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Category buyer

Location: Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou France
Job ID: R0011756
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo France S.A.S.
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Area of Accountabilities

Key Activities

Market intelligence and budget preparation

  • Collect regional, category, supplier specific information
  • Propose strategic path to Global Category Manager based on the information gathered
  • Propose ideas for cost reduction/avoidance, Continuous Improvement
  • Participate actively in annual budget preparation

Perform sourcing and ensure commercial supplier performance

  • Negotiate annually or on spot with suppliers (prices, payment

terms, tooling, commercial clauses, capacity issues, EOL…)

  • Negotiate and formalize contracts
  • Lead the sourcing decisions in her/his area of responsibility based on the category strategy and Business Units expectations / timing
  • Prepare cost estimation (for BU during acquisition phase), including request of “should cost” to Cost Engineering team
  • Ensure category strategy implementation
  • Support BU for VEC initiatives and corresponding negotiations with suppliers
  • Report KPI by part number and supplier

Manage supplier base

  • Develop regional supply base and manage relationship with local suppliers
  • Track local supplier performance and compliance
  • Update negotiation strategy based on the situation
  • Support BU and Regions in case of supplier issues / escalation
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