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Global Lead Buyer - Steel

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Kassel
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: Tony
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 26/02/2018
Global Lead Buyer: Steel

Location: Kassel

Salary: €70k - €90k

The company is a large tier 1 automotive supplier who are going through a procurement transformation and expanding their team in Kassel. The company is rapidly growing and looking for exceptional new talent.  The company are looking to expand their network globally and with the electronics becoming a major part of the next generation of the automotive industry, my client will be a strong competitor in a dynamic market.


·         Main responsibilities are the sourcing of steel components alongside materials such as aluminium, iron, casting and stamping parts
·         Excellent product knowledge of metal components and steel to provide good negotiation skills
·         Being able to work on a global scale as well as coordination with regional teams in a new exciting environment
·         Keeping up to date with market knowledge and current trends in the automotive industry
·         Working closely with supplier quality teams to ensure quality assurance measures and working closely with the engineering department

Your profile

·         3+ years of experience  in purchasing , preferably in the automotive industry
·         Preferred engineering background
·         Negotiation skills through proven savings in career
·         Fluent in German and English
·         Strong strategic sourcing skills particularly with the steel commodity
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