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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 13,000 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.


Your tasks:

- 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 our of an appoved supplier list

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

- order program related needs like samples and toolings

- support and execute cost reductions ideas

- execute category strategy

- confirm material availability and lead time for the components

- support to conduct continuously market screenings and benchmarking

- support to qualify new suppliers in collaboration with category strategy

- ensure supplier capacities to avoid supply bottlenecks

- support cost reduction activities together with the Business Unit Interface to achieve pro-SOP saving targets

- support product Change Requests and End of Life ramp-down activities at the component level

- domestic and international travel may be required

Your profile:

- university/college degree in Business with technical background and/or Engineering with economical background (Industrial Engineer)

- strong experience of mechanical part purchasing especially in the area of plastic injections, blower/fan components, TED, or othert. Solig experience interacting with suppliers in Europe for commercial negotiation (costm contracts, T/CS), and also for technical discussion according to mechanical part specification for drawing

- strong knowledge and know-how of mechanical part manufacturing process, cost break down, tooling, etc.

- at least 2 years working experience in Automotive Industry

- strong MS Office and SAP skills

- very string negotiation skills in English (German is an advantage)

- ability to transfer technical matters into economical considerations

- intercultural competence

- extensive knowhow of purchasing methods and tools

- basic legal/contractual knowledge

- problem solving, analysing

- good understanding in cost calculation and cost models

What we offer:

- 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: For further information please contact our colleagues at the HR Department at the above-mentioned e-mail address or on the following phone numbers: +36 26-567-738, +36 26-567-957.

Job Req ID:  8328

Budapest, HU, 2084

Country/Region:  HU
Published:  Oct 2, 2022

Job Segment: HVAC, Supply, Procurement, Buyer, Automotive, Operations