Project Buyer

  • Engineering
  • Production
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Mioveni
  • Updated at: 06.02.2023
    Short company description

    We are RIAN & Partners, a 100% Romanian concept – recruitment agency and we provide specialized human resources management services within the industrial field.

    Our goal is clear and simple: to improve every recruitment and organizational development processes. We support ambitious businesses to find the proper human capital for their development plans. We offer guidance to dynamic candidates in order to find their dream job.


    Bachelor’s degree in Technical / Economical field
    +2 years’ work experience in Purchasing, previous experience in a Project Buyer position is an advantage;
    Strong technical aptitude in working with MS Office Excel (Excel, Word) and Google suite;
    Norms and financial rules knowledge; Knowledge in SAP represents an advantage;
    Knowledge and experience in purchasing, industrial, engineering, project, production, quality field;
    Legislation and rules for financial aspects;
    Advanced communication and negotiation skills, good customer / supplier focus skills;
    A strong sense of self-discipline, keen sense of urgency and results oriented;
    Analytical skills to make correlation and synthesis and rapidly translate them into usable data;
    Good communication and negotiation skills;
    Fluent in English (speaking, writing, reading).


    Supports Project Manager in Preparation of Sourcing Plan to define mutual project commitments and conditions to proceed with Pre-SoCo (RFQ), SoCo (Award) and SOP at required QCD conditions;
    Confirm project team commitments in company systems;
    Selects supplier bid-list based on Compliant Segment Panel and liaise with Project and Segment organizations to identify bundle opportunities;
    Identifies Critical Parts as per group definitions and review contingency plan with related project team members (anticipated design Reviews, S-VRF, possible specification changes…);
    Request PM arbitration when required;
    Co-ordinates S-VRF definition and upload in the system by each PTM and plan Supplier Design reviews to: ensure Supplier full understanding, capture improvement proposals, obtain Supplier acceptance of Plant Requirements, enhances competition at equivalent scope;
    Makes the best possible use of all the system features and promotes its usage among his project team;
    Involves Segment Leader (or Group Segment Director) in appropriate timing to share project constraints and propose sourcing strategy compliant with Group Segment Strategy;
    Assess pre-selected suppliers risk impacts on the project related to Development or Production capacity, Technical or Quality capability, financial sustainability;
    Proposes with Project team & Commodity organization mitigation plan and ensures it is properly recorded in PuMa Pre-SoCo & SoCo section and/or One-page documents;
    Proposes Lotting and RFP tactics and anticipate use of Auctions with the Project Team;
    Performs RFQ Process via PuMa & Auction (Live or Online);
    Leverages commodity organizations to reach pre-sourcing, sourcing decisions and meet project targets;
    Anticipate and escalate whenever needed to the appropriate organizational level issues to ensure required Risk mitigation plans, SoCo decisions, QCD project targets, Segment strategies are enforced;
    Ensures timely sign off with stakeholders to achieve successful auction events;
    Ensures permanent update of Sourcing process milestones (Pre-SoCo , SoCo.. ) to guarantee reliability of SoCo forecast to enable anticipation of bundling opportunity and business link item selection;
    Liaises with Productivity Buyers to identify possible P/N for Business Link application prior auction/SoCo;
    Pilot and forecast the project purchasing index and lead the productivity action plan (VP & PTBV) to reach CAA Targets;
    Ensures proper transfer to Serial Production including Productivity Actions yet to implement (PTBV);
    Ensure creation of Early Open Order in SAP in coordination with productivity buyers;
    Defines and controls communication flows and contents between project teams and suppliers. Ensures all necessary documentation (Project & Supplier) is properly stored in PuMa (contracts, LON, LTA, BL);
    Manages achievement of all project milestones related to suppliers and follows progress of PQA stages.

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