Advanced Purchasing Engineer

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Employer: Vitesco Technologies
  • Engineering
  • IT Hardware
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 23.12.2023
    Remote work: On-site

    We are actively searching a person with strong background in Purchasing to join our team. Engineering knowledge is an advantage, but it's not mandatory experience.

    Main activities:

    • Purchasing Representative in Project team from acquisition phase until SOP, sub-Project Manager for Purchasing content, ensures early involvement of purchasing and supplier;
    • Supporting activities planned by the business field to harmonize business strategies with purchasing strategies and implement them in day-to-day activities;
    • Follow-up on supplier and material status during product development phase, e.g. requests for quotation, in-time sourcing, continuous feedback of APQP / PPAP status from SQM;
    • Push design to cost / target cost process to attain the target costs derived from target costs workshop for materials;
    • To reduce total material costs by fulfilling the required functions;
    • Perform Cost Reduction Programs (CRP) for BU's products after SOP, push Re-design to cost and CRP programs;
    • Project support for medium to high complex projects in business fields to deliver, on time, all related matters by optimum inputs for quotes, workshops, BOM evaluation and implementation of potential savings in the project;
    • Support technical change process after SOP, is offering support for the Second Sourcing to secure permanent supplies with competitive terms;
    • Contributes by providing input/development and to implementation of purchasing strategies to have influence at supplier level and thus provide competitive proposals for product improvements;
    • Is offering support for the carrying out benefit analysis workshops with key suppliers to concentrate on the key functions of the components/project;
    • Contributes to the preparation of sourcing decisions to guarantee sourcing decisions that correspond to the sourcing strategy;
    • Is offering support for the Market analysis (national/international) to acquire new suppliers and new technologies in the deployment of suppliers;
    • Carrying out supplier evaluation to concentrate on the best suppliers and improve the current supplier base;
    • Provide support on local purchasing topics for market analysis and localization efforts and visit potential suppliers.


    • Degree in business administration, engineering, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering;
    • Experience in Advanced/Project Purchasing - (mechanic parts and/or electronic) is a plus;
    • Autonomous, driven, passionate by a challenging environment;
    • Very good communication and networking skills;
    • Experience in working in interdisciplinary teams;
    • Very good Microsoft Office skills;
    • Business fluent language skills in English (spoken and in writing), German is a plus;
    • Ability to negotiate and operate in different cultures and to work under pressure.

    We are Passionate about:

    • Bringing in our expertise to drive results through our Integration Program in a professional & dynamic team;
    • Fostering a company culture that stand by our employees through our medical subcription plans: medical insurance, life insurance, 1000 RON net/Year for dental services.

    We are Pioneering about:

    • Sustainability, which is at the core of our mission to power clean mobility;
    • The key scope of our business which is electrification in the automotive industry;
    • We want you to have the opportunity to work wherever is best for you:
      • Our "Mobile Work Policy" gives our employees the opportunity to achieve the best possible balance between work and their private life.

    We are Partnering about:

    • Believing in good pay for good performance by offering:
      • Competitive salaries based on performance, commitment and results;
      • 13th Salary;
      • 30 RON/net meal tickets.
    • Building an empowering working environment through our Mentorship Program ensured by experienced colleagues for a period of 6 months;
    • Cross-moving, which allows you to follow your desired professional path and align your future career with our product diversity;
    • Encouraging our employees to pursue their interests, skills, experiences and talents and we support them by: Bookster subscription, 7Card, gym memberships, discounts to our partners, trainings, growing number of vacation days, referral bonuses.

    #LI-PM1, #LI-Hybrid

    Working Time: Full time

    Your Contact Partner: Paula-Lorena Manole