​Your job offer at 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (Elia Group)


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


Place of work: Berlin-Mitte - Heidestraße 2, 10557 Berlin 

Entry date: As soon as possible   

permanent | fulltime 

Job ID: 6191 

50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Berlin

The Elia Group transports electricity at extra-high voltage level. Two large European power grid operators make up the group: Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in northeastern Germany. Together we are an international team of 2500 colleagues. In the context of the energy transition, we are implementing major grid infrastructure projects with investments worth billions. This is only possible with strong and reliable suppliers and service providers. Finding and retaining these is one of the challenging tasks of Elia Group's purchasing department. 



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.




  • Comprehensive induction and individual training opportunities,
  • Responsible activity for ensuring the power supply,
  • Technically demanding work environment,
  • High level of job security with long-term prospects,
  • Collectively bargained company and works council,
  • 30 days vacation,
  • Free drinks (coffee, cocoa, tea, water),
  • Company pension plan,
  • A multiple award-winning employer: Top Company (kununu, 2023); FairCompany (Handelsblatt, 2023); Most Wanted Employer (Die Zeit, 2023); Top Employer for IT Jobs (CHIP, 2023); Dream Employer: Innovative. Digital. Sustainable (FAZ Institute, 2022); Fair Training & Fair Trainee Program (Trendence, 2023); Germany's Most Family-Friendly Companies (Freundin, 2022).
  • ... and more on our careers website.

Your application


We are constantly screening, so please apply as soon as possible. Please upload your CV and references (stating your salary expectations and availability or notice period) via our application form.


Please do not hesitate to apply, even if you do not match the competence profile 1:1 in all points.


Would you like to learn more? Do you have (technical) questions about the task? Then write to work@50hertz.com. Please refer to the job ID 7073 in the email subject.


We welcome applications from people with disabilities. The 50Hertz Disabled Persons Representative (SBV) (sbv@50hertz.com) 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.


50Hertz Transmission GmbH – a company of the European Elia Group

Human Resources, Verena Niebur, work@50hertz.com