Advanced purchaser TSR UX (TM)

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The Advanced Purchasers role is to minimize the total costs by integrating purchasing and suppliers into the development process.

Job responsibilities:
▪ Purchasing Representative in Project team from acquisition phase until SOP for Purchasing and SQM activities;
▪ Ensures early involvement of purchasing and suppliers;
▪ Follow-up on supplier and material status during product development phase, e.g. requests for quotation (exception CM for categories Passives and Discretes), in-time sourcing, continuous feedback of APQP / PPAP status from SQM;
▪ Push design to cost / target cost process to attain the target costs derived from target costs workshop for materials;
▪ To reduce total material costs by fulfilling the required functions;
▪ Perform Cost Reduction Programs (CRP) for BU’s products after SOP, Push Re-design to cost and CRP programs;
▪ Project support for medium to high complex projects in business fields to deliver, on time, all related matters by optimum inputs for quotes, workshops, BOM evaluation and implementation of potential savings in the project;
▪ Support technical change process after SOP;
▪ Contributes by providing input/development and to implementation of purchasing strategies, to have influence at supplier level and thus provide competitive proposals for product improvements;
▪ Offers support for carrying out benefit analysis workshops with key suppliers to concentrate on the key functions of the components/projects;
▪ Contributes to the preparation of sourcing decisions to guarantee sourcing decisions that correspond to the sourcing strategy;
▪ Offers support to the second Sourcing to secure permanent supplies with competitive terms.
▪ Market analysis (national/international) to acquire new suppliers and new technologies in the deployment of suppliers;
▪ Offers support for carrying out supplier evaluation to concentrate on the best suppliers and improve the current supplier base.

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Your profile

-University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Electronics, Automatics, Mechanics) is required;
-2-3 years of experience in various procurement functions as well as 3 years of experience in project functions in automotive industy;
-Ability to work in intercultural teams and the capability to negotiate and to operate in different cultures.

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Our offer

What we offer:

Pay for Performance:

  • Achievement Bonuses and Rewards;
  • Relocation Bonus for non-Timisoara Residents;
  • Recommendation Bonuses for new team members;
  • Flexibility Program including flexible hours, mobile work and sabbaticals.


  • Health & Wellness (Private Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sport activities etc.);
  • Different discounts (glasses, tires, medical, shopping);
  • In-house restaurant & coffee corners.

Life-Long Learning:

  • Technical, Soft Skills & Leadership trainings;
  • Dedicated Programs and Conferences;
  • Free Language Courses (English, German, French etc);
  • Access to e-learning platforms;
  • Career development opportunities (local and international);
  • Internal development communities (Experts, Agile Community of Practice, Artificial Intelligence etc.)

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About us

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2020, Continental generated sales of €37.7 billion and currently employs more than 192,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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