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Category Buyer Europe Forging/Machining/Sintering (m/f/d)

Location: Schwaig-Oberding, Bayern, Germany
Job ID: R0003313
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2021
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Hitachi Astemo Europe GmbH
Profession (Job Category): ProcurementCustomer Service & Contact Center Operations
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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We are part of Hitachi Astemo focusing on world-leading advanced mobility solutions within the fields of electrification, autonomous driving, and connectivity to help reduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort. Together, we contribute to a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customers and form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems. Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

We recruit and develop people from diverse backgrounds who can bring their skills and experience to our organization and make us even more effective.  Own the Future and become a part of the team and join our organization in Europe as

Category Buyer Europe Forging/Machining/Sintering (m/f/d)

In this position you will manage purchasing contents of projects by focusing on early involvement of purchasing, technology mapping, material target costing, and sourcing activities as well as actively supporting the category management.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Collect regional, category, supplier specific information
  • Propose strategic path to Global Category Manager based on the information gathered
  • 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
  • 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

Profile and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor/master’s degree in engineering, business studies or equivalent
  • At least 5 years of experience working in purchasing service
  • Robust automotive and supplier knowledge
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Fluent English (French beneficial)
  • Implementation & Result Orientation
  • Influence & Persuasion
  • Collaboration & Teamwork

Why Hitachi Astemo?

At Hitachi Astemo, Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit are practiced values – we respect each other, never pass the buck and work creatively to accomplish our mission. Our people are given exciting opportunities to develop and grow in a truly international business, where they are proud to be part of a collaborative and innovative team. Diversity & Inclusion is valued to build and leverage an inclusive work environment and embrace diversity to unlock our full potential. We believe that this will give us the strength to drive great innovations to create new values for people, vehicles and the society, and to unlock our full potential to become a global leader in everything we do. 

Sound Interesting? Then we would like to get to know you. Apply online via our career site - we look forward to receiving your application!

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