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Category Buyer

Job ID: req1734
Date Posted: Mar 26, 2022
Segment: Smart Life
Business Unit: Hitachi Automotive
Company Name: Chassis Brakes International

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Category Buyer-ANGERS

Job Family : Purchasing

Level of Experience :Experienced

We arepart ofHitachiAstemofocusingonworld-leading advancedmobility solutions withinthe fields ofelectrification, autonomous driving, and connectivityto helpreduce environmental damage, decrease traffic accidents, and improve comfort.Together,wecontributeto a sustainable society and improved quality of life by providing mobility solutions that satisfy our customersand form the future core of automotive and motorcycle systems.Our people are at the heart of achieving these goals, and we are proud to bean equal opportunities employer.

Our Brake Business Unit is one of the world's largest manufacturers of automotive braking solutions. Our products - disc brakes, drum brakes, electro-mechanical parking brakes and rotors - are dedicated to passenger cars, light commercial and two-wheeler vehicles through original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket distribution channels. We have a global footprint with operations in Europe, Asia, South Africa, North and South America.

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 Futureandbecome a part of the team andjoin our organization.

Why HitachiAstemo?

At HitachiAstemo,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 & Inclusionisvaluedto 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 yourapplication!

Job Purpose

Responsible to manage all the purchasing activities related to his/her category in his/her region in line with the respective purchasing strategy

Key accountabilities & Key activities

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

Key Professional Competencies

- Robust Automotive and supplier knowledge

- Proven negotiation skills

- Fluent English level

Key Personal Competencies

- Implementation & Result OrientationØ

- Influence & Persuasion

- Collaboration & Teamwork

- Rhythm & Intensity

- Relationship Building & Networking

Qualification and experience

- Bachelor/Master degree in Engineering, Business studies or equivalent Ø At least 3 years of experience working in purchasing service

At least 3 years of experience working in purchasing service
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