Category Purchaser & Advanced Purchaser Material Group SAM (TM)

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▪ Support the development of a material and suppliers strategy:
     ▪ Conduct market analysis
     ▪ Support the strategy definition with cross functional partners
     ▪ Support the documentation and implementation of the supplier strategy

▪ Initiate the New Supplier Introduction Process
▪ Define the annual supplier list for own material groups which are reflected in the Category strategic paper based on Continental requirements
▪ Actively influence the sourcing process during development phase through :
     ▪ Supplier selection
     ▪ Negotiation of prices and commercial conditions
     ▪ Preparing Sourcing decision sheet

▪ Perform annual negotiations to constantly improve the cost situation of Continental Automotive in case of escalation
▪ Negotiate changes with suppliers
▪ Apply negotiation concepts (like Advanced negotiation concept) to actively support & execute bundling within the respective Category

▪ Ensure fulfillment of all necessary requirements by negotiating and concluding legally binding contracts with the respective suppliers

▪ Ensure in time implementation of correct data in the respective  IT systems
▪ Responsibility for monthly controlling and correction of local data and target achievement
▪ Support re-design in cost reduction programs
▪ Drive improvement programs with suppliers

▪Responsibility to control the sourcing process for pre-selection of supplier:
     ▪ Ensure availability of NDA with each involved supplier
     ▪ Involvment of suppliers at a very early point of time
     ▪ Request for quotation (RfQ) and summary (SDS)
     ▪ Adherence to supplier and material strategies
     ▪ Support/prepares final negotiations in conjunction with the supplier responsible Category Purchase and (global) Category Management
     ▪ Ensure in time Supplier Component Review e.g. by organizing/inviting the meetings
     ▪ Create and update the Sourcing Documentation until official e-sign
     ▪ Ensure a smooth and comprehensive hand-over to Plant Purchasing and Supplier responsible Category Purchaser
▪ Responsibility for technical change tracking and negotiation until SOP (Cost Tracking)

▪ Support to control the supplier-related milestones during the product development phase in-time sourcing:
     ▪ Continuous feedback of APQP / PPAP status from SQM
     ▪ Follow-up on supplier and material status
     ▪ Drive and control the change management process for components toward the suppliers

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▪ Management skills, tools and techniques which ensures a strategic, profit and resulted oriented handling (Balanced Scorecard, Benchmarking, etc.)

▪ Human relations skills (team skills, conflict management, open-mindedness, networking)▪Communication skills, including Presentation and Negotiation techniques to operate in different cultures

▪ Problem solving and decision making tools and techniques

▪ Project management skills, tools and techniques

▪ Procurement  Process  and Product Life Cycle (PLC) knowledge▪Purchasing Management (including standards of Quality system requirements, policies and norms (IATF 19649/ VDA 6.1)

▪ Risk Management

▪ Technical understanding of specific components

▪ Commercial knowledge, includes contract law etc.

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Mes siūlome

  • 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).


Ready to drive with Continental? Take the first step and fill in the online application.

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Apie mus

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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