Global Purchasing Senior Commodity Buyer (Steel Stampings & Tubing (SST))

Key Responsibilities include:  

  • You will develop & implement purchasing strategies for METAL STAMPING commodities within the direct spend area of Steel, Stampings and Tubing, and this in agreement with the SST Purchasing Commodity Manager
  • You will identify, negotiate and manage your suppliers with consideration for the requirements of your internal customers across the different European sites
  • You will drive and implement recommendations enabling continuous improvement and cost reduction opportunities. You will do a main contribution to the overall SST EU Cost Reductions which are part of SST Team’s Goals & Objectives
  • You will drive and support VA /VE projects, in collaboration with Engineering colleagues, in order to reduce costs and / or improve technical performance of your commodities
  • You will make nomination decisions for new business, related to your commodities, in agreement with the SST Purchasing Commodity Manager
  • You will support EU plants whenever any of your suppliers is causing delivery problems
  • You will maintain & provide data required to track & report team contribution to company results
  • You will report directly to SST Purchasing Commodity Manager

What you bring to the table

  • You have a university degree in economics or engineering or equivalent experience
  • You have several years of relevant working experience, preferably within the Purchasing area in a multi-site environment
  • You have experience in Steel commodities
  • Additional experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset as well
  • You are familiar with European contract negotiations
  • You are fluent in English. Spoken or written knowledge of other languages – German in particular – is an advantage
  • You have excellent negotiation skills and are able to communicate on all levels in the organization
  • You are capable to initiate, lead and follow up on team activities
  • You are analytical and a good time manager
  • You are willing to travel up to 20 %
  • You are stress resistant and able to prioritize
  • You have the ability to use SAP