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Product buyer

Offer Summary

The role of a Product Buyer is to support our products in production through managing supplier base and monitoring all operational supplier issues, in line with Group Purchasing / Category strategies, for a defined plant/plants and/or category areas.

Role and Responsibilities


Manage direct material production supply base for defined plants/categories
Manage supplier issue handling in accordance with internal procedures
Consolidate plant/product area requirements and communicate within purchasing
Create and propose part/category PPV budget and saving activities for assigned plant/category/business area/product area in cooperation with category buyer
PPV and other KPI Reporting and follow up
Manage suppliers and investigate potential suppliers for resourcing opportunities and lead or support implementation of Cost Reduction initiatives
Participate in Lean and VAVE activities and be Purchasing’s member in PIP team
Handle Purchasing administration in ERP, including managing/issuing PO’s
Co-operate with Project Buyer in handover process
Co-operate with and give feedback on cost, quality, delivery performance, capacity etc. to Project Buyer and Category Buyer for existing parts in NPI projects
Strategic responsibility for local categories (DV/DX) 
Identify, propose and manage suppliers in accordance with operational requirements, purchasing policies and objectives and facilitate develop and manage supply base capable of meeting future demands
Actively search and identify suppliers meeting functional BA local/product area needs and to support future growth demands of the Company
Consolidate saving opportunities in order to meet budget target
Resp. for implementing cost reductions in accordance with PPV budget
Investigate new supplier base, benchmark current supply base to ensure best suppliers used, prepare K-brief proposals when opportunities found
Lead yearly negotiations with suppliers for local commodities (DV/DX)
Support implementation of strategic sourcing results :
- Support in supplier entry and in the supplier exit/ switch process
- Collect and consolidate data on contract compliance and supplier performance
Manage Supplier Relationship Managements (SRM) activities :
- Prepare joint cost workshops and continuous improvement workshops
Support category on re-sourcing, supplier disruption initiatives and strategy implementation
Monitor factory needs and support when required, i.e. technical change, price increase, supplier quality issues etc.
Communicate with category teams in case of important commercial changes (volume, price increases or other suppliers’ requests that make influence the KPI’s performance)
Manage supply base price change requests and escalate and co-operate with Category organization when required
Owner of budget saving plan (PPV) for assigned product area/plant/category in defined BU/Segment
Purchasing representative in PIP projects
Participate in cross functional VAVE and lean activities and drive purchasing actions
Delivery disruption handling, escalated from Transactional – in accordance with escalation procedures
Order prototypes and tooling based on internal requisitions from R&D or plant (serial production)
Negotiate with suppliers about optimal logistics parameters for keeping optimal cost level for running production, considering inventory level, batch size, delivery terms and piece price
Negotiate supplier claims origination form LIP/QIP escalations and othe
Prepare/coordinate and distribute the plant annual purchasing budget and its updates for rolling forecasts
Report monthly PPV and other KPI data for monthly reporting
Manage internal customer relationship. Collect and follow up on internal customer feedback on services
Generate non-PPV saving
Managing capacity change request 
Handling extraordinary EOP from customers (business cancellation)
PIP projects:
o Get feasibility confirmation
o Ensure prototypes if required
o Manage PPAP within the agreed timing
Participate in customer audit on plant level
Maintain VP and contract database for local suppliers 
Support handling of financially distressed supplier
Maintain ERP systems with supplier information and assure records are up to date on supplier names, accounts, contacts etc.
Handle Purchasing administration on ERP, issue and manage BPO’s, tooling PO’s and LTA’s on current business.

Requirements and experiences

• BAC in administration
• Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience mainly in negotiation (similar experience)
• Manufacturing experience
• Bilinguisme

Benefits and Other Informations

Good salary
30 hours per week

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