Indirect Purchasing Buyer

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Country: Romania (RO) 
City: Ploiesti
Worksite / Location: Ploiesti 

Job Function: Purchasing 
Job Discipline: General Purchasing 
Job Family: Supply Chain and Logistics 

Yazaki Corporation, a family-owned company, was founded in 1929 as the first Japanese manufacturer of automobile wiring harness systems. Within the automotive business our product range includes wiring harness systems, plug connection systems and electronic systems. More than 284,000 committed and highly motivated employees in 478 locations in 45 countries make us one of the most successful international automotive suppliers. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Indirect Purchasing Buyer. 


  • Optimal planning of plant indirect materials and services acquisitions using the optimal resources and systems 
  • Contribute to the budget planning activities and implement continuously effective internal control tools to deliver the required financial results. 
  • Monitor and advise on any issues which present risk or opportunity to the organization 
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments and communicate any supply problems which may impact on business operations 
  • Contract services and discounts for YRL and Country Yazaki affiliates. 
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers according to the YAZAKI’s procedures; negotiate offers, prepare comparative cost analysis & reports.
  • Work closely with Category Buyers in order to identify cost savings opportunities
  • Prepare and submit SAS package for approval for SM Approval 
  • Negotiate contracts, improve prices and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings;
  • Send and track the purchase orders to the suppliers
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, purchasing policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contracts award process. 
  • Other tasks allocated by the Line manager and Co-manager in line with the job responsibilities
  • Lead, recruit, train and develop the purchasing team



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Accounting, Law or a related field required.
  • Previous experience in a strategic purchasing role: 1-3 years is a plus
  • Fluent in English
  • Good knowledge of purchasing, negotiation, commercial understanding and cost breakdown; SAP



At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. 

We are looking forward to receive your application and to get to know you. Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. We wish you all the success in your application! 

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