Strategic commodity buyer

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Employer: MAHLE
  • Acquisitions - Logistics - Supplies
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: > 5 years of experience
  • Arad
  • Deva
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 17.03.2019
    Short company description

    MAHLE este un partener international de top in dezvoltarea si furnizarea de produse pentru industria automobilelor, precum si un pionier pentru o mobilitate a viitorului. Portofoliul de produse al grupului se adreseaza tuturor aspectelor cruciale privind tehnologiile pentru sistemele de propulsie si aer conditionat – atat pentru vehicule cu motor cu combustie, cat si pentru „e-mobility”.

    In 2017, grupul a generat vanzari de aproximativ 12.8 miliarde Euro, cu aproximativ 78.000 angajati si e reprezentat in 32 de tari, cu aproximativ 170 locatii de productie si 16 centre R&D.


    • Work experience >3 years in purchasing, automotive experience of advantage
    • Degree in engineering, industrial engineering or business administration
    • Foreign language skills: English business fluent
    • Good technical expertise and negotiation skills


    Execution of purchase activities
    • Collect information about prices, suppliers, technical changes within the field of responsibilities.
    • Clarify demands with related functions.
    • Align prices and delivery times with requirements.
    • Clarify the technical requirements and quality requirements based on drawings, specifications etc.
    • Select suppliers for RFQ process. Initiate technical verification.
    • Initiate VA/VE activities.
    • Follow-up deliveries.
    Purchasing strategy
    • Implement purchase strategies and participate in the development of these in consultation with the supervisor respectively the related lead buyer.
    • Negotiate quantities, prices, delivery times, and delivery conditions within the authorization related with the position.
    • Beyond this, prepare requested documentation, support negotiations and initiate internal decisions.
    Price comparisons
    • Generate price comparisons with the goal to optimize the supply situation, initiate e.g. VA/VE activities, validations, etc.

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