Category Purchaser Aftermarket North America

Tus actividades

Core Responsibilities:

  • Develops material and supplier strategy
  • Conducts market analysis 
  • Drives the supplier strategy definition process with cross-functional partners
  • Ensures business requirements are reflected in the strategy
  • Documents and implements the strategy
  • Responsible for Supplier negotiations.
  • Bundles the demand for Aftermarket
  • Ensures fulfillment of requirements with legally binding contracts
  • Responsible for driving the sourcing process in the cross functional team with supplier selection, negotiation of prices and closure of contracts 
  • Drives annual negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of Continental Automotive
  • Drives improvement programs with suppliers
  • Travel 25%, including Asia and Europe
  • Supports localization and cost reduction programs
  • Responsible for correct data in the respective IT systems
  • Other Purchasing responsibilities as needed.


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Tu perfil

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or other related field and 2+ years relevant professional experience OR 4+ years of relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to work well in teams
  • Well organized with ability to prioritize tasks
  • Willingness to travel  25%, including Asia and Europe

Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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Lo que ofrecemos

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


EEO / AA / Disabled / Protected Veteran Employer. Continental offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, without regard to unlawful consideration to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. In addition, as a federal contractor, Continental complies with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities, where they apply. To be considered, you must apply for a specific position for which Continental has a current posted job opening. Qualifying applications will be considered only for the specific opening(s) to which you apply. If you would like to be considered for additional or future job openings, we encourage you to reapply for other opportunities as they become available. Further, Continental provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance in the application process, please reply to or contact US Recruiting at 248.393.5566. This telephone line and email address are reserved solely for job seekers with disabilities requesting accessibility assistance or an accommodation in the job application process. Please do not call about the status of your job application, if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or non-disability related technical issues, will not receive a call back.


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Acerca de nosotros

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 2023, Continental generated preliminary sales of €41.4 billion and currently employs around 200,000 people in 56 countries and markets.

The Automotive group sector comprises technologies for passive safety, brake, chassis, motion and motion control systems. Innovative solutions for assisted and automated driving, display and operating technologies, as well as audio and camera solutions for the vehicle interior, are also part of the portfolio, as is intelligent information and communication technology for the mobility services of fleet operators and commercial vehicle manufacturers. Comprehensive activities relating to connectivity technologies, vehicle electronics and high-performance computers round off the range of products and services.


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