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A Large international automotive manufacturer are seeking an experienced Buyer to join the strategic purchasing team in Germany (Heidelberg).
The successful candidate will have a flair for identification of opportunities for continuous improvement within internal processes and supply base. You will be tasked with delivering consistent results whilst working closely with the Engineering and Operations functions ensuring projects are managed effectively and delivered on time.
You will have experience of purchasing from a global supplier base and your focus will be indentifying suppliers who will meet the ongoing demands of the business unit of best cost, quality and delivery precision. The current supplier list will be consolidated to ensure leverage opportunities are fully exploited.
Excellent negotiation skills are essential as are having the ability to finalise business unit agreements. You must possess strong communication skills and the ability to engage a cross functional team.
Your background will have focused on direct purchasing, quality, supplier development, process engineering and continuous improvement and you will possess an engineering or business qualification.
You must be able to speak Fluent German and English.
Experience in Aluminium die casting and machining would be beneficial.