Global Lead Buyer Electronics

04_Professionals (technical)
BU4 Electronics & Mechatronics

Your Role & Responsibilities

  • The Global Lead Buyer is considered to cover a functional management role within the Purchasing organization.
  • Provide technical and business leadership to the buyers.
  • Oversee and coordinate ongoing cost saving activities.
  • Priorize tasks within the Purchasing organisation.
  • Actively develop the supplier panel in cooperation with the regions and projects.
  • Gather a purchasing strategy
  • Act as a global escalation step within the Purchasing Organisation to support buyers in challenging situations.


Your Skills & Strengths

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical or Industrial)
  • 3+ years of related commodity purchasing experience in a Tier 1 environment for commodities with a global purchasing approach.
  • Previous exposure or participation in VA/VE and re-engineering is a plus
  • Detailed knowledge of markets of the assigned commodities, ideally the electronic components (Active/Passive) markets.
  • Knowledge in the area of strategy development and implementation of global commodity and supplier strategies.
  • Successful history with the consistent understanding and use of cost drivers and market dynamics in the assigned commodities.
  • Negotiation (commercial and contract), cost analysis, market analysis, continuous improvement, time and project management skills.
  • Problem Solving Skills: must be able to identify key issues, effectively coordinate efforts to achieve resolution cross functionally & globally while maintaining communication with key stakeholders.
  • Risk Management Skills: proven ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines. Must be able to manage/lead multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Fluent in English, other languages are a plus.
  • Ability to relate & adapt to different cultures.
  • Knowledge of logistics, manufacturing processes, commodity markets and a strong understanding of the assigned commodities.
  • Strong knowledge of SAP


In addition to work in a great team, we encourage you to reach your personal potential and through outstanding learning and development opportunities. Exciting assignments and personalized support for your career are available to you.



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Facts about the job

Entry level:  Experienced hires
Part- / Full-time:  Full Time
Functional area:  Purchasing

Valencia, ES

Company:  MAHLE Electronics S.L.U.

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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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