Job details

Commodity Buyer

Looking for Premium Talent
Career level
Middle (2-5 years), Senior (5-10 years)
Employment type
Full time
Spoken languages
English - Advanced , German - Medium
Hiring candidates willing to relocate
Number of vacancies

The general purpose of the job:
Execute the purchasing activities within defined commodities. Ensure in-time availability of components in right quality fulfilling the cost targets.

Tasks, attributions and job activities:

Execution of purchase activities
Collect information about prices, suppliers, technical changes within the field of responsibilities. Clarify demands with related functions. Align prices and delivery times with requirements. Clarify the technical requirements and quality requirements based on drawings, specifications etc. Select suppliers for RFQ process. Initiate technical verification. Initiate VA/VE activities. Follow-up deliveries Purchasing strategy

Implement purchase strategies and participate in the development of these in consultation with the supervisor respectively the related lead buyer.
Negotiate quantities, prices, delivery times, and delivery conditions within the authorization related with the position. Beyond this, prepare requested documentation, support negotiations and initiate internal decisions.
Price comparisons
Generate price comparisons with the goal to optimize the supply situation, initiate . VA/VE activities, validations, etc.
Project Management for Purchasing Projects
Overall responsibility for the successful execution of Purchasing projects in order to achieve the project objectives concerning costs, quality and timing Coordination of project team members, customers, internal and external development partners, suppliers and production facilities
Functional leadership of the project team where purchasing has the lead Planning and assigning work packages to the team while monitoring and controlling the progress Project reporting and presentation to management committees Create and maintain transparency within the project
Application of company standards / methods / processes and implication of MAHLE global commodity strategies.
Supplier visits / meetings (including domestic and international travel as required);
Internal and external reporting, including related activities; required)
Collaboration in projects and documentation / presentation of results;
Purchased component price negotiation;
MSP Realization for Purchased component;

Engineering degree or equivalent;
Work experience >3 years in purchasing, automotive experience of advantage
Degree in engineering, industrial engineering or business administration
Foreign language skills: English business fluent
Good technical expertise and negotiation skills
Leadership capability (able to lead and drive);
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IT – Tools (MS Office& SAP R3);
Technical, manufacturing and process knowledge;
Competency in quality methods and tools (. TS, Problem solving, FMEA, SPC, MSA, GD&T)
Commercial knowledge
Negotiation abilities;
Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
Ability to work and communicate efficiently in different cultures;
Fluent in English (strong communication skills, both verbal and written);
Other foreign language skills is a plus.

Please apply to this job with CV full completed in English.