Category Buyer (f/m/d)

SurTec Deutschland GmbH

Working at Freudenberg: "We will wow your world!" This is our promise. As a global technology group, we not only make the world cleaner, healthier and more comfortable, but also offer our 51,000 employees a networked and diverse environment where everyone can thrive individually. Be surprised and experience your own wow moments.
SurTec, a company of the Freudenberg Group, is a leading provider of chemical specialities for surface treatment, with manufacturing facilities in Europe, North and South America and Asia, operating in more than 20 countries with its own subsidiaries and a global distribution network. Headquartered in Germany, the company serves four fields of application – Industrial Parts Cleaning, Metal Pre-treatment, Functional and Decorative Electroplating. We offer a highly comprehensive portfolio in these sectors and supply almost all segments, industries and markets dealing with advanced surface treatment.

Some of your Benefits

  • Sustainability & Social Commitment: We support social and sustainable projects and encourage employee involvement.
  • Personal Development: We offer a variety of trainings to ensure you can develop in your career.
  • Diversity & Inclusion: We focus on providing an inclusive environment and recognize our diversity contributes to our success.
  • Easily Reachable: Easy, low-stress access by car or public transport.
  • Corporate Events: We celebrate success as a team, because only together can we achieve our goals.


You support our team as

Category Buyer (f/m/d)


  • Independent processing of orders as well as processing of order confirmations and complaints in the ERP system
  • Ensuring the supply of raw materials, maintenance of safety and reorder points
  • Key figure-oriented supplier management to ensure service targets are met
  • Master data maintenance in SAP
  • Close cooperation with interface partners in production, logistics, technical department and development
  • Familiarization with Global Category Management and taking over categories with the aim of creating specific sourcing concepts per category for supplier selection and negotiating contracts, prices and conditions
  • Support of the production site in Germany as well as within the Global Category Management of all SurTec production sites


  • Completed studies in the field of logistics, industrial engineering, business administration or similar
  • At least 2 years of professional experience
  • Experience in the administrative processing of orders
  • Very good SAP-MM and MS Office skills
  • Very good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
  • Independent and reliable work both on a national and international level
  • Enjoy working with colleagues across departments
  • Strong negotiating skills and willingness to familiarize yourself with new topics
  • Precise and reliable work with data

The Freudenberg Group is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all applicants and associates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, protected military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.