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Lead Commodity Buyer Electronics

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: München (81249), Bayern
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 441563/001_1560358831
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/06/2019

Lead Commodity Buyer Electronics

As a market leader in powertrain systems and drivetrain solutions, this global T1 automotive supplier is looking for an ambitious, internationally-minded buyer to be responsible for all types of electronics purchasing. The purchasing department is currently rapidly expanding so they are looking for top talent to join both their major plants in Munich and Frankfurt. They are specifically interested in someone with innovative ideas who will shape their own path and thrive on the autonomy offered by the company.

The Position

  • Responsibility for all electronic purchasing, including actives/passives, resistors, connectors, assemblies, PCBs and PCBAs
  • Defining the global commodity strategies for electronics - coordinating between 11 plants worldwide
  • Managing relationships with various stakeholders at different levels, and with internal stakeholders across different departments, nationally and internationally
  • Qualifying new suppliers (low cost, e-sourcing), expanding into the Asian supplier market and supporting cost-cutting projects
  • Reporting to the Global Commodity Director for Electronics of the Business Unit

Required Skills

  • Fluent English and German
  • Electronic Engineering degree preferred, any engineering degree desirable
  • Excellent communication skills - to work inter-departmentally, with good negotiation ability
  • Solution-oriented professional, with proven experience in problem-solving and negotiating
  • Value-adding team player, with the ability to also work independently
  • Willingness to travel, up to 30%

We are looking for someone who has a real passion for electronics and how they are revolutionising the automotive industry, and someone ready to drive innovation from within and thrive in a fast-paced environment. As a position that will act as a key interface - you should be a confident communicator, able to effectively negotiate and manage conflict with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Work with an international team of specialists in their field - 17 nationalities across Germany plants
  • Clear progression paths with quarterly reviews on personal development plans
  • Flat hierarchy structure with clear reporting lines
  • High levels of responsibility from day 1
  • Freedom to implement your own strategic ideas

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this opportunity, or any other potential roles that may be available to you, apply below for a confidential discussion.

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