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Direct Materials Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dortmund
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: BNHN22/02
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 22/02/2018
Direct Materials Buyer

A global automotive supplier is seeking an experienced directs buyer based in Dortmund, Germany.

The company is part of a large multinational group with over 70,000 employees in 30 countries. They pride themselves on growing a trusting multicultural working environment, have won awards for intercultural business and operate a flat hierarchy structure to give responsibility to employees at all levels.

  • Develop and coordinate purchasing strategies for direct materials worldwide.
  • Commodities include metals, plastics and electronics.
  • Lead purchasing activities in customer projects.
  • Negotiate and build relationships across the supplier network.
  • Implement cost optimisation activities throughout the department.
Skills and Experience Required
  • Degree in technical or business field.
  • 5 years technical purchasing experience in the automotive industry.
  • Good negotiating skills.
  • Analytical thinking.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Fluent in German & English.
What this Job Offers You
  • Be part of a growing company that is part of an international group.
  • Work with new technologies and innovative projects in the automotive industry.
  • Travel between the company’s global locations and supplier network.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • A competitive salary including personal performance bonuses.
How to apply

If you are interested in the position, or any future opportunities, please call Ben Hoban on +442037800034 or email

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