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Category Buyer (m/f/d)

Location: Rosswein, Sachsen, Germany
Job ID: R0000994
Date Posted: Dec 18, 2020
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH
Profession (Job Category): Customer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe is focused on automotive components and systems. Our industry expert partners with our well-known customers forming the foundation of our success. Together we contribute to society with technological innovations and trendsetting ideas as well as comprehensive competences. Become part of our team and join our organization at our plant in Roßwein (near Dresden) as

Category Buyer (m/f/d)

As Category Buyer for machining, stamping, springs and forging you will manage purchasing contents of projects by focusing on early involvement of purchasing, technology mapping, material target costing, and sourcing activities. You will report to the European Head of Procurement.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Drive the sourcing process during product development through RFQs, feasibility study, supplier selection, negotiation of prices, closure of contracts and sourcing decision
  • Follow and push design to cost approach based on cost-structure-analysis and should-cost calculation
  • Support internal stakeholders with cost estimation and cost plausibility check
  • Manage information and define measures for achieving targets to control procurement activities in a result-oriented manner
  • Conduct contract negotiations, establish concepts and define and execute strategies which guarantee uninterrupted supply at optimum conditions including quality and delivery
  • Define and carry out contract negotiations concepts and strategies with global approach leading to an agreement being signed
  • Initiate and drive demand pooling across locations to ensure optimum use of purchasing power and to optimize pricing of supplier components
  • Market analysis and risk management
  • Build and manage supplier relationships and develop sourcing strategies
  • Act as an escalation path within the project team for supplier issues to drive performance/expectations

Profile and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in a technical area or business science
  • 5+ years of experience in Purchasing functions in the Automotive Business
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction is required as well as strong verbal and written communication skills in German and English
  • Well organized, inquisitive, and independent attitude to work
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in parallel while paying adequate attention to detail
  • Willingness and interest for international teamwork

We offer

We have varied and challenging tasks waiting for your commitment and initiative. In return, we offer you an interesting job with attractive conditions and a pleasant working atmosphere.  Sounds Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your documents!

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