Advanced Purchasing Engineer for AM - PUR (TM)

Employer: Continental
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 21.06.2024
    Remote work: On-site

    Job Description

    • Representing purchasing in the quote and project team from acquisition phase to project SOP and responsible for all material specific topics for the projects of our AM business area; 
    • Commercial evaluation of the material - BOM (Bill of Material) for all specific products from platform products with accent on understanding of cost drivers;
    • Material target achievement: tracking of actual BOM costs versus award BOM (PCIS), definition of countermeasures together with project team and escalation to management of supplier, Category and Segment Management;
    • Supporting cost-optimization-concepts in quote and project team for securing commercial targets during development by using technology and supplier benchmark activities and seeking for innovative and competitive supplier ideas, developing and implementing potential value analysis;
    • Securing usage of right material components as well of suitable software solutions in BOM (Component Review Meetings) for best competitiveness and material supply;
    • Securing sourcing process including milestone tracking, Audit relevant documentation and participation and escalation in project review meeting within the segment;
    • Supporting actively cost reduction programs for platform products after SOP by introduction of new components/technologies(re-design to cost and cost& value analysis).

    • Completed studies (B.A., M.A., Dipl.) in economics or engineering or a comparable field of study;
    • Several years of professional experience in purchasing (operational & strategic) favorable;
    • Several years of professional experience in the area of electronics;
    • international experience in studies or profession is an advantage;
    • Very good negotiation techniques;
    • Strong analytical skills and strategic thinking;
    • Fluency in written and spoken English (German is a plus);
    • Advanced negotiation and communication skills.

    Additional Information

    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.


    • 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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