Program Buyer Electronics

  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 21.09.2021
    Short company description

    VLSER Vision:

    We aim to be the best electronics provider for intelligent vehicle lighting.

    VLSER Mission:

    Our people are the key drivers for our success.

    We ensure sustainable economic growth and a constant contribution to our customer’s success through innovative and high-quality products.

    To actively support the development of the product from concept to manufacturing

    The team strives to continuously improve our performance, anticipate & drive change in order to be one step ahead.

    Currently we are looking to expand our team and find some new enthusiastic and creative colleagues.

    If you like new challenges, have automotive background or want to learn about it then we would like to meet you.

    Varroc Lighting Systems is a global automotive supplier providing custom design solutions and innovative product development for exterior vehicle lighting systems. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, we manufacture world-class lighting created through our leading-edge global manufacturing capabilities.

    Varroc Lighting Systems is a premier developer and manufacturer of next-generation external lighting systems and vehicle control electronics for the automotive and two-wheeler industries. Focused on safety, mobility, and style, Varroc Lighting Systems brings leading-edge technology to the mainstream automotive market with high-quality and cost-competitive solutions. Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, U.S., the company has more than 8,000 employees worldwide with operations in in 17 countries and capabilities on every continent where vehicles are produced. Varroc Lighting Systems is a key member of the Varroc Group family of automotive components businesses.


    Bachelors Degree with a business or technical background.
    3 plus years of experience in Purchasing Electronics or related field within Automotive Industry.
    Strong negotiation and communication skills
    Excellent Presenting skills
    Highly collaborative and able to work as a peer within a regional and global organization
    Excellent communication skills in an international environment
    Multicultural fit
    Hands on mentality
    SAP good knowledge.


    Plan, organize, and control activities related to the Purchasing Operations function with the objective of optimizing the total cost of purchases specific to programs
    Initiates the RFQ's and negotiates for best prices with suppliers (approved by commodities) on the specific programs.
    Analyze quotes from Suppliers & costs from potential suppliers and prepare for management review.
    Lead supplier program kick-off meetings with High-impact suppliers.
    Responsible to processing design changes requests towards suppliers and be a part of the change management team until PPAP.
    Release purchase orders for samples according to project requirements
    Request supplier Tool progress report and check tool readiness with Tool coordinator support. Manage tool audits at supplier.
    Support PSW according to internal guideline and support project team when escalated due to supplier passivity.
    Support project management with EnterProj inputs like supplier sheet, LRR, EP tasks AND V-buyer for Awards and SNL execution.
    Manage Risk/Issues/Opportunities (RIOs) within EnterProj to escalate program issues within the organization.
    Make Capacity studies according to changed mix rates and volumes. Share piece price and investments impact with Program manager to share it with customer.
    Report the supplier launch readiness to program management on a regular base.
    Manage purchasing activities related to design changes and price negotiation for new engineering level
    Verifies capacities and acquires cost regarding carry-over parts (incl. expanded tooling capacity for the additional quantities)
    Ensures purchased components on time, correct volume and quality for project requirements with logistics method as set up in the system

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