My client offers body solutions that make tomorrow's mobility safe.
Innovative and economical lightweight products ensure that people are optimally protected in the event of an accident.
As a supplier to the automotive industry, they develop and produce complex metal and hybrid structures for body-in-white and chassis that are lightweight, economical and crash-proof.
After all, the vehicles of the future - from electric to autonomous - also require bodies that ensure the greatest possible safety for all those involved in an accident in the event of an emergency.
As a global player, we offer our customers in Europe, Asia and North America comprehensive expertise in the areas of economical lightweight design and crash performance.
The family-owned company, which has been in existence since 1785 is made up of the Automotive, Ecotec, Mobility and WITTE Tools business units. With over 8,000 employees and 27 production plants in 11 countries, my client represents the largest division in the group.
After a peak in growth over the last few years, they are looking for a Senior Buyer for Stamping Parts professional
As a Senior Buyer for Stamping Parts, you will play a key role in managing the purchasing activities with a focus on stamping parts, ensuring the procurement of high-quality components. Your responsibilities will include:
- Strategic Sourcing: Develop and implement strategic sourcing strategies for stamping parts to optimise costs, quality, and delivery time lines.
- Supplier Management: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with existing suppliers while actively seeking and evaluating potential new suppliers. Negotiate contracts and terms to secure favourable agreements.
- Cost Management: Drive cost reduction initiatives through effective negotiation, value engineering, and process optimisation. Monitor market trends and pricing to make informed purchasing decisions.
- Quality Assurance: Collaborate with quality assurance teams to ensure that all stamping parts meet or exceed established quality standards. Address and resolve quality issues promptly.
- Risk Management: Identify potential risks in the supply chain and implement risk mitigation strategies to ensure a stable and reliable source of stamping parts.
- Volume Management: Oversee a purchasing volume of 100 million euros, managing budgets effectively and optimising procurement processes to achieve cost-efficiency.
- Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, production, and logistics, to align procurement activities with overall business goals.
- Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Master's degree or relevant certification is a plus.
- Proven experience as a Senior Buyer or similar role, with a focus on stamping parts within a manufacturing environment.
- Demonstrated success in managing a purchasing volume of at least 100 million euros.
- Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- In-depth knowledge of the stamping parts market, suppliers, and industry trends.
- Proficient in procurement software and tools.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.