Autoneum is globally leading in acoustic and thermal management for vehicles. The Company develops and produces multifunctional, lightweight components and systems for interior floor and engine bay as well as the underbody. Customers include almost all automobile manufacturers in Europe, North & South America, Asia and Africa. Autoneum operates 67 production facilities and employs around 16100 people in 24 countries. The Company with its headquarters in Winterthur, Switzerland, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol AUTN).

Currently we are looking for:

Lead Buyer

Poland - Katowice - 100%

Your responsibilities


- Supplier strategy;

- Supplier panel


Main tasks:

  • Responsible for the purchasing result for the families at BGEU level;
  • Create and maintain the improvement plan for the purchasing families, requesting support of Local Buyers for the implementation at local plants;
  • Scan the Market on Global scale to find low cost suppliers;
  • Prepare the Purchasing strategy and set-up the panel of strategic suppliers, based on Purchasing Marketing and Global Sourcing;
  •  Achieve maximum saving using, as an example but not limited to, pooling of demand, extended knowledge of the relevant products and processes, detailed cost analysis, functional value methodology;
  • Impose sourcing using specifications and approved certified alternative sources, promotion of material standardization, allowing full use of e-sourcing tools;
  • Support R&T and Development Centers for the evaluation of alternative materials, benchmarking of alternative technical solutions and suppliers;
  •  Actively contribute to the make-or-buy decisions;
  • Maintain the trend analysis and support to Budget preparation
  • Contribution to ongoing globalization of Autoneum

Your qualifications

  • Achieved five years seniority as buyer in Global Automotive companies;
  • Motivated by purchasing challenges;
  • Strategic analysis and synthesis ability;
  • Efficient approach to negotiation;
  • Capability to work in an international context;
  • Mobility in EU and outside (2-3-day missions);
  • Transparency and integrity;
  • Highly familiar with IT tools for Purchasing applications;
  • Technical background on Autoneum’s products;
  • English written and spoken.

Required qualifications:

  • Master degree or equivalent education level;

Main tools:

  • Jagger, SAP, MS Office

We offer

  • Possibility to grow in international environment
  • Private healthcare - possibility of joining on preferential terms for you and option to extend to your family/partner
  • Group insurance  - possibility of joining on preferential terms
  • Social Fund benefits
  • Flexible working hours (we start between 7 and 9 am)
  • Home Office work up to 40% of working time
  • Fitness program (preferential terms)
  • Good atmosphere of work
  • Ability to use foreign languages on a daily basis
  • Trainings and development opportunities

Please send application in English, including cover letter.

Autoneum Poland Sp z o.o.
ul. Owsiana 60a . 40-780 Katowice
T +48 32 721 97 02

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