Category Buyer - Steel & Ductile Iron Castings

Recruiter
Taskmaster
Location
County Durham
Salary
£35000 - £45000/annum
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Closes
16 Jul 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

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Commodity group purchase steel and castings, focused on GT part and supplier portfolio
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Active contribution of cost reduction programs and growth programs with new projects (e.g. Daimler 2020)
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Yearly price negotiations of serial products
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Negotiation and contract design in coordination with the superior Category Manager
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Creating of the Total Cost Comparison including supplier recommendation
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Creating of Sourcing Boards presentation and presentation of a suitable decision
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Compliance with an implementation of purchasing processes including formal framework conditions
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Orientation of all measures and decisions to purchasing management KPIs
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Purchase responsibly for selected suppliers including price negotiations and target agreements (Supplier Host)
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Benchmark surveys on the purchasing volume in order to deduce savings potential and supplier strategy
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Central linking point of GT between the Centre Of Competence Purchasing and the Knorr-Bremse Global Category Purchasing Team
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Functional reporting to the Regional Category Manager Castings
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Will be measured on cost savings, delivery performance and parts per million
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Will have no responsibility for direct or operational personnel

Skills/experience

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Must have had at least 3 years' experience in an automotive buyer background and be familiar with ductile iron castings, automated disamatic casting processes and investment castings
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Must have a commercial and/or technical degree with a good understanding of materials
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Must have had at least 3 years' experience of working in a similar role
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Must be computer literate with a very good knowledge in the use of MS-Office, SAP and SRM
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Must have very good English skills (oral and written)
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Must have knowledge of purchase methods and tools as well as project management

Personality

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Must be able to travel widely throughout the world to visit suppliers for GT and KB
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Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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Must have the ability to work in an international team and be able to work well with all colleagues
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Must be an ambitious self-starter
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Must have an analytical approach to your daily work
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Must have excellent interpersonal and Intercultural skills to enable you to work all over the world
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Must be reliable and trustworthy