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Strategic Buyer

Tobii is the world leader in eye tracking – a technology that allows a computer to tell exactly where a person is looking. Tobii has pioneered research in many fields and enabled communication for tens of thousands of people with special needs. We also focus on integrating our eye tracking technology into mass market products such as VR, laptops and games. Headquartered in Stockholm Tobii covers the global market with offices in USA, China, Japan, Germany, Norway, UK and South Korea. If you want to work with meaningful products and solve interesting problems, then we might be the right company for you!

As strategic buyer at Tobii, located in Suzhous China, you will be part of the Global Operations function, which serves all Business units at Tobii. The strategic sourcing team is small, so you will be expected to take on tasks in various areas. The role offers a wide range of responsibilities and tasks, and you will be involved in operational as well as strategic decisions. You will have plenty of opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in every part of the sourcing profession, and you will have close cooperation with all internal stakeholders such as R&D, Product management and other parts of the Operations function.

The role and responsibilities

As Strategic buyer, you will be responsible for some of Tobii’s existing suppliers, to ensure commercial and performance excellence. You will also be involved in product development projects, where your role will be to evaluate and select suppliers, and to negotiate pricing and other terms.

You may also be involved in developing Tobii’s processes and policies regarding sourcing.

Tobii is a global company with its supplier base spread across the world. The job involves travelling to some degree, likely to other cities within China domestic

The job main tasks are:

  • Supplier negotiations
  • Cooperation with R&D to find suitable suppliers for new products
  • Supplier evaluation, to ensure that supplier selection decisions are done based on the most suitable balance between cost, performance and risk.
  • Supplier governance and supplier improvement, together with colleagues from other teams.
  • All our jobs at Tobii are about innovation, passion and not the least - making things real.

We are looking for someone who

  • Has at least 5 years work experience in MNC, including experience from working with strategic sourcing, preferably in a manufacturing company
  • Has relevant academic background.
  • Has a solid understanding of supply chain management
  • Has at least basic technical background or interest
  • Is fluent in verbal English

We find it to be a strong merit if you have experience in contractual negotiations, and have good knowledge about legal aspects of sourcing. Also, if you have worked in the consumer electronics industry, your experience will be a great addition to the Tobii team.

To be successful in this role and at Tobii you need to be a good team player, and have a strong internal drive. You will have a high degree of freedom to structure and plan your work, and you are expected to take responsibility to making sure that the defined goals are met. You should also be an effective influencer, in order to get your stakeholders to support you towards your goals.

Working at Tobii

Tobii offers a dynamic environment with fast growing teams of driven and flexible individuals, who thrive on challenges and responsibility. Working at Tobii is like being in the heart of innovation. We invent and develop high-technology products and we always strive to create cutting edge technology. The world of Tobii is largely about developing and selling new technology and products. This means that Tobii offers a wide range of opportunities to its current and future employees. It also means that you will meet a mix of people with different profiles and personalities who create an open and compelling work environment.

At Tobii we love what we do - we work hard, play hard, and make every day exciting.

Working at Tobii

At Tobii we love what we do - we work hard, play hard, and make every day exciting.

Learn more about what we do by viewing this short video Tobii in 3 minutes.