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Lead Buyer for Electronics and Electromechanics

Nivelul carierei
Middle (2-5 ani), Senior (5-10 ani)
Tip job
Full time
Limbi vorbite
Engleză - Avansat
* toate limbile sunt obligatorii
Posturi disponibile


We are a leading developer and manufacturer of mechanical and electronic locking systems as well as car access and authorization systems for the global automotive industry. Founded in 1908 in Velbert, Germany, we are an independent, family-owned company with around 7,800 employees at locations in Europe, America and Asia and achieved sales of around EUR 1 billion in the financial year 2020.

Key Activities:

  • Lead tactical material group processes and define priorities within global material group team and in alignment with Material Group Management
  • Participate actively on the scouting for new suppliers with the aim to optimize the portfolio of the sub-commodities 
  • Leading sourcing processes, including RFQs, benchmarking, negotiations, offer and scenario analysis and final recommendation
  • Execution of negotiations with regional suppliers (. price discussions, terms of delivery and payment, new business decisions, etc.)
  • Work on Carry Over projects (check capacity and supplier performance)
  • Collaborate with Risk Management for the implementation of product discontinuations in series production
  • Prepare specific periodic reports (keeping to the budget analysis, objectives, evaluation of portfolio performance etc.)
  • Maintaining good knowledge of the current market and future trends to support identification of alternative sources
  • Improve constantly the performance and prices of assigned suppliers and the supplier portfolio.
  • Responsible for all supplier-related purchasing issues, prices, capacity, changes during the series phase
  • Support the project Buyer function during project acquisition and Project development


  • University degree (technical or economics)
  • Minimum 3-year experience on a similar position in automotive field
  • Competent knowledge of commercial legislation
  • Good knowledge of IATF 16949
  • Experience in using PPAP and APQP
  • Very good PC knowledge (MS Office package)
  • Practice with SAP is an advantage
  • Very good knowledge of the English language (German knowledge is an advantage)
  • Good communication and negotiations skills, excellent team player
  • Willing to travel, mainly in European region


  • Induction and training programs
  • Competitive salary and flexible benefits (sports, transport, holiday reward )
  • Health and well-being (medical care, lunch vouchers )
  • Professional development both technical and managerial
  • Special fidelity package



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