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As a leader in thermal technology, we design, develop, and manufacture heating, cooling, and ventilating devices for the automotive industry.

With our employees, we pioneer and shape markets for comfort devices while seeking new ways to drive value for our customers. We employ approximately 11,000 people at twenty locations in North America, Europe and Asia.

We are looking for you to strengthen our team in Hungary, Pilisszentiván (15 km from Budapest) in the position named below:





- develop and execute category strategies for assigned categories in partnership with the Global Category Director

- support contract developments to ensure consistent commercial terms and conditions

- approve ECR for new or changed materials

- conduct global market screenings and benchmarking

- qualify new suppliers in collaboration with category strategy / technical roadmap

- improve efficiency in terms of reliability of supply and price as well as risk management

- ensure early involvement of SQD in case of new suppliers and/or materials and on-time PPAP approval

- conduct purchasing of materials independently and select supplier and second sources for the components out of an approved supplier list

- ensure correct, complete and timely maintenance of master data and workflows in all relevant items

- order program related needs like samples and tooling

- support and execute cost reduction ideas

- confirm material availability and lead time for the components

- ensure supplier capacities to avoid supply bottlenecks

- support product change request and "End of Life" ramp-down activities at the component level



- Bachelor's Degree in Business with technical background and/or Engineering with economical background

- minimum 5 years experience as a strategic buyer, or commodity manager in Tier1/Tier 2 suppliers in automotive industry

- a record of achieving purchasing cost saving through negotiation & VAVE

- familiar with single source situations with experience in such an environment



- preferred experience in mechanical commodities such as stamping, casting, plastic

- SAP, PCP IB APQP, customer requirements, job specific processes and reporting tools, lean training

- strong negotiation, communication and assertiveness skills

- project management experience

- ability to transfer technical matters into economic considerations

- strong team player and intercultural competence

- strong English language verbal and written skills

- strong problem solving and analytical skills

- cost calculation knowledge

- legal/contractual knowledge

- strong MS Office skills



- flexible working time, 50-70% home office currently

- yearly bonus, cafeteria

- housing/travel support

- trainings, development programs

- health prevention, sport activity support

- delicious and various meals in our canteen

- exciting company events (up to pandemic situation)


Choose one of the leading firms of the automotive industry!

What can you expect at Gentherm, our innovative and modern company? Various assignments packed with challenges, good team spirit, a motivating international working environment, performance-driven remuneration, opportunities for development, flexible working hours and various benefits.

Your English job application (CV) is expected by e-mail at the following address: or register and send your application on our career site ( For further information please contact our colleagues at the HR Department at the above-mentioned email address or on the following phone numbers: +36 26-567-738, +36 26-567-957.


Job Req ID:  8522

Budapest, HU, 2084

Country/Region:  HU
Published:  Sep 21, 2022

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