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Commodity Buyer Europe - Metal

03_Professionals (commercial)
BU2 Filtration & Eng. Peripherals

Your Roles & Responsabilities

  • Execute the purchasing activities within defined commodities. Ensure in-time availability of components in right quality fulfilling the cost targets
  • Collect information about prices, suppliers, technical changes within the field of responsibilities. Clarify demands with related functions. Align prices and delivery times with requirements. Clarify the technical requirements and quality requirements based on drawings, specifications etc. Select suppliers for RFQ process. Initiate technical verification. Initiate VA/VE activities. Follow-up deliveries.
  • Implement purchase strategies and participate in the development of these in consultation with the supervisor respectively the related lead buyer
  • Negotiate quantities, prices, delivery times, and delivery conditions within the authorization related with the position. Beyond this, prepare requested documentation, support negotiations and initiate internal decisions
  • Generate price comparisons with the goal to optimize the supply situation, initiate e.g. VA/VE activities, validations, etc.
  • Overall responsibility for the successful execution of Purchasing projects in order to achieve the project objectives concerning costs, quality and timing Coordination of project team members, customers, internal and external development partners, suppliers and production facilities
  • Functional leadership of the project team where purchasing has the lead Planning and assigning work packages to the team while monitoring and controlling the progress Project reporting and presentation to management committees Create and maintain transparency within the project
  • Application of company standards / methods / processes and implication of MAHLE global commodity strategies
  • Supplier visits / meetings (including domestic and international travel as required)
  • Internal and external reporting, including related activities; required)
  • Collaboration in projects and documentation / presentation of results
  • Purchased component price negotiation
  • MSP Realization for Purchased component


Your Skills & Strengths

  • Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Work experience >3 years in purchasing, automotive experience of advantage
  • Degree in engineering, industrial engineering or business administration
  • Foreign language skills: English business fluent
  • Good technical expertise and negotiation skills
  • Leadership capability (able to lead and drive)
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of IT – Tools (MS Office& SAP R3)
  • Technical, manufacturing and process knowledge
  • Competency in quality methods and tools (e.g. TS 16949, Problem solving, FMEA, SPC, MSA, GD&T)
  • Commercial knowledge
  • Negociation abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work and communicate efficiently in different cultures
  • Fluent in English (strong communication skills, both verbal and written)
  • Other foreign language skills is a plus



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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Purchasing
Department:  BU2 Filtration & Eng. Peripherals

Timisoara, RO

Company:  MAHLE Componente de Motor SRL

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Your future at MAHLE

As a team player and someone who thinks ahead, you can deploy all your skills with us. In cooperation with colleagues from different countries and areas, you contribute in designing the mobility of the future. When selecting MAHLE, you choose trend-setting technologies and strategies. Are you interested in working with us and developing efficient and environmentally-friendly solutions, optimising existing products, and turning innovative ideas into reality? Then MAHLE is the right address for you.

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