Technical Buyer (m/f/x)

Position open until Wednesday, 31/08/2022

The Thermal Management Solutions Group provides global customers in the automotive sector with thermal management solutions and new technologies and systems that drive the transition of engine development from internal combustion engines to hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell vehicles. The Thermal Management Solutions Group is uniquely positioned as a technology company with three highly regarded global thermostat brands, Dauphinoise Thomson, Magal and Wahler, and more than 800 employees at manufacturing sites in Brazil, China, France, Germany, the UK and the US.

To strengthen our team in Oberboihingen, we are searching, for the next possible entry date, for a

Technical Buyer (m/f/x)

Main tasks

  • Procurement of technically demanding mechanical components such as plastic, stamped and bent parts
  • Observation and analysing of procurement markets as well as development and implementation of global/regional purchasing strategies
  • Implementation of the delivery plan in accordance with the relevant strategies
  • Conducting contract and price negotiations as well as cost reduction discussions on the basis of cost targets, deadlines and quality requirements
  • Renegotiating complex or critical supplier agreements in line with supply strategies
  • Evaluation and optimization of the existing supplier portfolio
  • Monitoring of the high quality standards and continuous development of existing suppliers in close coordination with supplier management
  • Implementation of the purchasing process
  • Identification and prevention of risks in the supply chain
  • Participation in escalation cases with suppliers
  • Ongoing optimization of the supply chain in consideration of the total costs
  • Close cooperation with the related departments and supplier partners
  • Data maintenance in SAP R/3 and preparation of all documents required for supplier relationships

Your profile

  • University business/technical degree or comparable qualification
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in procurement; preferably in the automotive industry
  • Negotiating skills and a strong technical understanding as well as an interest in technical issues
  • Knowledge of the requirements and processes of the automotive industry and SAP R/3
  • Confident dealing with Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel (international)
  • Business German and English fluent language skills, both written and spoken
  • Professional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Above-average commitment, independent work, assertiveness and communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team are preconditions

We are looking forward to receiving your detailed application documents.

Thermal Management Solutions DE Oberboihingen GmbH
Gustav-Wahler-Straße 1
72644 Oberboihingen
Phone: +49 7022-6004-0
Email: hr-oberboihingen@thermansol.com

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