Strategic Buyer (Power Grids - The Energy Transition) (m/f/d)

50Hertz Transmission GmbH – ein Unternehmen der europäischen Elia Group • Berlin • Experienced professionals


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Stellen-ID: 6191

Develop commodity group strategies in line with the objectives of the Elia Group, implement them consistently and take responsibility for tenders / negotiations with volumes in the millions.


As a strategic buyer, you will gain an overview of the long-term requirements and the associated procurement market and its development, nationally and/or internationally, in close cooperation with the technical departments of the Elia Group. In doing so, you will identify risks at an early stage and design solutions with foresight.


In this way, you develop strategies for your commodity groups and cooperation with suppliers. Depending on which commodity groups you prefer, you will work with suppliers in Germany or all over the world. Typical commodity groups in the Elia Group are: Substation technology, transformers, switchgear, converter and compensation equipment, offshore platforms/cables, pylons and overhead lines, underground cable routes, communication equipment and related services.


Your goal: Both sides, contractor and client, should benefit from the cooperation in the long term; to this end, you will develop intelligent (contract) instruments that make risks calculable. Where necessary, as a contract manager, you will continue to support suppliers and the associated contracts during the service provision phase.


To implement your strategy, you will work closely with your colleagues in the technical departments and projects during tenders and/or contract award negotiations.


Your competence profile:


  • Completed studies in a relevant field, for example as a business economist*, industrial engineer*, civil engineer*, electrical engineer*,
  • Organizational talent and initiative, team orientation, communication skills, an independent and solution-oriented approach to work, as well as analytical strength and affinity for numbers, 
  • Good knowledge of German and English (B2 to C1).

Not required, but welcome: 

  • (Sound) knowledge and practical experience in (strategic) purchasing, 
  • Previous knowledge of SAP,
  • Knowledge of public procurement law (sector regulation), 
  • French or Dutch language skills.

If you are interested in working with suppliers outside the German-speaking area, please send your application documents in English.

Flexi Compass - see how flexible this vacancy is


  • Working hours per week: 37 hours (full time),
  • Flexible working hours and a long term working time account supporting your work-life-balance,
  • The number of flex days is not limited,
  • No core working hours,
  • Mobile working, also from home, is possible.

Who we are?

We are 50Hertz - one of the four transmission system operators (TSOs) in Germany. Together with the Belgian electricity grid operator Elia (Brussels), we form the internationally active Elia Group. At 50Hertz, more than 1,600 people work to ensure that electricity flows reliably at all times, with low losses and optimised control over long distances. As a TSO, we play a key moderating role in the realisation of the energy transition from a social, technical and economic perspective. Our goal: to safely integrate 100 per cent renewable energy into the grid and system by 2032.

My new place of work

Berlin-Mitte - Heidestraße 2, 10557 Berlin

What are the benefits of working for 50Hertz?

37 hour week

Company pension

30 days of holiday

Flexitime with a long-term time account

Fair remuneration and a wide range of social benefits

Supported personal development


Towards a successful energy transition in a sustainable world
Towards a successful energy transition in a sustainable world

As one of the four transmission grid operators in Germany, 50Hertz is responsible for high-voltage power transmission; control at this level is decisive for the stability of the grid and to ensure a secure electricity supply in Germany and Europe. We are part of a European grid association, working closely with colleagues throughout Europe. 50Hertz is part of a European company, working alongside Belgian grid operator Elia in the Elia Group. We work together closely in many key areas. Individual activities such as IT or purchasing are organised at the group level, which means that in these areas colleagues from Elia and 50Hertz work in a team from both Berlin and Brussels.

Philipp Böll

Philipp Böll

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We welcome applications from people with disabilities. The 50Hertz Disabled Persons Representative (SBV) ( will be glad to advise you confidentially, including on the accessibility of our workplaces. If you would like to mention your (severe) disability already in the application form and/or your application, we will forward your application to the SBV so that they can actively support your application from the beginning.

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