RSO Buyer Exterior



Experienced Position

Career Status

Young Professional



Start Date


Main goals and objectives:


  • Mission of the position is to ensure full regional function of all VW Group Brands and Regions’ inquiry and export issue for commodities (Electric, Interior, Metal, Powertrain and Exterior), which is measured by Group Standard KPIs. 
  • Furthermore, the position watches and reports systematically the supplier development and innovation trend on Chinese market by continuously scouting and identifying new suppliers. 


Your Responsibilities:

  • Inquiry Management
    • Active controlling export program of each commodity 
    • Creation business plans and roadmaps
    • Identification and processing export sourcing
    • Continuous and active working on relevant sourcing (STAR)
    • Evaluation potential inquiries
    • Selecting potential suppliers
    • continuously communication with suppliers (support to answer supplier question about technical documents & VW Group requirements, open point, time schedule, quantity, problems, On boarding process etc.)
    • Evaluation of offers
    • Negotiations with local suppliers with the goal of focusing on reducing material costs for VW Group
  • Commitment: 
    • Coordination and consultation for commitments (e.g. Nomination, Goods Flow and new suppliers ready for nomination) of each commodity
    • Continuously controlling the implementation of the commitments Negotiations with local suppliers with the goal of focusing on reducing material costs for VW Group
  • Coordination and support all Purchasing interest of each commodity:
    • continuously coordination and communication with Purchasing organization of VW Group Brands & Regions
    • Participate in relevant meetings and committees of each commodity
    • Ensuring, tracking and archiving of all Export Purchasing relevant documents & data (nomination letter, REC sheets, offers etc.)
    • Support capacity and change managements (AEAs, AEKOs) by negotiations with local suppliers Task
  • Continuously alignment and collaboration with other departments: KTM, Quality, Technology, Logistic, Audi China and VGC
      • Support for production readiness process with special focusing on procurement topics and realizing goods flow
      • Involving in audit process: coordinate and participate in TE and QA audits, supporting suppliers in process (communication, clarification of VW Group requirements)
      • Arrange supplier presentation for related departments about technical concepts, improvement measures, project status etc.
    • Strategy
      • Work out export strategies for focused material group & suppliers in terms of proactive presentations in VW Group Brands & Regions
      • Strategy meetings with potential suppliers and focus suppliers
      • Deviate analysis result as basic of strategy setting, in order to identify new export potential
    • Scouting
      • Identify new suppliers to enlarge the bidders list and to manage supplier portfolio, in order to reach continues material cost reduction
      • Establish access to suppliers’ innovation, conduct trend scouting in Chinese supplier market and contribute to VGC Purchasing innovation management on project base. Coordinate innovation scouting and introduce innovations from China to VW Group Brands & Regions.


    Our Requirements:


    Necessary education:


    • University degree of Master or above


    Personal skills:


    • Methodical approach with a passion for detail without losing the bigger companywide perspective
    • Team player, articulate with good communication skills in multinational environment
    • Logical approach to solving problems
    • Engagement and initiative
    • Be tough and confident to work under pressure
    • Target oriented work attitude with willingness to learn and taking responsibility
    • Experience in Purchasing and/or Project Management is a plus

    Working experience (in years):


    • As a buyer in automobile industry at least 3 years


    Remarks (Language, IT Knowledge, Certificates etc.):


    • Strong language skills of English and Chinese, German language is a plus
    • PC skills, specifically Microsoft Office software package
    • Knowledge regarding Supplier Quality Management (process audit VDA6.3)

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