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Regional Category Buyer

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Location: Drancy France
Job ID: R0017327
Date Posted: Jan 25, 2024
Segment: Astemo
Business Unit: Hitachi Astemo
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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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
► 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
► 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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