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Strategic Purchasing Manager - Electronics

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dortmund
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: BH12011801
  • Sector: Category Management, Procurement, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 12/01/2018
Strategic Purchasing Manager - Electronics

A global automotive supplier is seeking an experienced strategic purchasing manager based near Dortmund, Germany.

The company is centralizing their strategic procurement as part of a wide transformation of the department through the development of a new global strategy team. This tier one supplier has over 30,000 employees based across 39 countries and implements career development at all levels.

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of strategy for the procurement of electronic components worldwide.
  • Work in cross-functional teams with Research & Development, Quality and Project Management.
  • Lead negotiations with suppliers using a range of negotiation techniques.
  • Travel to new suppliers when qualifying them for new parts.
  • Work within the new global strategy team and advise on the range of electronics commodities.
  • Optimise processes and tools across the global purchasing network.
Skills and Experience Required
  • Completed studies in Engineering or Business to a Masters’ Degree level or equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience purchasing electronic components.
  • Previous experience in automotive industry.
  • International experience is desired.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Fluent in English, German is preferred in addition.
What this Job Offers You
  • Work with new technologies and innovative projects in the automotive industry.
  • Flexible working hours for the optimal balance between life and work.
  • Personal development through further training and education to enhance career progression.
  • Future international opportunities across their network of locations.
  • Help with relocation including finding partners employment in the area.
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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