Lead Buyer for Electronics and Electromechanics
We develop and produce mechanical and electrical locksets for the automotive industry worldwide.
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst develops and produces mechanical and electronic key systems, lock sets, steering locks and remote control systems for the automotive industry.
Founded in 1908 in Velbert, the company first supplied lock sets to Mercedes Benz (now Daimler AG) in 1920. Today, Huf has approx. 9,300 employees located in 19 countries worldwide.
More than 300 designers and technicians working in the offices in Velbert and Günding (Germany), in Milwaukee (USA) and in Chonan (Korea) are engaged in research and development.
Huf was the first company to develop components for the new car access and immobilization systems "Passive Entry" and "Keyless Go".
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
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