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Direct Category Buyer and assistant GCM

Location: Rüsselheim, Hessen, Germany
Job ID: R0034189
Date Posted: Nov 16, 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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  • Category Buyer for Europe Region,  

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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