ZF TRW New Product Introduction (NPI) Purchasing Buyer in Benesov, Czech Republic

Req ID 26840BR

Job Title New Product Introduction (NPI) Purchasing Buyer

Business Unit Europe & Emerging Markets Body Control Systems

Job Description

The New Product Introduction (NPI) Purchasing Buyer is responsible for the successful launch of new products regarding costs, timing and quality of purchased parts. In addition the Product Line Buyer is responsible for the Change Management of current series production parts.

  • Representing Purchasing and SDE (Supplier Development Engineering) in the cross functional project teams and support the project with all Purchasing related topics.

  • Communication interface between Program Management and Engineering to Purchasing and SDE to involve them in the program.

  • Support the profitability of new projects by achieving best component prices and tool costs of purchased parts in line with or better as the project cost requirements.

  • Ensure that all purchased parts are in line with the overall requirements of the GDPIM process and the project timing plan for Purchasing and SDE (incl. APQP process and PPAP timing).

  • Implementation of all projects in the Program Tracking System, maintaining this through all GDPIM phases, reporting of the current project status regarding costs and project timing.

  • Represent Purchasing in the CQR process and ensure consideration of best component and tooling costs. Involve Commodity Management where necessary into the CQR process.

  • Responsible for selected commodities for Purchasing related tasks supporting Operations like Quality, Cost recovery, Escalation for delivery issues.

  • Change management for TRW and supplier driven Engineering Changes with Escalation to Commodity Management for cost changes >5%.

  • Support Commodity Management in resource activities and VAVE activities.

  • ERP system maintenance for new components (Blanket POs) as well as price changes. Standard Cost maintenance.

Education Requirements • Graduate of Business Administration or similar or Engineering

Experience and Skill Requirements

• 3-5 years of Purchasing experience in Automotive are preferred.

• Sourcing experience with a Fortune 500 company, a leading consultancy, or a large service industry company.

• Good negotiator, solid knowledge of contract language and legislative requirements.

Position Status Salaried Full-Time

City Benesov

State Czech Republic

Country Czech Republic