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Senior Transportation Buyer

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Mannheim
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: BH051217
  • Sector: Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 05/12/2017
Senior Transportation Buyer

A tier one automotive supplier is seeking an experienced transportation buyer based near Mannheim, Germany.

They are looking for an independent individual to support the development and execution of the company’s global commodity strategies and achieve the best value across transportation and logistics. With over 30,000 employees across 100 locations worldwide, this listed company services original manufacturers and the aftermarket within the full range of automotive applications.

  • Manage tenders on the full range of transportation services.
  • Lead negotiations over freight & logistics contracts.
  • Support internal stakeholders with contract management.
  • Reduce costs across the supply chain.
  • Apply a range of negotiation practices including total cost, long-term outcomes and best value.
Skills and Experience Required:
  • Completed technical or business studies to degree level or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in transportation or logistics.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Fluent in English, other languages are preferable.
What this Job Offers You:
  • International travel across the company’s global locations and supplier network.
  • Personal growth through an individually tailored development plan.
  • An international talent programme to fast track your career within the industry.
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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