SMS Concast AG is a global engineering company based in Zurich, Switzerland, with subsidiaries abroad. SMS Concast AG is one of the world leaders in engineering, supply of equipment and construction for continuous casting plants for long product application. We are part of the SMS group who generate sales of more than EUR 2.8 billion with some 14,000 employees worldwide. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation. A performance-based corporate culture in a strong family company with a global presence are excellent reasons for shaping your future with us.

Expand your horizons by joining the team at SMS Concast AG, Zurich, as

SUPPLY CHAIN SPECIALIST (m/f/d) – part-time 80% until September 2020


As a Supply Chain Specialist you will work within the Supply Chain Management (SCM) Team. In this function you will be supporting all three functions within SCM: purchasing, logistics and quality assurance.

Purchasing: you will be supporting Project Procurement Managers in executing complex plant projects. Your range of duties starts from administrational support (e.g. follow up of purchase orders) to taking over complete work packages including tendering, bid comparison, contracting, order confirmation, follow up including correct and complete required documentation (commercial and technical), invoice control and release within framework of signature guideline.

Logistics: you will be supporting Logistic Specialists in processing (tendering, evaluating and coordinating) international project forwarding operations including transport operations to and from suppliers. Your range of duties will include supporting to develop and structure project-specific shipping concepts and to prepare and issue all relevant transport documents such as packing lists, certificates of origin, invoices, etc. You will also handle letters of credit. In a project driven environment you will be cooperating with various internal and external interfaces – Project Management, Procurement, Accounting, Engineering and interact with relevant authorities. One of your major responsibilities is to monitor the milestones within the logistics supply chain with regard to the contractual deadlines and financial targets.

Quality Assurance (QA): you will be supporting the QA Manager and Head of SCM in managing quality related documents.


For this interesting position we are looking for candidates with profound (minimum 8 years) professional experience in SCM (Purchasing and Logistics), preferably in the project business. You should be familiar with operational purchasing tasks from RFQ to purchase order placement and follow up activities, in the field of logistics we expect proficiency in maritime freight, export control topics and complex logistic chains. We require excellent knowledge of the international commercial terms (INCOTERMS), international customs law incl. relevant customs and shipping documents, as well as a very good command of English which you will be able to use in daily contact with forwarders, suppliers and customers. Ideally, you will already be able to work with SAP/R3. An ability to get things done and prioritize as well as flexibility will help you to get started in this position.


Would you like to take on responsibility in an international working environment and play a part in shaping the future with us? We can offer you an extremely interesting and varied role in a very well-positioned, dynamic and successful company, the opportunity to be actively involved in international projects, and an attractive, centrally located workplace in the city of Zurich. You will also be welcomed into a friendly, diversified and supportive working environment.

Interested? Then we look forward to hearing from you.

SMS Concast AG
Human Resources