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Buyer – Indirect Materials

Looking for Premium Talent
Career level
Middle (2-5 years), Senior (5-10 years), Executive (>10 years)
Employment type
Full time
Spoken languages
English - Medium
* all languages are compulsory
Number of vacancies

What will your job be about

• Purchase indirect materials, goods, services and equipment to ensure that the company operational needs are met, considering cost, quality and delivery targets and to ensure continuity of supply

• Perform market research based on the technical information received from the initiator of the request

• Identify and evaluate potential suppliers according to the YAZAKI’s procedures; negotiate offers, prepare comparative cost analysis & reports; contribute to performance reviews to ensure contract compliance

• Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations

• Work closely with Category Buyers in order to identify cost savings opportunities

• Prepare and submit Sourcing Approval (SAS) package for approval (supplier quotes, comparison sheet, recommendation sheet, presentation) for Supply Management Approval

• Act as an interface between Category buyers, local supplier base  and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new projects and activities

• Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organization

• Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers

• Provide analysis on costs, new and existing and review cost reduction activities

• Prepare reports and updates as and when required

• Work closely with local and regional buyers, review opportunities for continuous improvement and business improvements

• Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilizing negotiation and procurement best practice tools and methods

• Create, send and track the purchase orders to the suppliers

• Monitor all open purchase orders and follow-up deliveries

• Build, maintain and manage supplier relationships and keep up good communications

• Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships

• Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process.

• Understand and follow European Purchasing roles & responsibilities and support Category buyers supplier strategies (preferred supplier base, reduction of suppliers, payment terms etc.)

What We Are Looking For

University degree in Technical, Economical or Legal field

Relevant Acquisition Experience – min 3 years

Good knowledge of negotiation, trade understanding and cost breakdown;

Good knowledge MS Office,

Knowledge of SAP system – advantages

Intermediate English;

Able to perform in a fast-paced environment and able to learn new things easily.