Category Purchaser Mechanical Components - Purchasing TSR

Employer: Continental
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Others
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
  • Arad
  • Lugoj
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 16.10.2021

    The Category Purchaser is actively supporting the category management in the definition of the supply strategy and negotiation with suppliers to achieve best market conditions for Continental.


    * Conducts market analysis;
    * Update yearly strategy with cross functional partners;
    * Ensures Continentals requirements are reflected in the strategy of the category;
    * Ensures in time implementation of correct data in the respective systems;
    * Responsible for data maintenance and target achievement in the respective systems;
    * Ensures fulfillment of requirements with legally binding contracts;
    * Actively influence the sourcing process during development phase;
    * Drive yearly price negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of Continental Automotive;
    * Track improvement programs with suppliers;
    * Supports re-design to cost on project level and cost reduction programs.


    * University degree in Economics, Business Administration or Mechanical Engineering;
    * Several years of professional experience in purchasing preferably within the automotive industry;
    * Advanced knowledge of MS Office package (programs and SAP R/3);
    * Fluent Business English;
    * German knowledge is an advantage;
    * Stress resistance, conflict resolution abilities, assertiveness;
    * Intercultural sensitivity beside good networking and communication skills.

    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 (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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