Advanced Purchasing Buyer - Combu

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

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 Advanced Purchasing Buyer - Combu. 



What will your job be about? The Advanced Purchasing Buyer (AP buyer) in the Component Business Unit is responsible for the Pre-SOP projects with monitoring and follows up of Supply Management deliverables and its status during the entire project stages. We are interested in a Buyer with experience in the automotive industry.


What will you job be about?


  • Management of Advanced Purchasing tasks supporting the total cost management of purchased parts and ensure efficient purchasing management of new and critical components;
  • Supplier selection and benchmark execution;
  • Support Category Purchasing to achieve saving objectives through link and leverage activities for direct material;
  • Agree and support generic sourcing strategy (preferred terms and conditions, SOW) in close co-operation with Category Purchasing team;
  • Support assigned customer sales function through Advanced Purchasing team with material, tool, and service cost data for RFQ's and engineering changes;
  • Monitor and review agreed SM material cost improvement target and pre-SOP commitments as well as apply existing reporting tools (. cost improvement roadmap, BOS charts. etc.);
  • Participate in regular SM Functional Review Meetings.



What will you bring with you?


  • Master or bachelor’s degree in business administration combined with technical background and skills or equivalent Master/Bachelor degree in Commercial/Economical Engineering;
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in purchasing management activities or equivalent professional record in electronics automotive industry;
  • Ability to analyze complex data and develop strategies to manage purchasing tasks;
  • Condense and present complex information to key personnel in meaningful reports and compiling presentations;
  • You effectively communicate on any level and to-wards suppliers;
  • You are a strong team player;
  • You are having problem solving skills and like to negotiate;
  • Very good software skills (. Microsoft Office);
  • Your English skills are on a business proficiency level in speaking and writing;
  • Willingness to travel (20%).


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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