You will be responsible for assigned Logistics Category and its corresponding supplier base in YEL, including defining and implementing category / sub-category (Transportation including all modes; Warehousing / 3PL; customs services and packaging) strategy
Identify potentials, lead supplier negotiations and implement potentials accordingly.
Ensure data transparency and high data quality in all Yazaki Purchasing used systems (. SAP)
Follow Yazaki Procedures (. Sourcing Approval), work and cooperate closely with Local Indirect Purchasing teams and other functions like Logistics Operations, Legal, Finance and Sales, ensure compliance across all Purchasing activities.
Ensure transparency in regard to contract management: reviewing terms and validities frequently. Ensure Global alignment with Yazaki North America (YNA)
You will monitor and provide all necessary reports and overviews throughout the organization on project status, cost saving, cost improvement performance or other Supply Management related tasks
Define, prioritize key projects and translate into objectives / action plans and drive execution to deliver required business results by leading projects and cross-functional teams.
Validate cost savings with relevant actors and support local purchasing to turn the identified cost savings opportunities into real savings.
Continuous Improvement of available Processes and Systems in respect of Indirect Purchasing
Robust experience (5 – 10 years) in the automotive industry, preferable having done (indirect ) Purchasing and Logistics activities
Knowledge of logistics market in Europe (road, sea, air, express, multimodal) – global experience will be as the plus
Familiar with customs processes and concerns when speaking about material flow
Warehousing experience in design with focus on sequencing process
Packaging expertise (one way and returnable)
You have a solid experience with negotiations and contract management of international suppliers with focus on logistics)
Strategic and analytical thinking combined with a strong target- and result-oriented approach
Demonstrate high personal motivation and ability to develop practical or innovative alternative approaches to meet objectives.
Excellent presentation skills
Business fluent in English (verbal and written), German is a plus
You have excellent IT skills: MS Office, SAP
You can provide functional leadership as a project manager in dedicated projects
What will we offer?
Competitive salary package
Extensive private medical insurance for you and your family (unlimited recommended investigations, dental benefits)