Strategic sourcing analyst (m/f/d) Precious Metals Recycling

Date: Sep 23, 2022

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 leading international family-owned portfolio company, we combine materials expertise and technological leadership to create the most diverse products, all with one thing in common: World-class quality. Working with customers around the world, we shape the future and provide vital innovations in the areas of environment, electronics, health, and industrial applications. Heraeus is one of the top 10 family-owned companies in Germany and has a team of around 16,200 employees in 40 countries.


The following challanges await you:

  • In your role as Subcontracting Analyst, 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.
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system and knowledge of precious metals recycling business desirable
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage activities across multiple projects
  • Well organized, have the ability to work independently, be resourceful and inquisitive, 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) is a must
  • Willingness to go the extra-mile and acquire topics even, if they may reside outside of your area of responsibility


You do not bring everything, but have other reasons why you can perform the role? Then get in touch anyway!