Commodity Buyer – Packaging and Purchased Filters

Contract type

Your challenge

The Commodity Buyer is the purchasing specialist for mainly one – in exceptional cases more - defined material groups. He/she manages all tactical sourcing activities with the suppliers in his/her responsibility (= “One voice to supplier”). He/she is located either in the Hub Center or a Branch and with that is also responsible for associated sites within the Hub. He/she reports to functionally the relevant Lead Buyer.

  • Executes  MGM strategies and initiatives and applies defined supplier panels in alignment with Lead Buyer
  • Supports Lead Buyer and reports regarding negotiations, supplier selection in projects, supplier panel optimization, ratio projects, KPI 11 development, supplier development, initiated sourcing decisions, etc.
  • Supports planning and forecasting in agreement with Lead Buyer and/or MGM
  • Manages RFQs and price estimations in customer or market projects and in serial production for his/her commodity within the Hub and for prototypes if prototype supplier will be serial supplier.
  • Conducts RFQs also for defined global projects (across Hubs) in alignment with the Lead Buyer.
  • Initiates and manages re-sourcing, dual sourcing and continuous improvement activities (KPI 11) and supports Ratio Project Management, e.g. “BCC” or VA/VE
  • Actively supports and acts in close collaboration with PMPs by providing “in-time” price- and other project relevant information, e.g. sourcing status, supplier feedback on timing and specification 
  • Negotiations & agreements about purchase price and supplier commercial contracts (KPI 11) incl. sourcing decision preparation
  • Contract management over supplier / parts life time for all contracts in his responsibility
  • Organizes Technical Reviews in close collaboration with ASQ and R&D
  • Initiates target price / cost analysis calculation (pre- and post SOP)
  • Overall responsibility for internal releases and changes of supplied material / parts / tools in projects and in serial production
  • Manages escalation issues in alignment with Lead Buyer
  • Maintains commercial material / supplier relevant data in SAP R3 and eCONN
  • Supports supplier quality assurance (KPI 41/42) , complaint management and "top focus" supplier meetings in cooperation with ASQ, SQA and SQD   
  • Monitoring of tool life time and capacity; negotiation and purchasing of follow-up tooling
  • Interface Management  to local Supply Chain
  • Other duties as assigned

Your profile


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (Business, Supply Chain or Engineering) or related field


  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in purchasing
  • Experience in industrial companies or manufacturing enterprises

Required Skills:

  • Technical understanding
  • Analytical skills
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Able to use Microsoft office tools and SAP and SAP BW

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Purchasing experience in an international environment
  • Purchasing experience in the automotive sector

Are you full of ideas? Are you keen to take on responsibility and really achieve something? Then our doors are open to you. This is a company that lives out its values, gives people the freedom to use their own initiative, offers many development opportunities and many exciting projects – all of which awaits you here.