Full Time

Strategic Purchaser (Automotive)

Posted 1 month ago by krish
Ense, Germany
Application ends: September 30, 2020
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Job Description

Description

Responsibilities:

Ownership of the strategic purchasing function within the Power Integrations Gate Driver Division
Negotiation of component prices with manufacturers and distributors for NPI projects (focus automotive)
Preparation and execution of RFQ for new projects and existing portfolio
Preparation and design of contracts with component manufacturers and assembly partners
Responsible for the evaluation and selection of component and assembly suppliers
Annual price negotiations
Internal coordination with development, marketing and sales on all product and design changes
Assistance in developing automotive compliant purchasing processes within Power Integrations
Support and drive the development teams in design to cost activities
Continuous improvement of existing purchasing processes
Qualifications and Requirements:

University degree in a technical or business area
5+ years of experience as Strategic Purchaser or Project Buyer in the electronics industry
Experience working in/with the automotive industry of advantage (ideally at an automotive first tier supplier)
Experience administrating, defining and negotiating supplier contracts
Fluent in English and French/German is a plus
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, basics of Word & PowerPoint
Prepared to travel (15-30%)
Experience analyzing business processes and developing improvement projects
Self-initiative and hands-on mentality
Knowledge of IATF and VDA standards of advantage
Good analytical skills
Good communication skills
Basic knowledge of ERP systems (ideally Oracle)