Indirect Material Buyer

Location: Timisoara, Romania
Job Description:
Key position inside the Procurement team.
Reports To:
Procurement Manager
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Conclude commercial negotiations with suppliers of goods and services;
  • Timely and accurate maintenance of Purchasing views in SAP – ERP system;
  • Resolution of purchasing related problems with other functions within the company, thorough purchasing processes and procedures;
  • Evaluation, preparation and presentation of various business case scenarios;
  • Agreement, communication, and tracking of deliverables from internal customers;
  • Proactive identification and resolution of problems related to assigned parts/suppliers;
  • Timely and accurate issuance of purchasing contracts, amendments, and kick-offs;
  • Responsible for managing the total cost of ownership by collecting data, analysing, problem solving, recommending, communicating and executing accordingly;
  • Managing the day-to-day business relationship with key suppliers and internal customers through supporting activities including ordering, communication of demand/volume/delivery time changes, issue resolution, sharing end-user feedback, and follow up on backorders etc;
  • Assist accounts payable department in the reconciliation of invoices;
  • Engage and coach originating departments accordingly;
  • Assists in the training of new employees;
  • Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of suppliers and their capabilities, core competencies, strengths and weaknesses;
Job Requirements:
  • 2-3 years of experience in automotive industry or related field in purchasing;
  • University degree;
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, tools and technologies;
  • Experience analysing cost breakdowns, cost drivers, supplier offers;
  • Demonstrated negotiating experience: piece price, tooling and timing with external suppliers for assigned package;
  • Ability to work independently without direct supervision;
  • Proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel and SAP;
  • Ability to manage multiple and changing priorities in a high-pressure environment;
  • Effective communication with internal customers and with outside vendors/suppliers;
  • Strong verbal and written communication in English and German language;
  • Manages more complex work packages and workload;
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