Objective of job
As buyer for Body-in-White and raw material, you will be the central contact person regarding all commercial and sourcing processrelated issues within the MP China Hub.
Your responsibility as interface between Germany Procurement organization and Chinese Joint Venture is to ensure the balance between global businesss case optimization and localization interests.
You will carry out short visits to potential suppliers, join negotiations and develop and align sourcing strategies together with the headquater organization.
A close collaboration with the procurement organization in Germany, cost planning function, quality engineers, development department and the Joint Venture is part of your daily work.
•Bachelor or above degree in Automotive, Engineering or Management and Administration area.
•Minimal 5 years working experiences in procurement area, automotive components of plastics, rubber and metal manufacturing experiences is preferred.
•Strong communication and negotiation capabilities.
•Good English (speaking and writing) language skill, able to read/write/speak German is preferred.
•Good computer skills (Microsoft office etc)
•Highly motivated and proactive working attitude, good industrial management thinking is preferred.
•Support Mercedes-Benz carline project on body-in-white part nomination, develop and align different strategies for supplier base optimization.
•Working together with JV purchasing department, Engineering department and cost planning department for sourcing, cost optimization and change management.
•Communication with suppliers, handling issues with high complexity, discuss technical driven issues with engineers in China and Germany from purchasing point of view.
•Supplier management, evaluation and continuous improvement.
•Prepare and present decision and sourcing documents to management meetings.