Category Buyer Electronics & Instrumentation

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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 Electronics & Instrumentation. 


The Category Electronics & Instrumentation is responsible for the strategic purchasing of products such as active & passive electronics parts, Displays, PCB & EMS and electro-mechanical parts used in various electronic products.

Our goal is to deploy a World Class Purchasing Organization to achieve a supply base competitive performance which is directed towards a total cost approach, including quality, delivery, and service objectives globally.


Your responsibilities:


  • Sourcing responsible for all Business cases related to asigned sub-category and suppliers;
  • Develop sub-category strategy , align globally with other regions and deploy among relevant Yazaki Business Units & Central Functions and towards suppliers;
  • Negotiate and agree tooling costs, component price and conditions with suppliers to achieve overall targets by leveraging category volume bundling, material standardizations and localization/ point of purchase/ supply base optimization initiatives;
  • Management of Supplier Scorecards (Terms & Conditions, Saving Achievements, Cost Recovery, RFQ Performance, General Service Indicators, etc.) for assigned sub-categories and suppliers;
  • Lead and support benchmarking studies and VAVE activities to identify cost reduction opportunities and to achieve market price levels for new projects and current mass production;
  • Manage RFQ/ benchmarks, sourcing pipelines and saving projects and present in Sourcing Boards for final implementation along the Purchasing Process;
  • Close collaboration with Design Engineering, Advanced Purchasing and Cost Engineering.


Your profile:


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Business Administration combined with technical background and skills or equivalent Master/Bachelor degree in Commercial/ Economical Engineering;
  • 4-6 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;
  • Very good computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office);
  • You effectively communicate on any level and towards suppliers;
  • You are a strong team player;
  • You are having problem solving skills and like to negotiate;
  • Your English skills are on a business proficiency level in speaking and writing;
  • Willingness to travel.

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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