Buyer - Americas

Company: LEONI ( Learn More )

General Information
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Job Description
LEONI is a strong company concentrated on the production of wires, cables and wiring systems with over 80,000 employees in 31 countries around the world. We are the market leader in Europe and one of the world’s premier providers of standardized and customer-specific wiring systems for the automotive industry. We offer all the benefits of a top employer committed to further development, intercultural exchange and innovation. We are looking for people who bring commitment and a sense of team spirit to every challenge they take on.  We have delivered significant growth in recent years and supply major customers in the automotive, commercial vehicle, and supplier sectors.
Job Requirements  
Buyer- Americas
The position is mostly a Commodity role, with some Project responsibility as well
Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Commodity Purchasing
    • Request for quote activity for raw material as needed by various projects
    • Negotiates prices and conditions (new projects) according to the general terms and conditions. Consideration for the total cost of ownership.
    • Development / preparation and conclusion of contracts with suppliers (according to Commodity Strategy)
    • Support of selection, release and development of new suppliers as required to accomplish savings targets
    • Reporting for the saving and localization results for the assigned scope of responsibility
    • Management of the supplier panel for the assigned scope of responsibility
    • Alternate supplier VAVE:  Make recommendations for cost savings resulting from the use of a different supplier than is originally proposed by Engineering
    • Leads Make or Buy investigations
    • Reviews Supplier Scorecard results in coordination with Commodity Purchasing and Supplier Development.

  •  Project Purchasing
    • Fill the role of Purchasing Core Team Member on the interdisciplinary Project Team
    • Ensures a constant link between the Project Team and the Purchasing department;  provides relevant information in both directions
    • Responsible for Purchasing tasks from customer RFQ till SOP and following lifetime production.
    • Makes inquiries (Global Sourcing) for development parts and serial parts for project applications according to Commodity Strategy.
    • Observation of cost targets
      • Communicate to Purchasing management the cost savings targets desired by the Project Team
      • Communicate to the Project Team latest achievement status of those targets on a regular basis
Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • University Degree in Applied Sciences, Business Administration or equivalent education
  • Three years minimum, five years plus preferred of purchasing experience in the automotive industry
  • Proficiency in English required; other language skills an asset
  • Ability to work on international and cross functional teams
  • Strong knowledge and capability using Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency in other Microsoft Suite programs such as MS Word, MS PowerPoint or other relevant applications

Candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S.