The Regional Category Purchaser is responsible for the development and implementation of the Regional Strategy for one (or more) of the following NPM (Non-Production Materials) Clusters (Logistics Services, Facility Services, Corporate Services, IT, MRO), and will contribute toward global initiatives which drive added value for Vitesco Technologies in terms of commercial, logistical and technical enhancements, while strengthening the relationships to strategic Business Partners (internal and external).
As Regional Category Purchaser you will be responsible for :
Support the implementation of the Global Purchasing Strategy to the Regional level. Develop, maintain, align, communicate and implement Regional Purchasing Strategies (Category Strategy Papers, CSP) in alignment with all respective stakeholders*
Drive the Execution of Market Intelligence studies and ensure the ideal balance of Competition and Pooling through e.g.
supplier reduction and implementation of strategic suppliers to achieve a maximum cost reduction contribution and best possible synergy effects
Identify, develop and promote Global and Regional Strategic Suppliers based on SRM requirements and considering the CSP definitions.
Conduct Strategic Supplier Meetings to realize further benefits toward service level and customer expectations
Manage and develop the number of favorable Price and Framework Agreements in legal, logistical, commercial and technical terms (Requirement Books, Specifications, Standards) in close alignment with stakeholders, and steer the implementation
Support global sourcing projects as well as Lead and initiate tenders for Regional Projects in cooperation with the respective stakeholders*
Track & Drive results of relevant KPI's for responsible Cluster(s) according the Global Target & KPI settings
Ensure Compliance with Business Partner Code of Conduct and Vitesco Technologies Code of Conduct. Qualifications
Academic degree in business administration, engineering or comparable qualification
Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Purchasing, respective material group preferred (HG10 / 11)
Leadership abilities / experience preferred
Knowledge of MS Office tools as well as in SAP R / 3 and World Class Sourcing Platforms
English language skills written and spoken; regional languages preferred
Affinity for cooperation with people and intercultural competences
Strong negotiating skills, persuasion and communication skills
Ability to work under pressure, driving execution
Creativity, reliability, integrity, teamwork, operates with global perspective
Willingness to travel.