For over 60 years our Client has been designing, developing and producing, in fullautonomy, switches protection relays and resistors dedicated to the most advanced and demandingapplications of transportation, urban mobility and industry. Main Task :
Manage the Global / Regional Commodity Team per (sub-)Commodity. Leads commodity specific local buyers.
Ensures creation of a comprehensive (sub-)commodity strategies and aligns strategy (incl. technology roadmap and standardization) with the respective stakeholders in interface departments : within Purchasing (to Supplier Quality Purchasing Regions, VA / VE & Cost Engineering team, Key Projects, Controlling, Tools & Processes) and beyond Purchasing to CoCs, Business Units, Quality, Production, Supply Chain teams
Ensure operationalization and implementation of the (sub-)commodity strategies
Analyzes and observes the relevant procurement markets on a regular base
Responsibility for in-time supplier identification, selection, ramp-up & development acc. to the commodity strategy acc.
to best-in class TCO comparison; Drives & moderates all major sourcing decisions harmonized with the locations and Purchasing organizations;
Defines final supplier pool; Prepares & leads Sourcing Boards and Councils decisions globally if applicable
Take responsibility on the savings pipeline generation & decision making in terms of negotiation & relocation
Negotiate pooled demand across locations for volume runners & coordinates negotiations for the rest
Support the Value Analyses / Value Engineering unit in creating technical savings
Key interface for related departments in high level escalation topics with suppliers (e.g. Production, Quality and Supply Chain) for the respective commodity.
Establishes long term relationships with strategic suppliers on all levels and coordinates regular business reviews on top management level
Responsibility for the Global / Regional supplier contract coverage and negotiation of those (e.g. Confidentially Agreement, Master Supplier Agreement, Quality Assurance Agreement, and the respective modules) incl.
Payables Management for the respective commodity
Performs supplier evaluations regularly, sets targets for strategic A-Suppliers
Builds up "In depth knowledge" in his area of responsibility
Manage RFIs, RFQs, NDAs, negotiates prices & conditions, safety stock, consignment stock agreements and all commercial topics.
Full determination and ability to autonomously work in functional management, and in cross-locational European teams, and to drive actions till full implementation.
Qualifications : - A degree in a technical and / or economical discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering) or strong technical and commercial experience Working background : - Proven purchasing experience in international company (>
10 years)- Good knowledge in purchasing and procurement methods and processes- technical experience, focusing on sheet Metal work, welding, filters is an advantage.
Basic skills : - Microsoft Office : Excel, Word, Power Point, SAP or equivalent ERP- Experience in creating analytical reports related to procurement.
Language skills : - English fluent Functional skills : - Negotiation skills- Presentation skills- Analytical thinking- Professional Purchasing / Procurement knowledge- Good legal contractual knowledge- Project management skills- Operation knowledge appreciated- Experience in supporting Global organizations Attitudes : - Proactive, creative and self-responsible person- Good communicator- Team player in multicultural team- Punctuality, precision and completeness- Proactive problem-solving approach- Willingness to travel till 25% of the working time