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Job title: Commodity Buyer Direct Material
Employment type: Full Time
Experience: 5 to 6 years
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 29 October 2021
Job reference no: 3074330839

Job Description


  • Education: Grade 12 - University Degree/Diploma in the following disciplines - Purchasing, Logistics, Commerce, Finance or Business Management;
  • At least 06 years of relevant experience in commodity (production) buying experience, preferably within the motor or related industries;
  • Good Excel skills;
  • SAP experience.

Main Activities: 

  • More than 6 years experience in automotive company in Direct Material (Steel, Press Parts and Connecting Elements);
  • Surveils the local procurement markets, informing the Commodity Managers of relevant trends/developments;
  • Negotiates with regional suppliers (new business decisions, annual price and savings negotiations) in agreement with Commodity Manager;
  • Carries out request for Quotations, Bid Analysis and supplier recommendations in agreement with Commodity Manager;
  • Executes supplier visits/audits with Supplier Quality Engineers;
  • Conducts cost analysis activities with Cost Analysis Team;
  • Provides assistance to the Commodity Managers for tenders, regular audits and supplier evaluations;
  • Responsible for everyday communication with suppliers;
  • Carries out contract management, incl. contract data maintenance;
  • Manages Engineering Change Process in production phase (i.e. Process "Make & Deliver");
  • Troubleshoots (supports technical and time-critical ad-hoc requests/requirements);
  • Executes measures in the area of commodity reporting and performance measurement;
  • Develops and updates templates, tools and standards in conjunction with the Competence Center;
  • Ensures regular communication with internal, external interfaces;
  • Focus on cost reduction