Commodity Specialist

Aplicanţi: 8

Summary of Main Duties:


Define and implement our European Purchasing Strategy for the assigned commodities allowing on-time delivery to the several European plants in conformity with Engineering specifications and at the best commercial conditions.




·        Make full capacity studies per Global suppliers related to Global demand on assigned commodities;

·          Solve emergency cases on material delivery for assigned commodities for All plants;

·          Establish a five-year strategy on Payment terms, Best Cost Country sourcing and Net Material inflation;

·          Perform internet auctions on commodities assigned;

·          Negotiate and implement purchase contracts with our existing and new suppliers;

·          In view of continuously minimizing costs of total supply chain, develop new suppliers and ensure smooth transition in terms of quality and delivery performance;

·        Liaise with Production sites, Engineering and Corporate;

·        Participate in establishing a common purchasing strategy between Asia-Pacific, North America and European divisions;

·        Supply Chain & Risk Management, Dual sourcing strategy;

·        Create and maintain frame orders, contracts, logistics agreements;

·        Obsolescence Parts Management in cooperation with ECMT & Engineering;

·        Responsible for Net Material inflation, DPO and VMI for assigned commodities;




·        University degree;

·        Fluent spoken and written English, German is an advantage;

·        Very good working knowledge of IT tools (MS Office and databases, Reverse Auction software);

·        At least 3 years’ experience in procurement within Electronics industry is required;

·        Strong negotiation skills linked to ability to develop suppliers’ confidence and good willingness;

·        Ability to translate operational needs into a coherent multi sites delivery program allowing to keep minimum stocks without interrupting production;

·        Thorough understanding of worldwide commodity markets and of their versatility;

·        Excellent communication, listening and problem solving skills, ability to work under pressure as well as flexible attitude and strong personality.