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Senior Buyer

Domeniu: Purchasing
Locație: Romania

Highlight:  Identifies the best suppliers of parts 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 ProcureForce (Global Litens RFQ software);
  • Issues purchase orders and price updates in the system for production parts;
  • Responds to Engineering change requests (ECO’s) and Customer request for quotes (CRQ’s) in a timely manner;
  • Facilitates the “Supplier Request for Change” process (SR.C);
  • Work with Material Control communicating lot quantities and/or purchasing agreements which affect component releases
  • Enhance overall involvement in Latco’ s supplier portfolio administration and manage the relationship with the suppliers on certain situations
  • Support the localization of suppliers’ projects

Knowledge Required:

  • College diploma or University degree in business or related field;
  • 3-5 years purchasing experience in the automotive industry or in any connected line of business.
  • Proficient using MS Office.
  • General knowledge of production parts and technical related matters
  • Must understand engineered component drawings typical of current automotive industry standards.
  • Negotiation skills
  • Solid track record of involvement in manufacturing related projects
  • A background in automotive industry with multinational exposure is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to take ownership of issues, to initiate actions, and to make effective decisions
  • Demonstrated team player; optimism towards achieving positive outcome and the competitiveness to translate a plan into action

Further details or direct application at: ristena.sirboiu@litens.com

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