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Friction category lead buyer Europe

Location: Drancy France
Job ID: R0030291
Date Posted: Nov 2, 2023
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 European, category, supplier specific information
  • Propose strategic path to Global Category Manager
  • Provide economic insights and trends on European market
  • Propose new ideas of savings or cost avoidance
  • Active participation in budget preparation and achievement

Perform sourcing and ensure commercial supplier performance

  • Send RFQ to suppliers
  • Prepare cost estimation (for BU during acquisition phase), including request of “should cost” to Cost Engineering team
  • Negotiate and formalize contracts
  • Organize and lead the sourcing decisions in her/his area of responsibility based on the category strategy and Business Units expectations
  • Negotiate annually or on spot with suppliers (prices, payment terms, tooling, commercial clauses, …)
  • Report KPI by part number and supplier

Manage supplier base

  • Maintain and develop contacts with suppliers
  • Develop supplier panel
  • Ensure commercial supplier performance and compliance
  • Contribute to projects to optimize supplier performance

Support plants

  • Support Business Unit plants in any operational discussions with suppliers in case of escalation requested (quality, delivery, …)

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