Advanced Purchaser for BU VNI CCN - Purchasing TSR

Employer: Continental
  • Sales
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 21.09.2021

    As Advanced Purchaser you are Purchasing Representative in the quote and project team from acquisition phase to project SOP and responsible for all material specific topics, in detail for: 1) commercial evaluation of the material - BOM (Bill of Material) for all specific products of Business Unit Connected Car Networking for Europe Segments;

    * Calculation of Bill-of-Material (BOM) in quote and development phase;
    * Responsible for material target achievement: tracking of actual BOM costs versus award BOM (PCIS), definition of countermeasures together with project team and escalation to management of supplier, Category and Segment Management;
    * Supporting cost-optimization-concepts in quote and project team for securing commercial targets during development by using technology and supplier benchmark activities and seeking for innovative and competitive supplier ideas; 2) implementing and transferring Continental?s material strategy into project life as interacting contact partner of project team with Category Purchasing;
    * Continuous exchange and alignment of Business Unit strategy with supplier and material strategy with Category Purchasing and Central Engineering; 3) defining and controlling the project milestones and steering countermeasures with early escalation towards suppliers:
    * including actively relevant suppliers in all development steps;
    * securing usage of newest material components in BOM (Component Review Meetings) for best competitiveness and material supply; 4) driving actively sourcing process;
    * responsible for all supplier quotations (Request for Quotation - RFQ) and securing competition by tailored supplier choice in alignment with sourcing team;
    * implementation of supplier and material strategy;
    * securing sourcing process including milestone tracking, Audit relevant documentation and participation and escalation in project review meeting within the segment; 5) supporting actively cost reduction programs for specific products after SOP by introduction of new components and/or suppliers (re-design to cost).

    Position Requirements:

    * Academic degree in business administration or engineering;
    * Management skills, tools and techniques which ensures a strategic, profit and resulted oriented handling (Benchmarking, Presentation, etc.);
    * Human relations skills (team skills, conflict management, open-mindedness, networking);
    * Communication skills including Presentation and Negotiation techniques also operating in different cultures;
    * Problem solving and decision-making tools and techniques;
    * Procurement Process and Product Life Cycle (PLC) knowledge;
    * Risk Management knowledge;
    * Technical understanding of specific components and automotive requirements.

    What we offer:

    * Integration Program in a professional, young & dynamic team;
    * Competitive Salaries (based on performance) & Benefits;
    * Health & Wellness (Private Health and Dental Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
    * Professional Development Opportunities and clear career path (in Technical and Managerial Area);
    * Stability;
    * International Work Environment & Traveling Opportunities;
    * Relocation Package for non-Timisoara Residents;
    * Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals.

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