Lead Buyer - Rubber and Plastics

Contract type

Your challenge

The Lead Buyer will be responsible for the coordination and management of suppliers, execution of MGM key strategic initiatives within the sector / region, e.g. :

  • Frame contracts / LTA negotiations and development of sourcing pipeline
  • First decision level in top escalation issues for own sector
  • Co-ordinate and propose Planning, Forecasting, Reporting to MGM o Analysis of sourcing pipeline, coordination of supplier selection with Commodity buyers
  • Initiate and coordinate of Ratio projects plus other savings and/or change activities
  • Active analysis of supplier base in the sector, indication of actions – supplier panel management (in the sector), ratio projects, renegotiation, bundling, other change activities
  • Execution of MGM strategy and key strategic initiatives within the sector / region
  • For suppliers in responsibility, actively monitors risks indicators of supply base and initiates appropriate actions in case identified risks.

Your profile

Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma and 10+ years of experience OR Bachelor’s degree or other relevant education in Business Administration, or related fields is preferred and at least 1-3 years of relevant work experience in purchasing within an international environment- (Master’s degree a plus)
  • Experience in industrial companies or manufacturing enterprises, preferably in the automotive industry
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • Ability to analyze market trends and data as they relate to the material group
  • Material group specific technical knowledge
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestic and international)

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working with SAP

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.