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Join our multinational team, where we care about You, your individual development and team collaboration.


As a dynamically growing company with unique products and the Global Leader in Comfort and Climate Seat Technology we are a continuously evolving by developing exceptional automotive comfort and wellness products.


Be part of our inspiring future!


We deliver our products to BMW, Audi, Maserati and many others. Our Team doesn’t only boost product innovation, but also take your career to the next degree.






What You'll Do:

  • Develop and execute global/regional category strategies in alignment with Global Category Director,
  • Support and execute global category strategies for foams, sensors/thermostats, adhesives, films and label,
  • Lead contract negotiations and developments with local suppliers to ensure consistent commercial terms and conditions,
  • Conduct regular regional benchmarking activities for assigned sub-categories to determine best in class suppliers,
  • Negotiate annual/semi-annual pricing based on regional indices, market factors and global benchmark data,
  • Qualify new suppliers in collaboration with category strategy,
  • Improve efficiency in terms of reliability of supply and price as well as risk management,
  • Work closely with our Business Unit Interface to identify and execute cost saving opportunities for new customer RFQ,
  • Ensure early involvement of SQD in case of new suppliers and/or materials and on-time PPAP approval,
  • Conduct purchasing of materials and select supplier and second sources for the components out of an approved supplier list,
  • Ensure complete maintenance of master data and workflows in all relevant systems,
  • Collaborate with engineering to confirm technical approval of supplier offers and required validation,
  • Support and execute cost reduction ideas,
  • Confirm material availability and lead time for the components.


What You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business with technical background and/or Engineering with economical background,
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience as a category buyer or strategical buyer, ideally from automotive industry (preferred in commodities such as foams, films/foils and adhesives),
  • A record of achieving purchasing cost saving through negotiation & VAVE,
  • Strong MS Office, understanding of customer requirements, job specific processes and reporting tools,
  • Ability to transfer technical matters into economic considerations,
  • Strong team player and intercultural competence,
  • Strong English language skills (ability to negotiate conditions/contracts in English),
  • Strong communication, negotiation, problem solving and analytical skills, cost calculation knowledge,
  • Legal/contractual knowledge.


What We Offer:

  • We specifically pay attention and support your development,
  • You can work with the latest technologies as part of our international team,
  • Very flexible work schedule, home office per individual and business needs (up to 80-90%),
  • Annual bonus, cafeteria, housing/travel allowance,
  • Health screenings, sports support, discounted canteen,
  • Exciting corporate events.


Positively impacting people’s lives around the world


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Gentherm Hungary Kft.

2084 Pilisszentiván, Hungary, Bányatelep 14.

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Job Req ID:  9319
Country/Region:  HU
Published:  Jun 22, 2024

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