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Production Buyer

Domeniu: Purchasing
Locație: Romania

Highlight:  Identifies the best suppliers of parts and services and negotiates the most competitive prices and delivery terms to ensures smooth operational process.

Job description:

  • Ensures that component drawings contain all necessary information to quote (Material specification, finish specification and weights listed in the drawing);
  • Generates RFQ’s and review supplier quotes;
  • Analyzes supplier cost break downs and identify gaps / opportunities;
  • Compares quotations to previous revisions and understands cost variances;
  • Negotiates tooling and piece prices with suppliers, including future costs reduction commitments (LTA’s);
  • Identifies drawing exceptions requested by suppliers in their quote responses and communicate with engineering for their review and approval;
  • Actively participates in APQP cross-functional meetings as required;
  • Recommends suppliers for sourcing of new products based on Total Cost of Ownership(TCO), and obtains approval from the Sourcing Board Meeting when required.
  • Conducts quoting and sourcing process utilizing PF (Global Litens RFQ software);
  • Issues purchase orders and price updates in the system;
  • Executes global RFQ’s & negotiations for assigned commodities (if applicable) to leverage Litens purchased volume;
  • Responds to Engineering change requests (ECO’s) and Customer request for quotes (CRQ’s) in a timely manner;
  • Supports Technical costs reductions and VAVE initiatives;
  • Evaluates price increases requests, and negotiates with suppliers to avoid or minimize the costs impact for Litens;
  • Facilitates the “Supplier Request for Change” process (SR.C);
  • Work with Material Control communicating lot quantities and/or purchasing agreements which affect component releases.

Knowledge Required:

  • College diploma or University degree in business or related field;
  • Minimum 3 years estimating and purchasing experience in the automotive industry;
  • Proficient using MS Office.
  • General knowledge of machining, aluminum die casting, plastic injection moulding, metal stampings, powder metal, material control, MRP system.
  • Must understand engineered component drawings typical of current automotive industry standards.
  • Negotiation skills.

For direct applications or further information please e- mail us at ristena.sirboiu@litens.com

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