Category Purchaser for Production Equipment-RO-HU-SRB region TM

Employer: Continental
Domain:
  • Engineering
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 0 - 1 years of experience
    Location:
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 02.07.2022

    Job Description:

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



    * Drives and supports project negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of all locations of Continental Automotive in region Romania-Hungary-Serbia.
    * Actively influences the sourcing process during development phase by:

    1 Alignment with purchasing management and project team;
    2 Negotiation of prices, commercial terms and closure of legally binding contracts for projects; above 100.000 i (including face-to-face negotiation)
    3 Supplier selection.

    * Meets engineering teams and management in their locations: ensures early involvement in the project and keeps customer focus.
    * Conducts market analysis.
    * Development of the suppliers from the region (including supplier visits).
    * Tracks improvement programs with suppliers.
    * Conducts market analysis.
    * Supports the project team by troubleshooting and escalation at supplier.
    * Contributes to the yearly supplier strategy in the region.
    * Ensures that Continental's Category strategy is respected by the locations.
    * Ensures alignment of purchasing activities with corporate guideline and fulfills compliance requirements.

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    Job Requirements:



    * University degree in Economics, Business Administration or Mechanical Engineering;
    * Several years of professional experience in purchasing preferably within the Automotive Industry;
    * Fluent Business English;
    * German knowledge is an advantage;
    * Advanced knowledge of MS Office package programs;
    * Stress resistance, conflict resolution abilities, assertiveness;
    * Intercultural sensitivity besides good networking and communication skills;
    * Ready to travel by car (max 25% from time).

    What we offer:

    Pay for Performance:



    * Achievement Bonuses and Rewards;
    * Relocation Bonus for non-Timisoara Residents;
    * Recommendation Bonuses for new team members;
    * Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals.

    Wellbeing:



    * Health & Wellness (Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
    * Different discounts (glasses, tires, medical, shopping);
    * In-house restaurant & coffee corners.

    Life-Long Learning:



    * Technical, Soft Skills & Leadership trainings;
    * Dedicated Programs and Conferences;
    * Free Language Courses (English, German, French etc);
    * Access to e-learning platforms;
    * Career development opportunities (local and international);
    * Internal development communities (Experts, Agile Community of Practice, Artificial Intelligence etc).

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