Category Buyer Die Casting and Stamp-Bending Parts

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

Job Function: Purchasing 
Job Discipline: Commodity 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 Category Buyer Die Casting and Stamp-Bending Parts. 

Your responsibilities:

• Define and implement category / sub-category strategy;

• Define a preferred supplier base by reducing the number of suppliers and bundle business accordingly;

• Execute Sourcing activities on a European level, lead

supplier negotiations and implement potentials according to SM saving and cost avoidance targets;

• Ensure a smooth and transparent contract management;

• Global alignment with Yazaki North America (YNA);

• Frequent reporting of supply management related tasks by conducting regular project review and  roadmap meetings;

• Systematically contribute to the overall achievement of all assigned indirect purchasing KPI's such as cost saving status;

• Define and prioritize key projects and translate them into objectives/action plans and drive execution to deliver required business results:

• Validate cost savings with relevant actors and support local purchasing to turn the identified cost savings opportunities into real saving.


Your profile:
• Successfully completed studies, for example business administration combined with technical background;

• Profound professional experience (4 – 6 years) in

purchasing activities (preferably in the automotive industry or relevant industry consider type of components)

• Sound understanding of die-casting and / or stamp-bending process and related product cost structure

• Experienced with negotiations and contract management of international suppliers;

• Demonstrate high personal motivation and the ability to develop practical or innovative alternative approaches to meet objectives;

• Strong skills in communication with internal stakeholders, across the organizational hierarchy;

• Excellent presentation skills;

• Fluent English and German language skills written and spoken, French language nice to have;

• Advanced User in SAP SRM and MS Office;

• Willingness to travel internationally.


We appreciate strong analytical thinking, a structured working approach and good communication skills. Intercultural sensitivity and working in a global matrix are a matter of course for you. Also under pressure you keep effectiveness and efficiency.



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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