • You will be responsible for grouping material into the most advantageous weight and value sizes for shipment to our internal and external customers. For this purpose, you will work closely with production planning, operations, sales, and logistics team.
  • Your day-to-day tasks include but not limited to identifying of appropriate partners given the material, informing the respective partner of outgoing shipments, coordinating the sampling process, conducting analytical exchanges, completing refining order settlements, and lastly arranging metal returns.
  • You will prepare and share cost analysis and ad-hoc reports for management evaluation.
  • You will work together with your colleagues on IT and process improvement projects.


Your Profile:

  • Technical or Business degree with at least two years of work experience preferably in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Technical Customer Service/Sales, etc.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to manage activities across multiple projects.
  • Be able to plan and make decisions quickly, and solve problems based on factual information and innovative solutions
  • Being a quick learner to become comfortable and savvy with basic systems (i.e. SAP) 
  • Organizational skills and ability to work independently as well as very good communication skills
  • Willingness to go the extra-mile and acquire topics even, if they may reside outside of your area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system and knowledge of precious metals recycling business desirable


What you can look forward to at Heraeus Precious Metals:

  • Exciting tasks - implement them with a high level of personal responsibility in an ambitious environment with very good opportunities for further development
  • Shaping sustainability - be part of the implementation of our vision to become CO₂-neutral by 2025
  • Inclusive corporate culture - we firmly believe that diversity makes our organization more successful. We promote this, among other things with specific targets, part-time/job-sharing management positions, and training courses.
  • Attractive compensation - in addition to a good pay package, you can expect extensive social benefits from a responsible family-owned company
  • And much more - mobile working, 30 vacation days or more, travel allowance for public transport, bicycle leasing, ...